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Mikas Emil   DK  Registered since 12th Oct 2012 Fri 12-Oct-12 04:11 PM
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"D3200 and SB800 problem - please help!"



Hello everybody

I have recently bought a Nikon D3200 as my first DSLR, and I am very very happy with it. I use a Tamron Di II 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD NI lens. I am starting to carry it around everywhere, and I love how good the pictures turn out.. How did I ever live without a DSLR?

My father had a spare SB800 flash, so now I also got a very nice flash to use with my camera - however;
It does not seem to register properly with my D3200. As I understand it, it should be able to register how much I am zooming, but it seems that the flash is stuck at 14mm and it is displaying a "M" above "Zoom". However, even when I try to use the manual buttons to set the right mm on the SB800, nothing happens. Still stuck at 14mm.

Does anyone know of this issue? I have tried to reset the settings of the SB800, but it did no difference.
Am I missing something?

I really hope someone is able to help!

Best regards
Mikas

  

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Reply message RE: D3200 and SB800 problem - please help! MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
12th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: D3200 and SB800 problem - please help! blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas
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Reply message RE: D3200 and SB800 problem - please help! Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library
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Reply message RE: D3200 and SB800 problem - please help! Mikas Emil
13th Oct 2012
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     Reply message RE: D3200 and SB800 problem - please help! MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
13th Oct 2012
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Fri 12-Oct-12 07:24 PM
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Sat 13-Oct-12 12:43 AM by MEMcD


Hi Mikas,

Welcome to Nikonians!
It sounds like you have the diffuser dome on the flash or the wide angle flash adaptor down, it will keep the zoom set at 14mm and prevent it from changing.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Fri 12-Oct-12 11:06 PM
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Yep, I'd guess that the flip-down wide angle diffuser is, well, flipped down. It's flipped down over the front of the flash tube area.

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library   Hatboro, Pa, US  Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009 Fri 12-Oct-12 11:40 PM
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If you don't have the SB800 manual you should be able to download it from the Nikon site. The menus aren't that intuitive to a new user.

Marty and Brian are both correct. The dome will set the flash to 14mm and the flip down diffuser will set the zoom to either 14mm or 17mm depending on the lens.

Enjoy your SB800. It's a great speedlight.

Len


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Mikas Emil   DK  Registered since 12th Oct 2012 Sat 13-Oct-12 11:41 AM
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Wow. Thank you so much for the fast reply! It worked perfectly!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sat 13-Oct-12 03:22 PM
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Hi Mikas,

Great!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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