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Vsteelrider Registered since 13th Oct 2012Thu 01-Nov-12 01:46 PM
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"Control panel led light turns on when using Nissin DI622 flash"


GB
          

Hi Guys,
I am very happy with the flash but have noticed the lcd screen on top of the D7000 turns on its light when using the flash.
Looks like I am not alone with this issue, any ideas ??

PS its the MK2 version.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/d7000-club/discuss/72157631358373710/

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Thu 01-Nov-12 02:22 PM
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#1. "RE: Control panel led light turns on when using Nissin DI622 flash"
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Chicago, US
          

Have you tried having the camera and flash turned off before assembling and then turning on the camera and then the flash?

Does the flash have sleep mode?

If so, is it enabled?

Nikon's Speedlights by default are in the sleep mode.

George
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Vsteelrider Registered since 13th Oct 2012Thu 01-Nov-12 06:02 PM
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#2. "RE: Control panel led light turns on when using Nissin DI622 flash"
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GB
          

Have always mounted the flash with camera and flash off.
Turn on camera, turn on flash. Flash charges red pilot turns green ready to go.
Halfway push on shutter release always brings the top displays led light on.
It does time out. And the flash enters sleep mode after 30 seconds on standby.
Another push on the shutter and the flash pilot turns green ready to go. But on comes the top screens light once again.
I appreciate its not going to drain out the battery anything like using the cameras own pop up flash. And the performance of this Nissin is on a par with Nikons SB700 but for less than half the money.
Cant see anything in the settings that would cure this.
So if any D7000 owners have the Nissin fitted to there hot shoe
Do you have the same problem ?
And is there a fix for it ?
Much appreciate your comments.

  

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Vsteelrider Registered since 13th Oct 2012Fri 02-Nov-12 08:17 AM
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#3. "RE: Control panel led light turns on when using Nissin DI622 flash"
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GB
          

Ok quick update,
Having searched the net. I have confirmed that this issue (If it can be called that) Is not restricted to the D7000.
The D90 has the same problem when using a Nissin DI622 Mk 11.
Its a shame that in all the positive reviews being circulated, not one including the more professional reviews fail to mention this quirk.
My only concern is long term implications with regards to the flash making the cameras electronics do something it clearly shouldnt.
For some reason the flashes pilot light when turning green seems to be in some way linking to the top screen led light and turning it on.
I have decided to go for a Nikon SB700, and will keep the Nissin flash has an off camera slave unit.
It is a good perfomance flash yes.
But as a third party add on, I am not happy with the idea that sensitive camera electronics are being messed up in this way.
Its an issue that people need to be aware of, and Nissin really should be sorting it.
My advise for what its worth would be. Don't go for the cheaper option go for an original Nikon unit.
Because in the long run if your not happy (And thats where I am) It will cost you more in wasted money, when you eventually go for the real deal.

  

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