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sworks   Miami, US  Basic Member Mon 17-Dec-01 01:53 AM
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"SB28 flashing"



I have an F100 and an SB28 flash unit. I have noticed that sometimes when I put the flash on the camera and turn them both on, when I depress the shutter to half, focusing, I get a quick burst of flash out of the SB28. Is this some kind of pre-flash or do I have some option turned on that I am not aware of. I like the flash, but it is more complicated than the camera itself. Thanks

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Mon 17-Dec-01 02:50 AM
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#1. "RE: SB28 flashing"
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Yu may have the flash in automatic balanced fill-flash with TTL multi-sensor. (In the flash there is another icon indicator on, at the side of the one showing TTL). If you want it off, just press the mode selector until it disappears, for standard TTL.
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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Rancho Cordova, US  Charter Member Mon 17-Dec-01 03:46 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Dec-17-01 AT 07:36 PM (GMT)

I don't think so. It sounds like the contacts are not properly aligned. My SB-28 did that once and it was due to static electricity. Here is what I learned when I brought it in for service:

1) Make sure your contacts are clean. (Clean it with a pencil eraser.)

2) Make sure both camera and flash are turned off to prevent a short circuit (this can also cause the flash to fire) before mounting.

3) Make sure the flash is seated properly on the camera, and the lock is turned to secure it.

4) Turn on the camera, then the flash.

5) If not using it for an extended period of time, take out the batts, and fire it several times to keep the capacitor memory.

Hope it helps.
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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Mon 17-Dec-01 04:03 PM
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You are correct Anthony:
The flash has to be clean and turned on after the camera is turned on.
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colnago   US  Basic Member Thu 20-Dec-01 11:49 PM
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#4. "SB-28 flashing"
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I have experienced the same problem with an SC-17 thrown into the mix. I never had this happen when the unit was mounted on my N90s or N-80. It happened today consistantly during a shoot causing me to underexpose several shots. Can't remember it happening mounted to the F100, but have used the SC-17 almost exclusively with the F100. I shot a wedding with this rig and it happened only a few times. Today, I was wondering if there might be a short in the cord...

I will try Anthony's suggestion and see if that takes care of the unwanted flashing. Didn't have to worry about which one to turn on first with my old 283 and FE's!

Marc

  

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