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daniel.chin Basic MemberFri 21-Dec-01 11:45 AM
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"SB-28 AF Assist Illuminator"


Taichung, TW
          

When I use my F100+SB-28 combo, I hardly notice if the AF assist Illuminator is working or not (projecting vertical line apttern). However, I found today that even in a dark room, the AF assist was not functioning.
I double checked AF sensor ( it was set at center) and AF ILL setting at the speedlight ( it wasn't turned off which would show "NO AF-ILL").
So, what else could I go wrong before I sent it back for service?
Thanks!

Daniel Chin
A Light Traveller
Taichung, Taiwan

Daniel Chin
A Light Traveler

  

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Reply message the problem solved!
daniel.chin
21st Dec 2001
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meerkat
21st Dec 2001
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     Reply message RE: the problem solved!
daniel.chin
22nd Dec 2001
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          Reply message RE: the problem solved!
MoX
23rd Dec 2001
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Simon_Barnes
04th Jan 2002
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05th Jan 2002
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daniel.chin Basic MemberFri 21-Dec-01 12:16 PM
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#1. "the problem solved!"
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Taichung, TW
          

I kept trying and trying by playing around all possible seetings, and after I re-set the AF mode from "C" to "S", the AF-ILL was on.
I couldn't find my manual, but think it makes sense.
Any one can confirm that ( AF-ILL only works at "S" mode)?
Thanks!

Daniel Chin
A Light Traveller
Taichung, Taiwan

Daniel Chin
A Light Traveler

  

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meerkat Basic MemberFri 21-Dec-01 07:55 PM
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#2. "RE: the problem solved!"
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silly-can valley, US
          

Yes, read the camera manual, not speedlight manual

  

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daniel.chin Basic MemberSat 22-Dec-01 09:52 AM
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Taichung, TW
          

so many to learn about F100, looks like keep refering back to its manual is a must!
( Somehow I couldn't post after my message at the F100 group forum, but someone also indicated that I should set my camera's AF mode to "S").
Thanks!

Daniel Chin
A Light Traveller
Taichung, Taiwan

Daniel Chin
A Light Traveler

  

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MoX Basic MemberSun 23-Dec-01 02:07 PM
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Toronto, CA
          

for the AF assist illuminator to work, the center focus area MUST be selected. It has nothing to do with C or S mode.

-Michael
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http://www.photo.net/photodb/presentation?presentation_id=144194

  

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Simon_Barnes Basic MemberFri 04-Jan-02 04:31 PM
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Teignmouth, GB
          

I've just upgarded from a Pentax system whereby the illuminator would only work if the light levels were low and would not light even when turned on when light levels were bright enough for the AF sensors.

My question is: I have now got an F100 and SB28. is it correct that the illuminator is as the camera says i.e either on or off?
When I have the option on, the illuminator still fires even in bright lighting.


Is this supposed to happen or have I missed somthing.

Cheers for any help.

Many thanks


Simon Barnes



If it isn’t broken, keep fixing it until it is

  

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Blackjack Basic MemberSat 05-Jan-02 11:01 PM
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#6. "RE: the problem solved!"
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>for the AF assist illuminator to
>work, the center focus area
>MUST be selected. It
>has nothing to do with
>C or S mode.



That makes a lot more sense.

  

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