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Donald Reaka Registered since 23rd Sep 2012Mon 29-Oct-12 04:27 PM
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"Sb700 d7000 commander mode"


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Can not get the sb700 to fire in commander mode, both are only a week old, I think all settings are correct on both units

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 29-Oct-12 11:05 PM
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#1. "RE: Sb700 d7000 commander mode"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

The sensor on the remote unit is directional. Check to see if it works when pointed at the camera. If your walls are white enough, the natural bounce of the light will often find the sensor anyway.

Is the commander flash putting out any light at all?

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Tue 30-Oct-12 09:29 AM
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#2. "RE: Sb700 d7000 commander mode"
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Port Charlotte, US
          

Some important things to check.
Camera
1. Commander Mode - "--" if you don't want the built-in flash to contribute to the flash or "TTL" if you do want the built-in camera to add flash to the photo as well.
2. Select Group and Channel on the camera built-in flash such as "A 2"
3. Built-in flash is popped up and does flash when you push the shutter release

SB700
1. Move the switch to "Remote" (and have "REMOTE" displayed on the screen)
2. Match Group and Channel settings to camera such as "A 2"
3. Make sure the infrared sensor window is pointed so that it can see the flashed from the camera.

That should eliminate most of the common mistakes

Larry

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....and which is an illusion"

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 30-Oct-12 04:05 PM
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#3. "RE: Sb700 d7000 commander mode"
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Chicago, US
          

As noted there are a number of conditions that must be meet, the camera flash settings, Speedlight settings and the placement of the flash unit.

Fast Track to Wireless Speedlights

See Setting the SB-700 as a Wireless Remote Unit on page 4.
See Nikon ’s exclusive Built -in i-TTL flash system with wireless capabilities with the D700, D300, D300S, D7000, and D90 Digital SLRs on page 7.

Make sure all units are on the same communication channel and the groups are properly selected.

George
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