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Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lenses

critidoc

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Sat 16-Jan-21 08:28 AM
my sb500, sp910, and sb5000 work great with the z lenses but do not work with the FTZ and my 500pf and 600F4 VR FL. Anyone else having this issue. Yes the FTZ has been updated to the latest software, so have the lenses and cameras. I have notified nikon on this and suspect it is a firmware issue with either the flashes bodies or FTZ. Flashes work fine on my D6. Lenses work fine on the D6 and both zII bodies.

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#1. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 0

luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010
Sat 16-Jan-21 09:54 AM
Check to see if you have silent shutter turned on. Speedlights are disabled when using silent shutter. It's probably a setting in your camera. You could test it out by doing a reset to factory default and trying that.

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#2. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 17-Jan-21 06:39 PM
Hi Peter,

Verify that you don't have Flash turned Off in the Flash Mode Menu.

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critidoc

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#3. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 2

critidoc Silver Member Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Nikonian since 27th Feb 2007
Mon 18-Jan-21 06:17 AM
flash was turned on

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#4. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 3

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Mon 18-Jan-21 06:39 AM
I may have missed it. Is Silent Shutter turned off - you need to use Mechanical or Electronic - but not Silent.

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critidoc

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#5. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 1

critidoc Silver Member Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Nikonian since 27th Feb 2007
Mon 18-Jan-21 07:00 AM
silent shutter was off

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#6. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 0

cej_in_nc Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2009
Mon 18-Jan-21 09:35 AM
Do other F-mount lenses fail, or just these two?
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 18-Jan-21 02:46 PM
Hi Peter,

By: On, do you mean Front Curtain Sync?

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#8. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 4

critidoc Silver Member Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Nikonian since 27th Feb 2007
Tue 19-Jan-21 06:18 AM
silent shutter was off

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#9. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 7

critidoc Silver Member Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Nikonian since 27th Feb 2007
Tue 19-Jan-21 06:18 AM
flash was turned on, yes was using front curtain sync.

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critidoc

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#10. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 6

critidoc Silver Member Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Nikonian since 27th Feb 2007
Tue 19-Jan-21 06:19 AM
also 70-2000 f2.8 Fl version

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#11. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 10

luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010
Wed 20-Jan-21 09:48 AM
One final thing you might consider is setting the camera back to factory default settings - Camera Setup -> Reset all settings.

If you flash still doesn't work, you can pretty much rule out camera settings as an issue.

Larry

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#12. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 10

cej_in_nc Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2009
Wed 20-Jan-21 10:25 AM
Prime suspect appears to be FTZ adapter. Perhaps cleaning FTZ contacts?
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 20-Jan-21 01:09 PM
Hi Charles,


When all else fails. using DeoxIT Gold to clean the electrical contacts is an excellent suggestion!

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GBaylis GBaylis

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#14. "RE: Flashes not working on z6II or 7II with Fmount lens" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 23-Jan-21 01:46 PM
My 500PF works OK with my Z7. Make sure that you're not set to Release Mode H+ which also disables the flash.

When you look at the flash indicator on either screen does it show as disabled?

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