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No image when using flash (SB600)

Tom Conway

Wrightsville Beach, US
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Tom Conway Registered since 13th Jan 2011
Thu 01-Nov-12 05:11 PM

Hi everyone: When using my SB600 and a SC-29 cord with the D700 I'm suddenly getting no image, just a blank black screen. The camera body and flash combo have been working together for over a year. How did I goof it up? Look forward to your responses! Thank you in advance!

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with different eyes." Pablo Picasso

avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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#1. "RE: No image when using flash (SB600)" | In response to Reply # 0

avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Thu 01-Nov-12 04:38 PM

Hmmmm....

What are your settings on the camera and flash?
Do you get an image with the the flash directly mounted to the hot shoe on the camera (no SC-29 cord)?
Do you get an image using the pop up flash fof the SB700?
Have you tried other CF Cards?


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MEMcD

US
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#2. "RE: No image when using flash (SB600)" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 01-Nov-12 08:11 PM

Hi Tom,

Is the SB-600 fully seated and locked in the SC-29 hotshoe?
Is the SC-29 fully seated and locked in the D700s hotshoe?
Is the Speedlight firing when you release the shutter?

Have you tried cleaning the electrical contacts on the SC-29, SB-600, and D700 hotshoe? It only takes a little oxidation to prevent the Speedlight from firing.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

Timeshifte

Dayton, US
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#3. "RE: No image when using flash (SB600)" | In response to Reply # 2

Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Thu 01-Nov-12 11:38 PM

Did you take the lens cap off, just kidding !

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Tom Conway

Wrightsville Beach, US
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#4. "RE: No image when using flash (SB600)" | In response to Reply # 3

Tom Conway Registered since 13th Jan 2011
Sat 03-Nov-12 12:28 PM

Hi: Thanks to Anthony, Marty & Timeshifte for your comments. I'm still working to correct the problem(s); have been called out of town on personal business so will use your suggestions in a few days. Tom.

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until someone shows us how to look at them
with different eyes." Pablo Picasso

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