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Problem with SB800 on D700

joburger

AU
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joburger Registered since 06th Nov 2012
Mon 19-Nov-12 02:01 AM

Hi Guys, I have a problem with a D700 body I recently purchased. When I attach an SB800 to the hotshoe the SB800 emits a series of pre-flashes and there is a delay before the shutter is released.
I put the SB 800 on a D3X body and I don't get the pre-flashes nor the delay so I know the problem is with the D700.

Could the previous owner have set something up in the flash control system in the D700 which causes this delay and the pre-flashes?

Any advise you can offer will be greatfully received. Thanks

gheck58

Aliso Viejo, US
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#1. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 0

gheck58 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2003
Mon 19-Nov-12 02:35 AM | edited Mon 19-Nov-12 02:44 AM by gheck58

Check to see if your D700 on-board Flash is set to Red Eye. Any on-board flash settings will effect your SB-800 as well. Since the D3X doesn't have a flash you wouldn't notice.

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joburger

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#2. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 1

joburger Registered since 06th Nov 2012
Mon 19-Nov-12 03:28 AM

Thanks Hecky, I'm trying to locate where this is in the menu, do you know where is? I can't find it. Cheers

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#3. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 2

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Mon 19-Nov-12 07:21 AM

Red-eye reduction (and how to select it) is described on pages 185 and 188 in the D700 manual.

Brian
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joburger

AU
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#4. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 3

joburger Registered since 06th Nov 2012
Mon 19-Nov-12 07:50 AM

Thanks Brian, that's one thing I didn't receive with this body, I'll see if I can find a copy online. Thank for the heads up.

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#5. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 4

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 2006
Mon 19-Nov-12 02:08 PM

PDF version of the d700 manual:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/15979

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

joburger

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#6. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 5

joburger Registered since 06th Nov 2012
Mon 19-Nov-12 06:44 PM

Thank You gentlemen, online manual located and problem fixed. Much thanks.

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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#7. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 6

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Wed 21-Nov-12 03:18 PM

Now, Chris - You see the value of a membership with this group. I have yet to ask a question that someone like Brian Hasn't jumped up and provided a concise and accurate answer. In addition, this is a very polite group of people. I occasionally visit other web sites relating to photography in which people are snippy and have immense egos. Not here! So join us anbd fill out your profile. Knowing what you shoot with and what you shoot will help people answer questions! Welcome aboard in advance!

BTW, that PDF manual is downloadable and searchable!

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DinoCardelli

Plantation, US
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#8. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 7

DinoCardelli Registered since 19th Oct 2010
Mon 26-Nov-12 07:19 PM

>Now, Chris - You see the value of a membership with this
>group. I have yet to ask a question that someone like Brian
>Hasn't jumped up and provided a concise and accurate answer.
>In addition, this is a very polite group of people. I
>occasionally visit other web sites relating to photography in
>which people are snippy and have immense egos. Not here! So
>join us anbd fill out your profile. Knowing what you shoot
>with and what you shoot will help people answer questions!
>Welcome aboard in advance!
>
>BTW, that PDF manual is downloadable and searchable!


100% right on....

this is THE FORUM for Q&A


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joburger

AU
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#9. "RE: Problem with SB800 on D700" | In response to Reply # 8

joburger Registered since 06th Nov 2012
Mon 10-Dec-12 06:57 PM

Thank you gentlemen. I have filled out my profile. I have a website at www.christopherrimmer.com Most of my previous work was shot on 6 x 7 film. I am relatively new to the Digital world but I have found this forum most helpful. Of course, non of us know all there is to know about photography but I'mm willing to bet that the collective knowledge of this forum may be heading in that direction.
Cheers Chris

G