>I have not used it extensively, But. I have taken several >shots with a SB910 on the camera as the master, and 2 SB800's >as slaves. Every shot had all flashes working every time. I >made no adjustments in the camera menu. All TTL lighting >settings were set in the flash units themselves. Flash groups >were properly sync'd. >I will not attempt to offer any technical or exposure advice, >as I am just barely getting familiar with the system. >the SB910] I can only offer the experience that it worked >every time. > >And... The SB910 is one nice flash unit.
Some reviews on the net say D800 flash problems are inconsistent. Obviously not everybody has the problem I have. But I described the problem when I sent the camera to Nikon and they didn't fix it or say it was not reproducible. My description was condensed to "flash doesn't work" when they put the camera into their system.
I bought a 5D Mark III today. Not sure if I'll send the D800E back for another round of repair. I guess that would be futile unless I first get a human being on the phone to explain how the incompetent morons in his department altered the customer's problem report and mismanaged the service process so a 2-3 week job took 7 weeks. I was close to switching even if the camera came back fixed.