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SB800 intermittent heavy underexposure on D50


Büren, CH
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aerobat Registered since 05th May 2006
Sun 17-Feb-08 07:16 AM | edited Sun 17-Feb-08 07:36 AM by aerobat

I've had my SB 800 for almost a year now working flawlessly. Yesterday evening I took indoor shots on a party and in two instances 2 - 3 consecutive shots came out totally dark. The flash battery was fully recharged before use. I did shoot in aperture priority and TTL mode. The flash was bounced with 45 degrees angle from a white ceiling. After a few dark shots it suddenly worked ok without any other changes. I did leave the battery enough time to recharge in between the shots. Also the flash definitely fired according to my colleagues. Is this rather a body or flash problem? I don't know where to start and I can't replicate it.

Thanks for any advise


Daniel Diggelmann
A Swiss Nikonian