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SB900 getting hot too soon

Jenniferlynch

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Jenniferlynch Registered since 28th Aug 2010
Sat 28-Aug-10 06:01 PM


Hi,

I just switched to Nikon and am getting familiar with equipment. I used my new SB900 for first time last night with a portrait shoot outside. After only about 15 minutes of shooting I began hearing beeps and the thermal cut-out symbol appeared on the screen and the flash shut down. This happened for the remainder of the shoot. I would turn it off and in time get a few more flashes before it shut down again -- over and over.

I was using it fairly consistently for fill and to balance subject with very bright background. No exposure comp or, if so, minor.

Seems the flash should last at least for an entire shoot -- not overheat after a short time. I checked book and I was not in a multiple-flash mode on flash or multiple-frame mode on camera. As far as I know I was in standard mode all around and in TTL.

I was using newly-charged (but not new) nickel-metal hydride batteries.

Wondering if the flash is defective or if I am doing something to cause it to overheat so quickly. Thanks!

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