Hi! I am hoping someone can help me. I have an sb600 flash that seems to be stuck in M mode. According to the manual, I just need to press zoom button until it disappears. All that did was cycle through the numbers a bunch of times. I also tried clearing it to the factory default settings, but the M is still there. Is there something else I can try, or is there something wrong with my flash? Thanks! Lisa
Are you talking about "M" manual flash mode or the "M" you see over the "Zoom" setting? To cycle through the flash exposure modes (TTL, TTL/BL, M) you press the "Mode" button. To cycle through the manual zoom settings you press the "Zoom" button.
1. Pull the batteries on the flash. Let it sit a while. Alternatively when you re-insert them, use fresh ones if they already aren't new.
2. I've had some luck mounting the flash (powered off) on a camera, powering up the camera, then the flash. Then it recognizes it's mounted correctly, slips into iTTL mode and behaves normally. You may need to do this a few times.
Armando, I think that might have worked! I'm not sure, but when I turned it on, the M was gone. I can't thank you enough. It always amazes me how much wonderful support I get on this site. Thank you again! Lisa
Hi Jerry. Maybe that was part of the problem. I did have it on the camera at first, but then I was just working on the flash. It seems to have cleared itself when I put in new batteries and put it back on the camera. Thank you so much for your help!
I will check that when I get home. I have a diffuser on it, so I can't see if that part is down or not. It did sound like it was making a funny noise - so maybe that was the problem the whole time. I will definately check that out.