Does your flash feel "secure" in the hotshoe? I am wondering if you have a problem with the connection of the flash to the camera. I believe there were others who had some issues with the D700 hotshoe.
I would agree - many D700 users have had issues with the hotshoe on the camera getting loose and giving flash errors and odd things happening. An asy fix is to go to a flash bracket with the chord and I'll bet this phenom will go away...
Roland -- Nikon will fix D700 hot shoes for free? That's a surprise. I am a member of NPS and they would not even answer my questions about this issue, leaving me to replace three of them before I finally put the issue to bed by buying a flash bracket and cord combination. There were people who allegedly fixed theirs by pressing with a drill press or "gently tapping" with a small hammer (read, hitting your $2700 camera with a hammer!)
This matter wasn't quite as extreme as the issue that arose with the D600, but if they had decided this a few years ago, I'd be about $750 ahead. I firmly believe it was flexing of the bracket with the heavier flashes, and the replacements were quietly reengineered to be stronger.
>Alan-- Nikon replaced my hotshoe for free, what can I say. I >sent my D700 in for a repair, not a hotshoe problem, they >repaired my original problem and replaced the hotshoe.
Was the other problem a warranty repair?
When Nikon Service makes a repair besides the initial issue or issues, they usually go through the unit and fix any and all other problems that they find. If it is a warranty repair, they cover it 100%. If it is a billable repair, they usually provide a lump sum cost for everything they find wrong with the camera.
Hi, Marty, Yes the repair was a warranty repair. The real problem with my D700 I could not take any photos on an empty CF card, kept saying card full. I had no problem with the hotshoe, but they replaced it anyway. Roland
Hi All, thankyou for you ideas, just did a test using both the SB700 and SB400, with both if I just leave them in the hotshoe, they both misfire, and the SB700 goes grazy, like a misfiring gun. The SB400 works as it should if I apply pressure holding the flash down, 100% works. I have purchased a bracket, but did not want to look like a newspaper reporter at family events, soas well I will have to have the hotshoe fixed.
Hi, I have ordered one of these plastic brackets, I would be amazed if it fixed this issue, sort of getting used to the strobe flash effect, but do not want to look like Clark kent with a bracket either, rang Nikon in Sydney, it's not they they were unhelpful, the person I spke with had no idea of this matter, now a quick look at the internet will clear this up. Thanks for all the feedback and helpful suggestions.