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Firing external flash from sync socket


Perth, AU
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Geoffrey4 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005
Fri 17-May-13 03:04 AM

Good morning all

I have just noticed that an external flash connected by PC cable to the flash sync terminal on my D800, does not fire if the built-in flash is raised for use.

Is this a fault in my camera, or is it normal ?

The external flash seems to trigger correctly when built-in flash is folded down, including when a Nikon flash is mounted to top of camera.
Thanks again

Western Australia
(a state nearly 4 times the area of Texas)

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