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Old Apr 8, 2005, 3:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is a way to stop the SB600 pre-flashing so that I can use it to trigger another remote flash unit?

The camera is a Nikon 8800 and the remote flash triggers with the first flash it sees; that is causing the camera to under expose.

I tried the camera on full manual mode but that didn't resolve it.

Any workarounds would be greatly appreciated.



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Old Apr 11, 2005, 8:50 AM   #2
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I had the same problem

I used the mode button on the SB600 to change the flash mode to manual that seemed to stop the pre flash but I then had to play about with the man flash settings. As I dont have a flash meter I gave up on trying to ballance the camera speed and exposure setting with the manual flash settings
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Old Apr 11, 2005, 9:51 AM   #3
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turn off your red eye reduction option on the camera.

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Old Apr 12, 2005, 3:22 AM   #4
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Thank you for that guys!

I posted the same question on the Nikon forum and someone there gave the same advice. It feels a little like two steps forward and one step back -I love the way the 600 copes with ttl and zoom, then we have to go back to manual, guessing and experimenting to get remote fill flash from a non-Nikon speedlight.

The SB600 & 800 seem to use radio signals to fire remotes, which is bound to be accurate - but two of these speedlights cost about as much as a D70!!!

My remote flash is a Centon FG105D (dedicated Nikon) and is slightly more powerful than the SB600. It also has a small forward facing flash as well as the large swivel and zoom head. I will stick with that in the meantime now that there is a way to get a manual sync between them. It may take a little longer to set up, but it is a hobby after all! :lol:

Thanks again, and happy snappin'

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Old May 29, 2005, 6:33 AM   #5
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The only way is too stop the internal flash and use an external small flash synced too the camera. Stick some red geletineon the flash too subdue the flash.
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Old May 29, 2005, 7:05 AM   #6
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The only way is too stop the internal flash and use an external small flash synced too the camera. Stick some red geletineon the flash too subdue the flash.
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Old May 29, 2005, 7:25 AM   #7
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This is a shot using a small Sunpak. It only uses 2 aa batteries but the trigger voltage is 194 volts . So I attached it too one of my adaptors. It can be used as shown ,the underneath block is tapped out 1/4 whit to be screwed to a flash bracket. Another I made has a hotshoe male underneath too slide into the camera hotshoe
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This is a shot using a small Sunpak. It only uses 2 aa batteries but the trigger voltage is 194 volts . So I attached it too one of my adaptors. It can be used as shown ,the underneath block is tapped out 1/4 whit to be screwed to a flash bracket. Another I made has a hotshoe male underneath too slide into the camera hotshoe
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Old May 29, 2005, 7:31 AM   #9
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Methinks I will have too keep the attachments down too about 50kb. They are too BL^&*%$ big
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Old May 30, 2005, 2:37 AM   #10
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I am trying too get the shots down too reasonable size. This is just too show what can be achieved by DIY instead of spending megabucks. There are 2 freeze by sound gizmos. 2 trigger volts regulators and a studio flash slave to remotely fire the studio flash.
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