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Old Oct 14, 2005, 11:40 PM   #1
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OK. I just went out and bought the SC-29 adapter for my Nikon D-70 with the SB-800 Speedlight. I have it all hooked up to the frame and all plugged in correctly. My ISO setting is at 200. My problem is that I have been trying to shoot pictures with this setup and unless I have the aperture opened up to the max (in my case it is f/3.5) and the shutter speed at like 1/10 I get dark crappy pictures!!!

Now I would like to think that I am not a complete idiot since I have been doing this for a while, but I have tried all the different combinations with settings in the menu on the D-70 for the various flash modes and so on as well as the different modes on the SB-800. Anyone have a clue as to how I can solve this issue?

When the camera is in any of the following modes A, S, P, or M I get the same results or I get no picture at all. I bought this set up to improve my shots and it seems I have taken four steps back. The manual that comes with the SC-29 is literally Chinese and says nothing about operation to get desired results. If I am missing something someone please let me know. This was suppose to help, not hinder!

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Old Oct 15, 2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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I think I might have figured it out. Apparently my camera is possessed because I sat here playing with it more and I detached the SB-800 from teh sc-29 unit and plugged it back in my hotshoe on the D-70 and took a couple pictures..then put it back and voila! I got pictures this time and I shot everything under the sun in the house and it seems to be fine now. What was causing my problem is still a mystery that bothers me but as long as it doesn't fail me this week during my shoot I will be OK.

I would still like to hear any ideas if anyone knws what could have caused that to happen.

Sheesh!

Scott
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 2:49 AM   #3
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It could be caused by the flash and hotshoe contacts not really coming into full contact. I've had such problems before when using a friend's SB800 on my D70. After detaching it and reattaching it, all was fine.
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