Problem with SB 800

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by alvin_lim|5, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Hi all,

    Lately, I have been having some problems with my SB 800. Regardless which lens I use, the speedlight will show
    the focal length at 14mm. Even when I attached a zoom lens on it, it still stays at 14mm. Anyone encountered
    something similar? Thanks!
  2. You have the omni-bounce on it or the wide angle diffuser down.
  3. Check to see if the built-in diffuser is pulled out.
  4. Will do. Thanks guys!
  5. My SB-600 switches to 14mm when the wide diffuser is down.
  6. SB-800 Auto-zoom works when head is not rotated, and not tilted, and diffuser and bounce card are completely inserted in the body.

    No Dome or any attachment installed, no rubber band or tape personal inventions on the flash that could possibly press in on the micro switch on the flash body and disable the auto zoom feature of the flash.

    Once that is settled, see if your lens, or zoom lens, as well as camera, is compatible. Do you have a G lens ? Do you have a D lens ? and what is your camera model...
  7. oh Thank you multiple grasshoppas . . . I have been having this strange intermittent happening, and had not researched yet to find an answer, and here it is presented . . . Ed <--- bowing and saying Thank YOU ALL !

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