SB 800 preflashes?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by josephbraun, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. I am pretty sure these are not preflashes. I use a D300 and when I set my sb 800 to ttl mode to take a shot it will visibly flash 3 times for about 1 second, before finally taking the shot (the fourth flash). When I use the pop up flash on the camera with the same lens and everything (in ttl mode) it functions perfectly. How do I fix this?
     
  2. Turn off the red-eye feature! That will help.
     
  3. Red-eye reduction = EVIL
    Bouncing flash = GOOD!
     
  4. Here in Texas our mantra is "Ribeye good, redeye bad".
     
  5. Definitely I like Texas.
     
  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    "Ribeye good, redeye bad."
    Texas good, taxes bad.
     
  7. You guys. I have a headache today, quit making me laugh. Now I need multiple pops of ibuprofen.
    Joseph, other SB-800 tricks will produce multiple pops, besides the red-eye reduction (which describes what you noted): slow sync rear curtain flash; the disco strobe modeling light - usually activated by the DOF preview button; and repeating flash mode.
     
  8. You should not be able to see preflashes unless
    1. your eyes have been upgraded to firmware v.7.1.*
    2. your optic nerve is detaching from the retina **
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    * USB port required for firmware update
    **Please see your ophthalmologist immediately
     
  9. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    How you can see your ophthalmologist if your retina is already detached?
     
  10. Shun,
    EXCELLENT point, that's why, when it happened to me, I went to the ear doctor, who just looked at me funny... At least I think he did... I couldn't see anything...
     
  11. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    So you went to a ear doctor when you had an eye problem?
     
  12. thanks matt.
     
  13. Huh? Whadya say? I can't hear ya...
     
  14. But seriously folks, take my flash please...
     

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