d2x with SB-28 and SB-800

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by Matthias, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Matthias

    Matthias

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    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    Today while tooling around with the D2x I forgot the SB-800 which is my main flash. The only flash in my bag was the SB-28. Normally the SB-28 is only used as a secondary fill flash for multiflash setups so I do not pay much attention to it as an on-camera flash.

    Trying to use the SB-28 on the camera in TTL mode the camera never fired. What could cause this? Is the D2x not talking to the SB-28, or am I overlooking a setting in the menu setup??
     
  2. Matthias

    Matthias

    300
    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    No suggestions yet? Thanks for looking anyway.
     
  3. The older flashes [ older than SB600/800 ] used something like D-ttl which the newer cameras don't have so they can't talk to each other .
    I use my SB24 in "A" mode with the aperture/iso settings set manually on the flash .
    The camera fires the flash but doesn't communicate with it .
    With my SB24 I disconnected all the pins except the centre one so the flash doesn't interfere with camera settings . [edit-oops , and the front one which is still connected ]
     
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  4. Matthias

    Matthias

    300
    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    Desmond,

    thanks for clarifying this one for me - will try the A setting if it ever goes back on the d2x in an emergency.
     
  5. Maybe try it now before the emergency arises . With my SB24 I've disconnected the two rear pins so they can't communicate and ''confuse'' each other , however when I have the flash in 'standby' mode and it goes to sleep as soon as I turn the camera on it wakes up so they maust be 'talking' through the front pin still .
    You'll have to check how your camera responds to this communication .
     
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