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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:37 am 
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Hey, folks,

I was trying to take a few macro shots today with the D7000 as a commander, and an SB-700 as a remote. However, no matter what I tried, the SB-700 wouldn't fire. My first thought was that one of the settings was entered incorrectly, so I double checked, but there was nothing wrong from what I could see (pop-up set to commander, flash and camera set to same channel, etc). I then reset the settings, thinking that a previous setting that I entered affected the flash's ability to fire, but even then it didn't work. I took the flash into the local store and tried it with their D7000 on display and it worked fine, so I'm assuming that it's a problem with the camera, but I'm still mystified.

What throws me off even more is that when I set the D7000 to the "AA" setting, the SB-700 beeps when I fire the flash, and the display darkens, as it would if I was shooting normally, but the flash still doesn't fire. Am I doing something wrong? I don't want to send it into Nikon as it will be who knows how long before I get it back, but I don't know what else could be causing the flash not to fire. Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:40 am 
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Not knowing the exact scenario, here could be a couple of things to trouble shoot:

Line of sight - if you're shooting macro, where is the SB700 relative to the onboard flash - is the remote receiver on the SB700 able to 'see' the onboard flash?

SB700 - standby mode? Is this set to 'on'?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:49 am 
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Thanks for the quick reply, Phil

I'm convinced that it's not a line of sight problem, as the flash does react to taking a shot (it just doesn't fire) and I did a few tests shooting right next to the flash.

It can't be the standby mode either, as it worked with the D7k in the shop.

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