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    Default How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    I reset my sb800 after playing with several settings.
    Now it's "stuck" in the M mode. Before that, whenever I adjust my lens zoom, the flash follows. Now it doesnt. Pls adv how to get back to the previous mode.
    Thanks very much.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Press the mode buttom? Also check the in-camera menu for the 'flash mode' field. There you can switch between TTL and Full Manual.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Thanks for your reply.
    The letter M appears above the word Zoom and the power head does not adjust automatically. Been trying to get cancel the M without any success.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by chankp View Post
    Thanks for your reply.
    The letter M appears above the word Zoom and the power head does not adjust automatically. Been trying to get cancel the M without any success.
    This is simple. Mount the flash onto the camera, set the focal length to the one that is mounted to your camera, i.e 50mm and when you change the zoom distance, the flash will react accordingly.
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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Thanks Michael.
    No luck. Still cannot get rid of the M above the word Zoom.
    The power head does not follow the lens.
    Any other way to set the flash power head to zoom according to the lens?
    Tks.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Thanks again Michael.
    Got it working now.

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    I try put as ZAC08 mention not success. Anyone can help? May I know what is the roof cause for this?

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by phamton71 View Post
    I try put as ZAC08 mention not success. Anyone can help? May I know what is the roof cause for this?

    thanks in advance
    if after try all the recommendation from the user here and still got stuck in 'M' then it is time to visit NSC. And ask for root cause.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Remove your diffusor. I got caught once also.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    the diffuser removed and M is gone. When put back it come again. It cannot be put back?

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    When you put on the diffuser it presses a small little button at the bottom of the flash head. This causes the flash to zoom out to 14mm automatically. Don't really like it cuz you loses a lot of flash power like that. I know of ppl who cut a hole on the diffuser to prevent this from happening.

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    Default Re: How to get SB800 out of the M mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchbean View Post
    When you put on the diffuser it presses a small little button at the bottom of the flash head. This causes the flash to zoom out to 14mm automatically. Don't really like it cuz you loses a lot of flash power like that. I know of ppl who cut a hole on the diffuser to prevent this from happening.
    You mean file away a slit in the diffuser ("Tupperwear")?
    Yes, I have seen those too. My LSII doesn't have this problem.

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