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    Default SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    I am not sure what i did, or did i even do anything in the first place but my mode for TTL-BL disappeared. Kept pressing the mode to shuffle it but never came on. On one occassion it came back then after awhile of shooting, not sure what I did (or never do anything again) the function disappeared..

    I've asked a few who are more knowledgable in flash than me but they are lost too..anyone can help?

    Thanks in advance!!

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    BL mode is available for Matrix metering. if you are using center-weighted or spot metering, then it won't come on?

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    Quote Originally Posted by nikkie View Post
    BL mode is available for Matrix metering. if you are using center-weighted or spot metering, then it won't come on?
    hmm cant work....i switched the metering modes but still cant get the TTL-BL mode back..anyone can help?
    Last edited by sprintist; 22nd July 2007 at 01:36 PM.

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    anyone?

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    need help need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    hmm cant work....i switched the metering modes but still cant get the TTL-BL mode back..anyone can help?
    Clean the contacts on the hotshoe and the flash? While trying to see what was wrong, I realised mine didn't come on also... until I wiggled the flash a little and it came on.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 22nd July 2007 at 05:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkie View Post
    BL mode is available for Matrix metering. if you are using center-weighted or spot metering, then it won't come on?
    BL works for Matrix and Center-weighted.

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    Which camera model r u using?

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    the flash can function properly just the TTL-BL mode is missing.

    I tried using different metering, in fact all 3 metering modes but still after shuffling the mode wont come on. When the flash is detached, also the mode is not there. other modes all present =(

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    Quote Originally Posted by hazta View Post
    Which camera model r u using?
    sorry missed this. D80 nikon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    the flash can function properly just the TTL-BL mode is missing.

    I tried using different metering, in fact all 3 metering modes but still after shuffling the mode wont come on. When the flash is detached, also the mode is not there. other modes all present =(
    BL won't turn on when the flash is not on the camera.

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    Shud b alrite then. In diz case, TTL-BL will not work in Spot metering only.

    Try removing the batteries and load them again while at the same time cleaning the contacts on both the speedlight and cam.

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    i tried both on and off the camera, still the ttl bl is missing even at matrix or centre weighted. hmm cleaned the hotshoe already though..

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    what's the mode currently shown on ur SB800?

    does your flash fired when u press the shutter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    i tried both on and off the camera, still the ttl bl is missing even at matrix or centre weighted. hmm cleaned the hotshoe already though..
    Mode? P, A, S, M? I tried on my D70s and TTL-BL is available on all modes. I'll try see if I can replicate the problem. Meanwhile, can you check if the CLS commander might be activated? Also, what lens were you using?
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 22nd July 2007 at 10:08 PM.

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    the ttl-bl is back again! duno why..using on tamron 17-50. yes flash works well, fires well

    the ttl-bl is back..not sure why though..somehow only that function disappears even when at matrix metering etc.

    Really appreciate all the help here! hopefully the disappearance act won't come back..really weird and mysterious

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    the ttl-bl is back again! duno why..using on tamron 17-50. yes flash works well, fires well

    the ttl-bl is back..not sure why though..somehow only that function disappears even when at matrix metering etc.

    Really appreciate all the help here! hopefully the disappearance act won't come back..really weird and mysterious
    I think it's probably some contact problem either with the lens communication or the flash communication..

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    Good for you!

    Weird tho... diz problem?

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    Default Re: SB800 TTL-BL Disappeared..........argh

    could it be a function of the AF-D lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    could it be a function of the AF-D lenses
    No.. I can get BL when I changed to a non-D lens also.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 23rd July 2007 at 01:44 AM.

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