SB-800 AF Speedlight
Nikon's powerful Speedlight unit provides incredible lighting flexibility both as a stand-alone Speedlight, wireless commander or remote unit.
SD-800 Quick Recycle Battery Pack (for one R6 (AA) - size battery), AS-19 Speedlight Stand, SJ-800 Colored Filter Set (FL-G1 and TN-A1), SW-10H Diffusion Dome , SS-800 Soft Case
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Using Nikon SB 800 with Nikon D700 camera? I can't get my SB-800 to work with my new Nikon D700... Is there a special setting I need to use?
Are you saying that you have never had it work with your camera? Strange???
When you put it on your camera it should fire without you doing anything special.
oh, don't forget to put batteries in it.
Please review the manuals for both to determine all the functions supported as CLS covers a lot of ground.
• TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available
with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix
or center-weighted metering is selected)
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
• Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
• Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
The SB-800 was discontinued around late 2008 and the Nikon D300o was introduced July 30, 2009. That could be the reason some of the D3000 documentation does not show the SB-800 as being compatible. Instead Nikon recommended the speed lights that were in production.
Good luck and enjoy the SB-800.
Remember the flash is reacting to what your camera is reading,
therefore, if reading an image or scene, and the flash is pointing straight up, it will
not reach your subject as if it were pointing at the subject , either on camera or off camera.
You will need to compensate for the fact it is not directly pointing at your subject or yes it will be underexposed, even if using as "bounce" flash you will need a little compensation.
I am no pro when using flash as to compensating the flash or exposure with the camera.
Just remember the flash doesn’t know it is not pointing directly at your subject.
I hope this helps and I’m sure there are others who can give you better tips on compensating for vertical flash.
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