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Jul 1, 2018 00:27:49   #
rcarol
 
JD750 wrote:
Wow that is annoying. Nikon has focus assist light. You can turn it off if you wish (I usually do). The option is about 5 menu levels down. LOL.


I'm not sure why you're saying that's annoying. The mini flashes are there to help in focusing in dim lighting conditions. Was your intention to respond to some other poster's comment rather than mine? I'm confused.

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Jul 1, 2018 11:04:33   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
Thanks, after trying to tighten the screws will contact Nikon if needed.

Designdweeb wrote:
Sounds like a cracked solder joint internally or a short with the connections from the flash shoe

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Jul 1, 2018 11:05:18   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
Good suggestion, thank you.



JD750 wrote:
Sounds like a hardware problem. You’ll should not get flashes, mini or otherwise, while merely carrying the camera.

Can you borrow another flash and see if it still does that with the other flash mounted to your camera? If it does it’s probably a camera malfunction. If not then your flash has likely malfunctioned.

Maybe time to contact Nikon support?

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Jul 1, 2018 11:07:05   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
Will definitely try this first, going to get the tiny screwdriver today. Thank you.

Don, the 2nd son wrote:
The connecting plates are attached to the ubits (body & flash) with tiny screws, tighten them, you will very likely find them a tad slack. Use ONLY a quality proper fit screw driver and don't overtighten. May solve to problem.

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Jul 1, 2018 11:11:11   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
While this would certainly work would be unwieldy while moving camera from 35 to 70 angles throughout a home, thank you for responding.

billnikon wrote:
If the flash is working well when you take the shot my suggestion would be to remove flash when your moving around the tripod. Something when you are moving is causing contacts to be made firing the flash. Simple fix.

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Jul 1, 2018 11:13:51   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
Great idea, will try. I have on hand compressed air can, alchohol as well as Zeiss wipes.

GENorkus wrote:
A similar thing happened to me for a couple times. Mine turned out to be the third party flash mount contacts sort-of sliding on what little dirt that was there and breaking contact. My fix was to clean the contacts on both parts to make a better connection. No problems since. You might try that.

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Jul 1, 2018 11:14:42   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
It shouldn't be on continous focus, but will check, thanks.

rcarol wrote:
Those mini flashes may be the result of the camera using the flash to focus. If your camera is set to continuous focus, the camera/flash combination may fire if moved. Just a thought.

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Jul 1, 2018 11:15:47   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
Thanks, while moving tripod, not touching anything on camera.


cjc2 wrote:
Not even close, unless you are pressing the shutter while you move. Focus Assist is provided by infrared, not flash. You can program a button for "modeling light" which could be a possibility here if that has been done. Best of luck.

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Jul 1, 2018 11:17:25   #
Sharona Loc: Alpharetta, Georgia
 
Interesting and functional idea, thanks.

nadelewitz wrote:
A flash can put a lot of strain on a hot shoe when you're moving around, tilting it, carrying it sideways on a tripod, etc. Connection problems/failure are the result. The bigger the flash the worse it is.
Better to use a flash bracket with a dedicated cord .

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