D80 flash-trigger range?

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Dario D
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D80 flash-trigger range?
Feb 9, 2008

Hi all. I did a photo shoot outdoors last night, and ran into a somewhat annoying problem. My D80 won't fire my SB-600's mounted on umbrellas from more than about 10 feet away.

At home everything works fine in my small studio, but last night, when I stepped back a little to get a somewhat distant shot of the model (with concrete walls all around - plenty to bounce the infra-red signal off of), only one of my flashes would fire. (to test, I turned the other two to face my camera directly , and they STILL wouldn't fire). And NONE would fire from about 17 ft back.

Am I dealing with defective parts here, or is this just how weak the commander-signal coming from the D80 is? All parts are fairly new and very well taken-care of.

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