D700 "Hot Shoe" issue with sb900? What is the "current" solution?

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D700 "Hot Shoe" issue with sb900? What is the "current" solution?
Sep 28, 2010

Normally I don't shoot my sb900's "on" my D700.

But, have had a run of shoots that I have had to do some long walk around event shoots with my sb900 "on" my D700.

And on an Event ... my D700 with the sb900 on it ... the INFO in the VF turned off , and I could NOT shutter , at all.

At first I thought it was a Over heat of the sb900 ... because it was just after I accidently shot quick two seq. flash shots in a row.

But, only after I took OFF the flash and re-set it ... did the D700 INFO in the VF come to life and start shooting again.

Tonight, as I was testing it ... it did it again.
and it seems that it might be because the "Hot Shoe" is loose.

Because when I jiggle the sb900 on the Hot Shoe ... is also comes back to life.

  • Curious, (because I have not been reading all the current threads on this)

WHAT is the "current" FIX for this now ?

It's not really bad now ... but I can see how it will get worse.

It seems , IF you are walking around, shooting long Events (plural), with a D700 with a sb900 hanging from a Hot Shoe on a Black Rapid Double Strap .... WORRY, this will probably happen to you :).
That's my gut feeling.

HG

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