Buying my first external flash for my D7000

Started Apr 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
David Lal
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Failing capacitors in SB600? Not!
In reply to SmittenHobbyist, Apr 10, 2012

Why do you say that - is it a particular weakness of these units? I have mended quite a few flashguns, both my own and those of friends and have yet to find the capacitor had failed.

Changing or checking it should not be too difficult - but is hazardous if you do not know what you are doing:

(Mending a 20 year old Osram 44, > 100 volts residual charge)

The most common source of failure I have found is leaked batteries corroding the battery connectors.

David

SmittenHobbyist wrote:

im willing to bet most sb-600s are nearing the end of their capacitors

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