D800 builtin flash fails

Started Nov 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
reps2
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Re: CLS trigger inconsistant
In reply to Ajayharsh Varikat, Nov 24, 2012

I keep a small (No, not the Nikon device!) GPS in my D700 hot-shoe. If I pop the flash up, it looks OK, but clearly it fouls the GPS, and doesn't come right up, and won't fire. It seems that unless the BIF is fully up into position it doesn't make some hidden contact.

Is it possible that there is some small bit of fluff or dust which fouls the D800 BIF, and prevents it rising all the way into position?

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