D7100 and SB-910 wobble issue

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Ceridan
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D7100 and SB-910 wobble issue
9 months ago

Hi!

I'v received Nikon SB-910 speedlight and I'v already found one small issue - the flash does not sit tightly on the D7100, but wobbles (moves) slightly. SB-700 does not have this issue. Although I don't see any imminent trouble associated with this, it make me feel uneasy.

Should I return the unit as defective? Or is there anything I can do to address the issue? I know there is a water protector, but it is rather costly and also I don't feel like attaching it along with the flash all the time.

Thanks for your opinions.

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Re: D7100 and SB-910 wobble issue
In reply to Ceridan, 9 months ago

Well, you have eliminated my first guess, splayed camera mount. Is the flash new? I would return it.

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In reply to Steve Bingham, 9 months ago

Yep, the samera is like two weeks old and the flash is brand new.

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Mine does it to and I suppose everybody else's too
In reply to Ceridan, 9 months ago

Ceridan wrote:

Hi!

I'v received Nikon SB-910 speedlight and I'v already found one small issue - the flash does not sit tightly on the D7100, but wobbles (moves) slightly. SB-700 does not have this issue. Although I don't see any imminent trouble associated with this, it make me feel uneasy.

Should I return the unit as defective? Or is there anything I can do to address the issue? I know there is a water protector, but it is rather costly and also I don't feel like attaching it along with the flash all the time.

Thanks for your opinions.

I have been using my SB910 for about a year on D90, D7100 and P7700 and until now I have never noticed it or worried about it, so I tried it also with D200 and it wobbles in all of them. It even wobbles in the enclosed plastic table stand / tripod screw reduction. Obviously, the hoof on the flash is a bit narrower than the rail. Wobbling settles down a bit after locking.

Actually, I think it is on purpose - to make mounting and unmounting easier. I can imagine that if it sat more tightly, it could be a problem for somebody to fit it. And since it has a lock and the wobbling has no effect on function and it doesn't have to be like lens mount tight for operation, there you go. Unlike the plastic rail cover, which sits really tightly and it has to, having no lock. Try to remove it with a bit wet or greasy fingers and freshly cut short nails. I remember removing it from P7700 was quite a pain.

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Re: Mine does it to and I suppose everybody else's too
In reply to chary zp, 9 months ago

Ah ha. I assumed it was locked!

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Ceridan wrote:

Hi!

I'v received Nikon SB-910 speedlight and I'v already found one small issue - the flash does not sit tightly on the D7100, but wobbles (moves) slightly. SB-700 does not have this issue. Although I don't see any imminent trouble associated with this, it make me feel uneasy.

Should I return the unit as defective? Or is there anything I can do to address the issue? I know there is a water protector, but it is rather costly and also I don't feel like attaching it along with the flash all the time.

Thanks for your opinions.

I have been using my SB910 for about a year on D90, D7100 and P7700 and until now I have never noticed it or worried about it, so I tried it also with D200 and it wobbles in all of them. It even wobbles in the enclosed plastic table stand / tripod screw reduction. Obviously, the hoof on the flash is a bit narrower than the rail. Wobbling settles down a bit after locking.

Actually, I think it is on purpose - to make mounting and unmounting easier. I can imagine that if it sat more tightly, it could be a problem for somebody to fit it. And since it has a lock and the wobbling has no effect on function and it doesn't have to be like lens mount tight for operation, there you go. Unlike the plastic rail cover, which sits really tightly and it has to, having no lock. Try to remove it with a bit wet or greasy fingers and freshly cut short nails. I remember removing it from P7700 was quite a pain.

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Re: Mine does it to and I suppose everybody else's too
In reply to Steve Bingham, 9 months ago

Of course my SB-910 is locked It wobbles despite the lock.

Steve Bingham wrote:

Ah ha. I assumed it was locked!

chary zp wrote:

Ceridan wrote:

Hi!

I'v received Nikon SB-910 speedlight and I'v already found one small issue - the flash does not sit tightly on the D7100, but wobbles (moves) slightly. SB-700 does not have this issue. Although I don't see any imminent trouble associated with this, it make me feel uneasy.

Should I return the unit as defective? Or is there anything I can do to address the issue? I know there is a water protector, but it is rather costly and also I don't feel like attaching it along with the flash all the time.

Thanks for your opinions.

I have been using my SB910 for about a year on D90, D7100 and P7700 and until now I have never noticed it or worried about it, so I tried it also with D200 and it wobbles in all of them. It even wobbles in the enclosed plastic table stand / tripod screw reduction. Obviously, the hoof on the flash is a bit narrower than the rail. Wobbling settles down a bit after locking.

Actually, I think it is on purpose - to make mounting and unmounting easier. I can imagine that if it sat more tightly, it could be a problem for somebody to fit it. And since it has a lock and the wobbling has no effect on function and it doesn't have to be like lens mount tight for operation, there you go. Unlike the plastic rail cover, which sits really tightly and it has to, having no lock. Try to remove it with a bit wet or greasy fingers and freshly cut short nails. I remember removing it from P7700 was quite a pain.

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