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  #21  
Old May 13th 21, 03:50 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Eric Stevens
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On Tue, 11 May 2021 18:36:48 +0200, Alfred Molon
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Am 11.05.2021 um 13:14 schrieb Eric Stevens:
A new development. I sent the flash back to the Nikon service centre
and they have just reported to me that the flash tube is broken -
shattered. Presumably this happened when the flash was being shipped
back to me although there was no evidence of rough handling on the
box. I would not have thought that they were that fragile.


I find it amazing that you went all the way to send a flash to Nikon for
repair. Nowadays if an electronics item breaks you just buy a new item
(unless it's an expensive camera of course).


NZ$600

or from Amazon (US$345 + US$60 freight) + 15% local tax all multiplied
by 1.4 for the exchange rate = NZ$652. I know there may be cheaper
than Amazon but that price is indicative. Also purchases outside
Australasia are not covered by warrantee in NZ.
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Old May 13th 21, 03:54 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Eric Stevens
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On Wed, 12 May 2021 06:26:52 -0700, Savageduck
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On May 12, 2021, Incubus wrote
(in article ):

On 2021-05-11, Alfred wrote:
Am 11.05.2021 um 13:14 schrieb Eric Stevens:
A new development. I sent the flash back to the Nikon service centre
and they have just reported to me that the flash tube is broken -
shattered. Presumably this happened when the flash was being shipped
back to me although there was no evidence of rough handling on the
box. I would not have thought that they were that fragile.

I find it amazing that you went all the way to send a flash to Nikon for
repair. Nowadays if an electronics item breaks you just buy a new item
(unless it's an expensive camera of course).


That surprised me too. Excellent ones are available on mpb.com for £64. It's
surely more expensive to get it looked at than to just get another.


Agreed! I have a 17 year old SB-800, but the my system that gets the most use is my Godox V350F and the Godox X1T-F TTL wireless flash trigger.
http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Camera_Flash_V350F.html


I want something which will operate with the Nikon Command system and
I haven't done any research as yet into alternatives. Nor do I know
what local prices are like. Whatever, but they are not US prices.
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Regards,

Eric Stevens
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Old May 13th 21, 09:47 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Dimitris Tzortzakakis
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Στις 12/5/2021 4:12 μ.μ., ο/η Incubus *γραψε:
On 2021-05-11, Alfred Molon wrote:
Am 11.05.2021 um 13:14 schrieb Eric Stevens:
A new development. I sent the flash back to the Nikon service centre
and they have just reported to me that the flash tube is broken -
shattered. Presumably this happened when the flash was being shipped
back to me although there was no evidence of rough handling on the
box. I would not have thought that they were that fragile.


I find it amazing that you went all the way to send a flash to Nikon for
repair. Nowadays if an electronics item breaks you just buy a new item
(unless it's an expensive camera of course).


That surprised me too. Excellent ones are available on mpb.com for £64. It's
surely more expensive to get it looked at than to just get another.

I had my Canon EOS-30 serviced in Canon Athens for 60 euros, all the
buttons on the back were not working (I bought it NOS in October 2019)
but that's a different case-the camera is not being manufactured any
more. I have the Speedlite 540 EZ, also bought NOS. As the tube in the
flash being shattered, I suppose it's being made of quartz (or maybe
glass-I think it's being filled with xenon). You can see some of my
photos in my flickr account-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
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Old May 13th 21, 11:31 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Alfred Molon[_4_]
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Am 13.05.2021 um 04:50 schrieb Eric Stevens:
On Tue, 11 May 2021 18:36:48 +0200, Alfred Molon
wrote:

Am 11.05.2021 um 13:14 schrieb Eric Stevens:
A new development. I sent the flash back to the Nikon service centre
and they have just reported to me that the flash tube is broken -
shattered. Presumably this happened when the flash was being shipped
back to me although there was no evidence of rough handling on the
box. I would not have thought that they were that fragile.


I find it amazing that you went all the way to send a flash to Nikon for
repair. Nowadays if an electronics item breaks you just buy a new item
(unless it's an expensive camera of course).


NZ$600

or from Amazon (US$345 + US$60 freight) + 15% local tax all multiplied
by 1.4 for the exchange rate = NZ$652. I know there may be cheaper
than Amazon but that price is indicative. Also purchases outside
Australasia are not covered by warrantee in NZ.


Just had a look for compatible flashes and noticed that Metz went
bankrupt. My goodness.

But there are still other inexpensive alternatives to the Nikon branded
flashes.
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Old May 17th 21, 10:41 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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In article , Incubus
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Nikon flashes themselves are an inexpensive alternative. The SB-800 is still
an incredible flash if you don't want to pay current prices for the new model.


except when it overheats.
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Old May 17th 21, 04:44 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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In article , Incubus
wrote:

Nikon flashes themselves are an inexpensive alternative. The SB-800 is
still
an incredible flash if you don't want to pay current prices for the new
model.


except when it overheats.


I thought that was a problem with the 900. The 800 is well regarded from what
I have seen but I wouldn't touch the 900.


the 900 shut down when it got too hot.
the 800 didn't.
  #27  
Old May 17th 21, 05:08 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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Default Nikon SB-600

On May 17, 2021, Incubus wrote
(in article ):

On 2021-05-17, wrote:
In , Incubus
wrote:

Nikon flashes themselves are an inexpensive alternative. The SB-800 is still
an incredible flash if you don't want to pay current prices for the new model.


except when it overheats.


I thought that was a problem with the 900. The 800 is well regarded from what
I have seen but I wouldn't touch the 900.


The SB-800 is great.

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