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External flash on nikon dslr wont work

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July 10, 2014 3:16:36 PM

Hello

I recently purchased a nikon d7100 and a vivitar sf-3000 flash.

when i press the test button on the flash it works but when I try to take a photo i get nothing.

Is there something I have to change in the menu? or buy a better one?

Please help I need to use it very soon.

Thanks

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July 10, 2014 3:39:27 PM

looking up review on the flash, they say it sucks, and looking on the vivitar site, it doesn't show it's compatible with the d7100. You need more that a $13 flash on a $1300 camera.
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July 10, 2014 5:57:38 PM
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July 11, 2014 3:02:18 AM

Thanks for the replies. I kinda just pick the cheapest flash thinking they don't have compatibility issues
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August 6, 2014 2:07:09 PM

Hello

New problem.

I bought a triopo speedlight tr 980n.

First use was no problem.
But now everytime I put on new battery it just runs out when I power on.

Please help my holiday will be ruined
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August 7, 2014 5:59:39 AM

Sandi13 said:
Hello

New problem.

I bought a triopo speedlight tr 980n.

First use was no problem.
But now everytime I put on new battery it just runs out when I power on.

Please help my holiday will be ruined

You need to use a Nikon speedlight. They are designed for Nikon cameras and contain circuitry to make the two compatible.
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October 13, 2014 10:19:44 AM

Sandi13 said:
Hello

I recently purchased a nikon d7100 and a vivitar sf-3000 flash.

when i press the test button on the flash it works but when I try to take a photo i get nothing.


The power switch has 3 settings: "Off", "Normal", and "Slave On".
If you click it all the way to 'slave on' it may not work in the hot-shoe (it waits for the on-board lash to go off... and the on-board flash isn't activated). Make sure that you only click as far as 'Normal' mode.
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October 13, 2014 6:24:55 PM

just pick the cheapest flash thinking they don't have compatibility issues
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