So here I am in Cozumel with Rolando and the gang (wish you were here!) and I''m about to demonstrate my technique for using on-camera flash at sunset (with a warming gel over it) something I've done for years and posted here many times. When I bought the SB-800 (to use with my D70) I also bought a new adapter cord for the Quantum Turbo to power up the SB-800 like I used to do with my SB-26. I am sure I've tested this and its worked before, but for some reason I cannot get it to work now. The recycle time is several seconds, not the almost instant recycle I'm used to (in full manual power), which tells me its powering solely off the internal AAs, not the Quantum. I recall reading something somewhere about a specific sequence for plugging in and turning on the parts, but I can't remember it, I think I've tried them all, and there's nothing about it in the flash manual. It doesn't work whether attached to the camera or not. Anyone have any ideas?
BTW, there''ll be some great photos posted from the weekend once we all get back. Some great locations and great light, but very long hours.
All for now from Cozumel,