SB-800 Problems

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    Hey everyone, I recently got a Nikon SB-800 flash and while I love it I've been having a slight issue. I'm using it on a Nikon D80 and when the flash is connected, I'm not able to set the shutter speed above 200. I'm not sure how to fix this and I've tried a bunch of different settings but nothing seems to do it. I'm sure that there's a way to fix this and I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could shed some light on this. Thanks alot,

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    Unfortunately, this is not fixable. The flash sync speed of the D80 is 1/200 second. That's the fastest speed at which the D80 can be used with flash. For more information, search up "flash sync speed".
     
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    wow, i had no idea. thanks alot for the info.. it seems strange to me that this is the case but oh well. what camera would have a better sync speed?
     
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    It doesn't get that much faster most are 1/180 or 1/200, a few are 1/250 and a couple are 1/500. But that's about it.
     
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    Nikon D40, D70/s and D50 all have a sync speed of 1/500th
     
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    The Nikon D80 should support FP syncing with the SB-800. I don't have a copy of the manual here at the moment but on the D200 it's set under the Custom Setting e1 "Flash Sync Speed" which should be able to be set to 1/200th (FP Sync) in stead of 1/200th. The downside is you sacrifice maximum flash power beyond 1/200 as the flash needs to pulse light in stages.
     
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    Custom setting #25 (page 98 of the D80 User Manual).
     

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