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Scotty

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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 22-Dec-12 07:15 AM

Quick question guys - can the SB-700 be used to trigger SB-600 speedlights in commander mode when mounted on camera. I think it can - just a confirmation would be good...

Thanks

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#1. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 0

gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2011
Sat 22-Dec-12 01:04 PM

Yes sir! I have both speedlights.

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Scotty

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#2. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 1

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 22-Dec-12 02:30 PM

Great thanks - I thought so but wanted to check...

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#3. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 22-Dec-12 04:53 PM

Hi Alex,

All of the Nikon i-TTL Speedlights to date (SB-800, SB-600, SB-900, SB-700, SB-910, SU-800 and even the SB-R200) with the exception of the SB-400 are fully compatible with each other.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Scotty

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#4. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 3

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 22-Dec-12 07:54 PM

Yeah but you can't use the SB600 in commander mode. I need one you can and I think the SB700 is the way to go... Cheers

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Arkayem

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#5. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 4

Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter Member
Sun 23-Dec-12 08:30 PM

>Yeah but you can't use the SB600 in commander mode. I need
>one you can and I think the SB700 is the way to go... Cheers

A disadvantage of the SB-700 is that it can only control two groups. For portraits, you almost always need three groups, main, fill, and hair).

I use an SB-800 in the studio for controling three groups.

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Scotty

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#6. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 5

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Mon 24-Dec-12 06:53 PM

Indeed - but I can use the camera mounted SB-700 as the main and my two SB-600s for the fill and hair at the moment...

And anyway, it is already wrapped up and under the tree - I can see it from here...

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#7. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 6

Gray_star Registered since 17th Dec 2012
Mon 24-Dec-12 07:06 PM


>Indeed - but I can use the camera mounted SB-700 as the main
>and my two SB-600s for the fill and hair at the moment...

Use the SB-700 as fill, and a remote SB-600 as the key light. If you use the on-camera flash as a key light, then there will be nothing to fill-in.

Scotty

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#8. "RE: SB-700" | In response to Reply # 7

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Tue 25-Dec-12 02:39 AM

Of course - thanks for that...

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