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Howker

Redmond, US
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Howker Registered since 21st Jul 2010
Sun 23-Dec-12 11:19 PM

I have a D7000 / SB900 combination. I want to use the SB900 as remote but adjust the power. Can it be done?
I set the D7000 popup flash to CMD, camera in M, SB900 in Remote & it flashes at full power regardless so have to shoot at small f stop or high shutter. Would rather 'adjudt' the SB.

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Gray_star

US
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#1. "RE: SB-900 as Remote" | In response to Reply # 0

Gray_star Registered since 17th Dec 2012
Sun 23-Dec-12 11:40 PM

In the Commander you can set the mode of the remote flash. There's TTL, M, and AA for the SB900. If you set the flash to "M" then you can adjust the power. Page 225 of the English D7000 manual has the information you need.

Check your flash to make sure that it is NOT in SU-4 mode. Review the manual carefully to make sure you're in wireless CLS mode.

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#2. "RE: SB-900 as Remote" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 24-Dec-12 03:13 PM | edited Mon 24-Dec-12 03:17 PM by gkaiseril

See Fast Track to Wireless Speedlights. Page 4 Setting the SB-900 as a Remote Unit, page 7 for camera setup. You can set the remote flash mode to "TTL" or "M" at the camera

Note the SU-4 mode is just an optical trigger for manual flash control or TTL (Speedlight on and off controlled by the camera's flash being on or off) and the power level is set on the remote Speedlight.

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Howker

Redmond, US
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#3. "RE: SB-900 as Remote" | In response to Reply # 2

Howker Registered since 21st Jul 2010
Sun 30-Dec-12 01:04 AM

Thanks everyone - i never thought of looking on the camera to adjust the power of remote flash. Also that link from gkaiseril for Fast Track to Wireless Speedlights. Excellent but I will need to try & find it on the NIkonians, there must be much more.
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