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SB-800, SB-700 and SB-28 working together

davidgoerndt

Orlando, US
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davidgoerndt Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Dec 2012
Mon 23-Sep-13 03:04 PM

I haven't been able to find an answer to this question. I have the above three speed lights and was wondering if I can get the SB 28 to fire if I connect it to one of the other speed lights and still use CLS?
I realize the SB-28 isn't part of CLS but I was wondering if it will fire if connected to one of the remotes or will the connection disable CLS altogether?

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ScottChapin

Powder Springs, US
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#1. "RE: SB-800, SB-700 and SB-28 working together" | In response to Reply # 0

ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter Member
Tue 24-Sep-13 12:12 AM

I don't think so David. You would need to use SU-4 mode and manually set your flash levels, I believe. You would need an SU-4 shoe for the SB-28.

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Michael Green

Stamford, CT, US
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#2. "RE: SB-800, SB-700 and SB-28 working together" | In response to Reply # 1

Michael Green Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Mar 2008
Tue 24-Sep-13 01:32 AM

I've been thinking about this one as well and agree. Using SU-4 mode does not sync with CLS as the pre-flashes would trigger SU-4 before the capture takes place.

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luckyphoto

Port Charlotte, US
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#3. "RE: SB-800, SB-700 and SB-28 working together" | In response to Reply # 2

luckyphoto Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010
Tue 24-Sep-13 01:36 PM

You might want to consider selling the SB-28 and finding a used SB-800 or SB-700. That would give you a simple solution, CLS compatibility all the way around and three great speedlights - a much more powerful and flexible solution.

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Michael Green

Stamford, CT, US
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#4. "RE: SB-800, SB-700 and SB-28 working together" | In response to Reply # 3

Michael Green Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Mar 2008
Tue 24-Sep-13 02:33 PM

I find the SB-28 works very well in Manual mode on the hot shoe with a Gary Fong diffuser for small group shots. I'm collecting my dollars to get an SB-910 to go with my SB-800.

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