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Stormtruck2

Mechanicsville, US
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Stormtruck2 Registered since 01st Dec 2011
Fri 02-Dec-11 07:53 PM

If I were to purchase the SB-900 and use it as the master, would the SB-24 work as a slave?? Also the SB-900 will work on an F-4 right? I'm just learning so I apologize for the simplistic questions, but I really don't know the answers. Thanks in advance for your tolerance, patiance, and answers.

blw

Richmond, US
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#1. "RE: SB-24 Slave Flash?" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 02-Dec-11 09:59 PM

The sb24 only can function as a dumb optical slave. I think you need an su-4 or equivalent. (I think only the sb26 has the su4 built in, but it's been so long I can't remember for sure.

The sb900 has no film ttl mode, so once again, on the f3/4 it will only operate in auto mode or in full manual. Perhaps auto aperture too, but I think the f3 is too early for aa mode.

Not great compatibility between dslr and film flashes.

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MEMcD

US
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#2. "RE: SB-24 Slave Flash?" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 03-Dec-11 07:23 AM

Hi Matthew,

The wireless CLS flash contol built into the SB-900 will not work when mounted on an F4 or any other film body with the exception of the F6.
You would actually be better off mounting the SB-24 on the F4 and using the SB-900 as a remote in SU-4 mode. The SB-24 is fully compatible with the F4 and supports all flash modes including TTL flash control.
The SB-900 has SU-4 mode built into the Speedlight, the SB-24 does not. The SB-24 is film TTL compatible, the SB-900 is not.
If you want a Speedlight that is fully compatible with Film TTL flash control, D-TTL flash control (D1 series and D100 bodies), i-TTL flash control (DSLR's except D1 series and D100) consider a used or refurbished SB-800 or SB-600. The SB-800 also has SU-4 mode built into the Speedlight.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!


Best Regards,
Marty

MEMcD

US
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#3. "RE: SB-24 Slave Flash?" | In response to Reply # 1

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 03-Dec-11 07:43 AM

Hi Brian,

>The sb24 only can function as a dumb optical slave. I think
>you need an su-4 or equivalent.

Yes! To use the SB-24 as an optical slave, a Nikon SU-4 or other optical slave is required to trigger the SB-24.

(I think only the sb26 has the
>su4 built in, but it's been so long I can't remember for
>sure.

Yes. The SB-26 has a built in wireless (optical) slave mode.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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