#12. "RE: Slave with SB800" In response to In response to 10 Thu 03-Apr-08 04:18 AM by tulasinandan
>But with the SB-800 being the case, then my opinion is that >the 433 is wasted money. No way to use it. > >The 433 iTTL presumably works by itself in the hot shoe, but >that is the only way it can be used. And if you have the >SB-800, you might as well use it for that. Cannot use two >flashes in the hot shoe.
Q. 1) If I understand your explanations right, I will have to buy triggers for anything other than SB 800. ?? If yes, can't I just use 433 the same way? Or do you think 383 which does not have a TTL but a manual mode will be a better choice? btw 383 does come with a PC cord.
> >The 433 cannot do Nikons fancy remote wireless system with >the SB-800. I do not know what camera model you have,
I have a D80. So I guess I can use the on camera flash in the commander mode but the previous question (Q. 1) still remains, i.e. can't I just use it remotely in the auto mode?
> >And the 433 says it has no manual mode, so seemingly it cannot >be used with the SB-800 in manual mode. > >Frankly, if money is the issue, you might consider sending >both back. Instead, two SB-600 seems about the same money as >the SB-800 and 433, and will do all the fancy stuff great. >True multiple remote wireless automatic flash. Or one of each >works fine too. The SB-600 is not a good choice for using >manual mode (nor is the 433), but all else is definitely great >about the SB-600.
I guess if SB 800 is a better choice and is something people go for in the long run, I would like to keep my money on SB800 and look for another possible companion.
>What camera do you have? And for example, what is the way you >will likely use the flashes? Studio portraits, basket ball >games, flower closeups, what?
Well almost all the situations. I am mostly interested in nature and cultures but being a beginner, I'm trying to learn almost all the fields. I am sure going to do portraits of my friends (even though all I have is a D80+some cheap lenses) and some still life closeups for practice.
Ok one last repetition of my big question in a little different way. How do I know that a flash can be used as a slave as well as on the hot-shoe?
Which specifications do I look at?
How do I find out the accessories needed??
If you were a poor grad student like me and had a budget of less than $100 for the second flash which one would you go for?
I'm sorry if I'm bothering with a lot of repetitive questions.