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zoom2zoom   US  Basic Member Wed 02-Nov-05 06:20 PM
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"which remote flash to get on budget"



Several Questions...

I have a D2X and SB-800, and 2 SU-4 remote units.

I like to use the SU-4 remotes for 2 slave flashes, what are some good (cheaper) flashes that I can use?

also, is there a way I can fire the SB-800 main flash without the flash going off, and still able to trigger the SU-4 units?

Thanks for the clarification.


  

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edmun   eugene, US  Registered since 16th Sep 2003 Wed 02-Nov-05 07:08 PM
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The SU-4 in manual mode are very sensitive and may be sensitive in IR as well as visible light if this is so the SB 800 could be covered with a IR cut off filter like a #87.

You could hard wire using a SC-17 or 28 cord and various extensions.

Cheap is not going to work as The SU-4 will only work with other Nikon flahes.

The new SU-800 controller might be one answer as it is a IR controller acording to th specs.

To eliminate pre flash -- A, M or AA

If you can do AC units look into Alienbee 400's at about 225 each.

How far are you needing the units to be from you.

The SB 600 may work but I have a hunch they are going to a lot of frustration. I am not sure but I think the features they have taken out of them are the ones you need.

ledmun

  

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