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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.
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 AAIf 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.