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eire Registered since 20th May 2007Sun 20-May-07 11:35 AM
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"D200 and sb-800"


Cork, IE
          

"D200 and sb-800"

Hi,I'm a new member and I have a question re using SB-800 on remote with onboard flash of D200 in commander mode and sb in su-4 mode using manual on both,my problem is in controlling the sb-800 flash output I know it can be done but can't find any details of the settings in the sb-800 manual.What does m 1/1 or m 1/2 signify or m 1/128.Thanks in advance for any lightyou can through on this.


  

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HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Charter MemberSun 20-May-07 04:34 PM
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#1. "RE: D200 and sb-800"
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Michael:

You will get more resonses if you will fill in your profile.

Check your D200 manual to see which groups (two of the three available) can be used in the commander mode to control remote SB800s and set your camera up accordingly. Then set your SB800 to the "Remote" mode, not SU-4. You will then be able to control the remote SB800 using the popup strobe in your D200. Make sure the D200 and the remote SB800 are both set to the same channel (1, 2, 3, 4) and group (A, B, C) or they will not work together.

When the remote SB800 has been set to Manual mode from your camera, M1/1 means full power on each pulse. M1/2 means one stop down ... M1/128 means seven stops down from full power.

Unless you have some special configuration that involves mixing different, non-CLS remote speedlights, you should not need the SU-4 mode.

Everything you need to know is in the D200 and SB800 manuals. Yes, it is a bit obscure and takes a while to decipher. The CLS technology is very complex and requires some study to use effectively. It is not point and shoot technology. Stick with it and the lights will come on.

Regards,

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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eire Registered since 20th May 2007Sun 20-May-07 09:42 PM
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Thanks HBB thats a great help

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Mon 21-May-07 02:22 AM
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Su-4 mode will trigger on the preflash and may or may not trigger again on the main flash.

When we played with this a few years ago we got inconsistent results.

ledmun

  

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