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Tomie Basic MemberSun 07-Oct-01 03:06 PM
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"SB-28 as a slave and su-4 question"


Springfield, US
          

LAST EDITED ON Oct-07-01 AT 05:22 PM (GMT)

I just got my N80 and having some hard time picking up the dedicated nikon flash system, so here is my question.

I know the Sb-50dx, sb-26, sb-28 can use as a slave without using cord, so why we need the extension cord or SU-4 Wireless Remote on the SB-28?

Newbie,
Tomie

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odie
09th Oct 2001
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jjussi Basic MemberSun 07-Oct-01 06:06 PM
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SB-28 don't work as a slave by it self.. SB-26 do!

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odie Basic MemberTue 09-Oct-01 01:04 PM
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The Sb50 works as a slave as well. The SU4 is for older SB's to add that feature. I think if you don't own an SB, then buying one with the built in slave is a bargain.

Two weeks ago I was anti-SB50 because of the lithium batts (just too damn expensive), but considering the price of a SL cord or/an su4, the SB50 will be in my bag soon.

  

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Tomie Basic MemberWed 10-Oct-01 12:41 PM
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Springfield, US
          

If I am going get the sb-28, should i get the su-4 or the extension cord..? and what extension cord should i get ..?

Tomie

  

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odie Basic MemberWed 10-Oct-01 07:09 PM
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Do you anticipate using the slave flash more than 5 ft away? If so the cords could get a big clumsy. Other than that it's how much you want to spend. If you don't need the power of the SB28 then you save a lot of money with the SB50 because of the built in slave.

  

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BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter MemberThu 11-Oct-01 03:54 AM
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The cord will work even when you have something between the camera and the remote sensor window on the flash or SU-4. For example, if you wanted to use a flash as a hairlight behind a subject, the TTL sensor may not get the light necessary to trigger and quench it. I use both cords and the SU-4. The problem with Nikon cords is that they're not very long, so the SU-4 is much better if you're lighting a larger area.

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meerkat Basic MemberWed 10-Oct-01 11:54 PM
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Maybe, maybe not when you say to save the cord.

If someday you pursue the no-shadow effect etc (so it is not
advise to use built-in flash as master), you may end up buying the sc-17 and put your sb50 on flash bracket, which also permit you to ceiling bounce the sb50 if you buy the camer flip bracket.

Meerkat

  

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Tomie Basic MemberThu 11-Oct-01 04:29 AM
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Springfield, US
          

i am goin to get the sb-28 for sure now and the su-4. HOWEVER my friend just told me that the su-4 only work as SLAVE TTL remote control and if i don't use the master flash, the sb-28 with su-4 won't fire up, is that true? if that is the case, i have to get the sc17, right ..?

Tomie

  

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odie Basic MemberThu 11-Oct-01 11:27 AM
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LAST EDITED ON Oct-11-01 AT 01:28 PM (GMT)

Yes, it is a remote slave. There has to be a master flash somewhere. Some people just test another flash or use a flash on camera.

I don't know what kind of work you will use this for. Very rarely do things look correct with one remote flash, that's why I assumed the slave system would work. Being a ttl system, the main and slave balance out well.

Many photos taken with a remote single flash alone will end up with a spot light effect.

  

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