#4. "RE: SB-28 as a slave and su-4 question" In response to Reply # 3
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.
#6. "RE: SB-28 as a slave and su-4 question" In response to Reply # 3
Salt Lake City, US
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.
#5. "RE: SB-28 as a slave and su-4 question" In response to Reply # 2
silly-can valley, US
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.
#7. "RE: SB-28 as a slave and su-4 question" In response to Reply # 0
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 ..?
#8. "RE: SB-28 as a slave and su-4 question" In response to Reply # 7
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.