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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Thu 27-May-10 07:57 PM
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"SU800 vs SB600"


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I am shooting w/a D3S and need a commander unit for off camera flashes, SB900s. I was thinking of using the SU800, but then the idea popped in my head, "What about using the SB600". It is a little cheaper and I am only controlling two other flashes, would this work. Does the SB600 have the capability to setup three groups like the SB900?

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Doug

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gkaiseril Gold Member
27th May 2010
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MEMcD Moderator
27th May 2010
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ylwdog
27th May 2010
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jjm203z
28th May 2010
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31st May 2010
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Thu 27-May-10 08:32 PM
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#1. "RE: SU800 vs SB600"
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Thu 27-May-10 08:33 PM by gkaiseril

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The SB-600 is an entry level CLS Wireless Remote. It can control 0 groups.

The SB-600 only works as a remote, there are no controls within the SB-600 for 'Commanding' other remotes.

The only Speedlights that can 'Command' remotes are the SB-900/800 and the SU-800. PocketWizard is working on an RF system that will allow a 'Commanding' SB-900/800 or SU-800 be located off the camera like have a long invisible SC-17/28/29 TTL Cord.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 27-May-10 08:33 PM
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#2. "RE: SU800 vs SB600"
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Hi Doug,

The SB-600 does not have a Commander mode. It can only be used as a single On Camera Speedlight or a Remote.
Only the SB-900, SB-800, and SU-800 Speedlights can be used as a Speedlight Commander.
If you add an SB-600 you can use it as a Remote controlled by one of your SB-900's on camera.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Thu 27-May-10 10:55 PM
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Thanks guys.....

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jjm203z Registered since 17th Dec 2007Fri 28-May-10 08:18 PM
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check out radio poppers. they have what you want.

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 31-May-10 10:49 AM
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#5. "RE: SU800 vs SB600"
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> check out radio poppers. they have what you want.

I beg to differ. Radio Poppers don't add anything to the SB-600's ability to control remote flashes. (Which is, as George and Marty said above, non-existent.) Radio Poppers use radio waves to extend the ability of whatever CLS commander one might have to much greater distances and remove the line-of-sight requirement. So if one had an SU-800 or SB-900 controlling a (say) pair of SB-600s, a Radio Popper would permit moving those SB-600's to as far away as 1000 feet or so.

But Radio Poppers won't turn an SB-600 into a commander unit.

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