Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR TOOLS - Hardware & Software Nikon Speedlights & Lighting topic #59793
View in linear mode

Subject: "Need slaves for wedding hall -- SB400 or SBR 200 work?" Previous topic | Next topic
rjo Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Apr 2008Sun 11-Nov-12 02:37 PM
68 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
"Need slaves for wedding hall -- SB400 or SBR 200 work?"


Atlanta, US
          

Hi All,
I have a question about speedlights that I can't seem to find an answer for.

I recently got back into shooting weddings, and need 3-6 slave flashes that I'm triggering with my SB800 from on a D300. I've looked at used SB800's, which do the job but are really very expensive; more so with the SB600 or SB700. I'd like to make a profit this year, so that means spending as little as possible, and I don't really trust Nissin or other off-brands.

I researched the issue, and I'm not sure the SB400 will use iTTL like the SB800's do. I've also looked at the SB-R200, and with a guide number of 43, it seems like it would do the job, has iTTL so I can use CLS, and is affordable.

Has anybody had any experience using these outside of Macro and closeups? Would it be a worthy slave in a small wedding hall? If not, will the SB400 do the job?

Thanks in advance for your input.

RJO

Nikon nut since 1968.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Replies to this topic

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 11-Nov-12 04:18 PM
25706 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#1. "RE: Need slaves for wedding hall -- SB400 or SBR 200 work?"
In response to Reply # 0


US
          

Hi Robert,

The SB-400 can not be used as a CLS remote.
The SB-R200 might work though I suspect that they won't have enough power to meet your requirements.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011Sun 11-Nov-12 04:21 PM
1111 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#2. "RE: Need slaves for wedding hall -- SB400 or SBR 200 work?"
In response to Reply # 0


Canton, US
          

I know the SB400 is not CLS compatible. I have tried the R200 in a studio setting and they seemed to work well. However they are limited in range, being designed for macro work. I am not sure how they'd work shooting a wedding. It depends on the distance and whether you are using modifiers.

George

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
rjo Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Apr 2008Mon 12-Nov-12 07:43 PM
68 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#3. "RE: Need slaves for wedding hall -- SB400 or SBR 200 work?"
In response to Reply # 2


Atlanta, US
          

Thank you Martin and George; I found a refurbished sb700 for less than 300.00 and guess I'll just rent a couple sb800's until I can afford more. You savedmefrom an expensive mistake!

RJO

Nikon nut since 1968.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR TOOLS - Hardware & Software Nikon Speedlights & Lighting topic #59793 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.