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rjo Silver Member  Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 05th Apr 2008 Sun 11-Nov-12 03:37 PM
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"Need slaves for wedding hall -- SB400 or SBR 200 work?"



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

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 11-Nov-12 05:18 PM
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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

  

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gbowen Gold Member  Canton, US  Nikonian since 01st Apr 2011 Sun 11-Nov-12 05:21 PM
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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

  

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rjo Silver Member  Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 05th Apr 2008 Mon 12-Nov-12 08:43 PM
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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!

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