Using this beast on the camera I call the little baby. Quite the contrast in size but seems to work very well. I am pouring over manuals and photography book this long nasty weather weekend and have a question. My D3200 will not function as a commander but could I use a cable to rub the 910 as an off camera flash? If so which cable and is it worth the price? Am I better off just buying another flash, which won't happen anytime soon? Thanks Bertotti
I have an SC-28 which I use on a Stroboframe flash bracket. Works very well. Of course the 910 can be set as commander, but if you have no other flashes, it is a moot point. You could also get an SU-800 Commander. I have one and it works great for indoor studio work. You can control up to 3 groups of flashes remotely using CLS.
So the 3200's popup flash can't be set to commander? I'm rather surprised, but then I know nothing about that camera.
I was hoping to get it farther off camera like 6-10 feet off. If possible and still use the inboard flash as front fill. Probably asking to much there but just getting it farther off camera would be good. Thanks! Bertotti
I don't think Nikon makes an extension for the SC-28. You could set the 910 to SU-4 mode where it is in optical slave mode, and trigger it with your on camera flash. You'd have to set the flash up to either auto or manual 1/1. Otherwise you need the SU-800 to utilize remote CLS functions, either TTL or manual, but controllable from the Commander. That way you avoid any interference from the onboard flash.
EDIT: You can play with manual settings. M 1/1 is just the starting point. You can dial down to 1/128.
I didn't even think of trying manual. Time to experiment. I sure wish the D3200 would work as a commander. I guess they have to differentiate models somehow. Pity really. Hey thanks for the suggestion. I now have another day of new experiments! Thanks! Bertotti
Speedlights can become addictive. I started out with a breeding pair of SB800s when they first appeared. Every time I looked in the nest another one or two appeared. I now have an entire herd of them, twelve at last count. I think they multiply in the dark, using lost socks and dryer lint for energy.
Welcome to the wonderful world of CLS!
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
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After the sb910 purchase and Christmas presents much else for cameras has to wait a bit. So I decided to dig out some old gold lame and silver lame clothing my wife had and, hmmm, repurpose it. I think they will make interesting colored reflectors! Hahahhaa now to wait and see if I'm in the dog house or not! Doh!