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rgsindc Registered since 23rd Dec 2011Mon 23-Jan-12 07:07 PM
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"Optical Slave Flash"
Mon 23-Jan-12 07:08 PM by rgsindc

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Just bought a 5100. Trying to determine an inexpensive, yet effective optical slave flash that will work with the inbuilt flash and the preflash it puts out for focusing or red eye.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Tue 24-Jan-12 12:48 AM
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#1. "RE: Optical Slave Flash"
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Nevis, US
          

Using the pre-flash of the built-in flash to trigger an off camera slave flash would result in improper syncing of the flash with the shutter. The pre-flash fires before the shutter opens. You could use the built-in flash in manual mode to trigger the other flash. If you didn't want the built-in flash to contribute much to the scene, reduce the flash power to 1/16 or whatever the lowest setting is.

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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Tue 24-Jan-12 12:29 PM
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#2. "RE: Optical Slave Flash"
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Johns Creek, US
          

Since the D5100 does not have a CLS commander built in, you have to have either a commander or a flash with a commander on top to use the CLS, from what I understand. This will limit you to a manual optical flash.
I have a Yongnuo YN-560 that is optically triggered. It is an inexpensive manual flash that works well off the pop-up.

  

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rgsindc Registered since 23rd Dec 2011Tue 24-Jan-12 02:45 PM
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#3. "RE: Optical Slave Flash"
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The the flash you suggest handle ignoring a focus pre-flash and/or red eye?

Thanx

  

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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Tue 24-Jan-12 03:18 PM
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#4. "RE: Optical Slave Flash"
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Johns Creek, US
          

There are 2 slave modes. S2 ignores the pre-flash.
It's a manual flash - you have to handle placement of the flash to prevent red-eye.

  

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