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Advice on getting professional level camera

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Fri 01-Mar-13 02:26 AM

>Thanks, Marty! Ultimately if I do go this route I'll
>probably get the SU-800 but if I point the speedlight upward
>maybe it won't contribute as much to the exposure. I was
>blocking the output from the on-camera flash, when using it as
>a Commander.
>
Hi Anne,

In commander mode on the SB-800 you can set the main flash to "--" which means it will not light the subject itself:

"The “Commander function” in Advanced Wireless Lighting enables the SB-800 to act as a commander unit during wireless multiple flash shooting to trigger remote flash units without firing itself. To activate the “Commander function,” set the SB-800 as the master flash unit and set its flash mode to “Flash canceled (---)”. This operation will normally not affect the correct exposure of the subject, although the exposure might be affected if the subject is close and a high ISO sensitivity has been set. To limit this effect as much as possible, bounce the light by tilting or rotating the SB-800’s flash head."

Best regards, SteveK

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