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How to set SB-800 to Manual and Remote

MEMcD

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"RE: How to set SB-800 to Manual and Remote"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 11-Dec-12 03:17 AM

Hi Al,

Do you want to set the flash power Manually at the remote Speedlight?
Set the SB-800 in SU-4 mode Simple Optical Slave mode No Pre-Flashes ( keep in mind that any flash will fire your remote):
Turn the Speedlight On.
Press and hold the SEL (Center of Multi-Selector Button) until four boxes are displayed.
Press the right side of the Multi-Selector to highlight remote mode (the top right box). and Press the SEL (center button)
Then scroll down (-) bottom of the multi-selector to highlight SU-4 then press and hold the SEL button until Remote is displayed.
Press the MODE button once and M 1/1 will be displayed.
You can then change power level from full power to 1/128th power in 1/3rd stop incraments by pushing the (+) (top) or (-) (bottom) buttons on the multi-selector.

If you want to control the flash power Manually from the camera position (Only your flash will trigger the remote Speedlight):
Turn the Speedlight On.
Press and hold the SEL (Center of Multi-Selector Button) until four boxes are displayed.
Press the right side of the Multi-Selector to highlight remote mode (the top right box). and Press the SEL (center button)
Then scroll down (-) bottom of the multi-selector to highlight REMOTE then press and hold the SEL button until Remote is displayed.
Then press the (+) or (-) buttons to set the CHANNEL (1234) to the same channel you have set in your built-in Speedlight or Master (Set in Master mode) then press (SEL).
Then set the Group to A or B (the same as you have set in your built-in Speedlight or Master (Set in Master mode).

Then go into the camera Custom Settings menu
Built-in Flash
Set it to Commander mode.
Then set the Built-in Flash to M or -- if you don't want the built-in Speedlight to contributr to the exposure.
Then set Group A and or B to M then set the power level (Comp) 1/1 - 1/128 power.
Again, make sure that the channel is the same as you set in your remote SB-800.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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