D100 Flash Accessories Question
I currently use a D100 and want to connect two flashes, the SB-80DX and teh SB-22s. What do I need to purchase in order for the flahes and the camera to talk to each other?
#1. "RE: D100 Flash Accessories Question" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 25-May-07 09:26 PM
The SB-80DX communicates without problem with the D100, but the SB-22 predates the D100 by twenty years, and there is no communication set up. It is possible to use them together, but it's not easy. Here's what to do.
You need a SU-4 remote flash trigger. Mount the SB-22 on it, and set it to A. Set the SB-22 to A (auto, non-TTL - TTL does NOT work). Set the SB-80DX to A (not AA, not TTL). This causes each of the flashes to use its own sensor to meter the exposure. Be sure that the flashes can't see each other's flash tubes!
This arrangement works reasonably well, as long as you don't trip over one of several traps for the unwary. It's a bit sensitive, to be honest.
You can't use TTL modes because the SB-22 and the camera use two entirely different mechanisms - the flash thinks the camera is going to read the exposure off the film, but the D100 can't do that.
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