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Why Su-800 if I have the D200?


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PLphotography Basic Member
Fri 02-Feb-07 03:59 PM

I guess I should read my manuals more carefully. After buying the SU-800 to use with my (2) sb-800s, I was asked why I bought it if the D200 can do the same thing.

I've searched here and a few other forums and it appears the only real advantage of the Su-800 is that it communicates in IR and not flash. But I also found that Nikon sells an IR shield, the Nikon SG-3IR, that covers the built in flash.

So I guess my question is, what is the big deal with the Su-800 over the D200 and D80 commander modes?