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Understanding Wireless only CLS/D70s - do I have this r


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Abouna Registered since 30th Jul 2004
Mon 04-Jun-07 02:09 PM

I've been deliberating on my upcoming lighting purchases. I currently own an SB-600 but want to add another strobe. Cost being a factor, my options have been:

-add an additional SB-800, for obvious reasons

-add an additional SB-600 plus an SU-800, a bit more money but more control at the expense of a bit less power

After doing some more forum reading this morning I think I stumbled on the answer but would like it confirmed.

Am I correct in that if I want the system to be completely wireless AND iTTL compatible, I will need to go the SU-800 route? In other words, if I shoot primarily off camera strobes (which I intend to do as most of my work will be umbrella'ed product shots) the SB-800 will not work in Commander mode unless I am tethered, correct?

With this in mind id there any reason not to go the dual 600s and SU-800 route? Or is there a compelling reason to go the SB-800 route?