Using this beast on the camera I call the little baby. Quite the contrast in size but seems to work very well. I am pouring over manuals and photography book this long nasty weather weekend and have a question. My D3200 will not function as a commander but could I use a cable to rub the 910 as an off camera flash? If so which cable and is it worth the price? Am I better off just buying another flash, which won't happen anytime soon? Thanks Bertotti
Fri 23-Nov-12 11:24 AM | edited Fri 23-Nov-12 11:36 AM by gbowen
I have an SC-28 which I use on a Stroboframe flash bracket. Works very well. Of course the 910 can be set as commander, but if you have no other flashes, it is a moot point. You could also get an SU-800 Commander. I have one and it works great for indoor studio work. You can control up to 3 groups of flashes remotely using CLS.
So the 3200's popup flash can't be set to commander? I'm rather surprised, but then I know nothing about that camera.
I was hoping to get it farther off camera like 6-10 feet off. If possible and still use the inboard flash as front fill. Probably asking to much there but just getting it farther off camera would be good. Thanks! Bertotti
Fri 23-Nov-12 11:48 AM | edited Fri 23-Nov-12 11:56 AM by gbowen
I don't think Nikon makes an extension for the SC-28. You could set the 910 to SU-4 mode where it is in optical slave mode, and trigger it with your on camera flash. You'd have to set the flash up to either auto or manual 1/1. Otherwise you need the SU-800 to utilize remote CLS functions, either TTL or manual, but controllable from the Commander. That way you avoid any interference from the onboard flash.
EDIT: You can play with manual settings. M 1/1 is just the starting point. You can dial down to 1/128.
I didn't even think of trying manual. Time to experiment. I sure wish the D3200 would work as a commander. I guess they have to differentiate models somehow. Pity really. Hey thanks for the suggestion. I now have another day of new experiments! Thanks! Bertotti
Speedlights can become addictive. I started out with a breeding pair of SB800s when they first appeared. Every time I looked in the nest another one or two appeared. I now have an entire herd of them, twelve at last count. I think they multiply in the dark, using lost socks and dryer lint for energy.
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After the sb910 purchase and Christmas presents much else for cameras has to wait a bit. So I decided to dig out some old gold lame and silver lame clothing my wife had and, hmmm, repurpose it. I think they will make interesting colored reflectors! Hahahhaa now to wait and see if I'm in the dog house or not! Doh!