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Alternate Speedlight Controller

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Mon 18-Nov-13 09:57 AM

So folks,

I have just taken delivery of the Debao SU800 remote speedlight control unit. All the way from China...

I claimed it does exactly what the Nikon SU800 does for a fraction of the price. I paid £65 for mine.

I was delivered in less than 5 days so that bit was good. The box contained the unit plus an instruction manual in Chinese! However, control is pretty intuitive so it took no time to work out what to do.

How does it perform? Well brilliantly actually. It controls three groups of speedlights over 4 channels. It is fully iTTL and CLS compatible. Each group can be set to iTTL, AA, Manual with FEC selectable also.

Works like a charm. Apart from the price it also runs on recyclable AA batteries - I carry plenty of those so very convenient.

I've not handled a Nikon SU800 so not sure how it compares build-wise, but it is OK.. buttons are positive (no clicks though) and the plastic body is decent enough...

I wanted to control my units from the top of my D2Xs and this unit does it perfectly...

If you are looking for alternatives... this works... well mine does...

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