I am have a SB-26 and SB-800 flashes, and considering in making a purchase of the either one of the SD-7 or SD-8A battery pack for these Speedlight. Ideal i need it to offer a faster charge cycle, and also extended battery use. Mainly to be used in weddings.
Has anyone had any expereince with these two products?
>I am have a SB-26 and SB-800 flashes, and considering in >making a purchase of the either one of the SD-7 or SD-8A
STOP! The plug for an SB26 and an EEC SB28 or later are not interchangeable. The "rest of world" are a straight slot in (under the flash tube) and "EEC" are 3 round holes with the centre one lowest.
Do your flashguns have different sockets?
I understand an SK-8a will not fit an SB 26, but an SK-8 will.
The SK6a power bracket will not accept an SB26. The illustration on page 94 of the English SB80 instructions indicates there is now only the SK-6, which comes with an adaptor for either type of socket. It also clarifies the 8a is needed for the "three round hole" socket version of speedlights.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.
You are in fact correct. The SB-26 has a Square Plug with 3 pins. The SB-800 is the 3 rounded plugs (EEC).
As I understand, the SD-7 and SD-8A is supplied with the SC-16 cable, and is not suited for the SB-800 (but okay for the SB-26), so you will require to purchase the optional SC-16A cable. Correct me if I'm wrong.