A&P flash people, help me out

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm messing around with my dad's SB-80dx speedlight (old version of sb800), but basically the same without the iTTL.

    I was messing around using it as an off camera wireless flash to light something from the side, but It seems that it will only do that if I use my pop up flash as the commander (so when it sees that flash it flashes immediately).

    is it possible for me to shoot and only have one flash come off from the sb80 and none from the popup?

    if so, what do I need to do to get this to work?
     
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    fuck my eyes hurt, caught one to many flashes straight into my eyes :wtc:
     
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    i think there are filters you can put over the pop up flash
     
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    radio receiver of some description, pocket wizards, cactus, skyport, magic etc.
     
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    yeah I was reading up on that and I saw that somewhere. I was just hoping to be able to do it without that. I tried setting the popup flash to 1/128 but then the sb80 did the same thing :hs:
     
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    i have no idea on nikon shit.

    i :love: my poverty wizards
     
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    so its not possible without spending more money :o
     
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    Im lost. Is the SB80 working as an optically triggered slave? Is the flash from your camera causing it to fire? If so...I dont think theres anyway around that...
     
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    Without a wireless transceiver on the hot shoe it will not work no matter what.
     
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    i thought the pop-up flash had little to no effect on the overall outcome of the picture when using flash commander?
     
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    if you are shooting more than 10 feet away I would say it would just be a nice fill.
     
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    depeneds, the pop up flash can cause a big shadow sometimes.
     
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    what camera?

    are you trying to use the on board flash as a commander?

    Is it using the Nikon CLS, or optical?



    With my D80, I can use the commander mode to set the onboard flash to send the signal to my sb-600 WITHOUT the onboard flash affecting the exposure at all.

    But i'm not sure how you're setup.
     
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    thats what I would like to do, but i don't really understand this stuff. can you give me details on the settings?

    whats the diff b/w CLS or optical?
     
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    Just did some research, your 80dx does not support the CLS system.

    So here's how you do it:

    Set your flash in SU-4 MANUAL mode. There are 2 SU-4 modes, auto and manual.

    set your exposure.

    Then set your onboard camera flash at manual 128.


    fire away.

    This avoids any pre-flashes, and lets you set the flash power.

    If you had an sb-600, you could use the Nikon CLS system, which is badass.
     
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    ahh i think i got it! this is badass - gonna post some pics in a bit.
     
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    thanks a lot :bigok:
     

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