A&P Is there a way to have one SB-600 on camera / hotshoe and

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  1. FusionZ06

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    Trigger another flash without using the built-in?>
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    no. you'd have to have an 800 to take over commander duty while on the hotshoe.
     
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    That's sooo gay :(
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yes but it would have to be all manual. Manual on the sb600 and SU-8 mode on the other flash.


    edit: its actually SU-4 mode.
     
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    Yeah I don't want that :(

    So really poverty wizards are the best if you want TTL?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    no, you cant use TTL with those either.

    only way you can use TTL off camera with a sb600 is using teh built in commander, or using a SU800, or a master flash unit.

    and if you have the sb600 on the cams hotshoe, you will not be able to get an off camera TTL flash. Its just the nature of the beast.
     
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    Interesting.

    Good to know.
     
  9. Sympathy

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    what's the difference b/t using that and just using the on board flash to fire the sb600s?
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    the new pocket wizards will do it, I think, but they aren't out yet for nikon :Owned:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    fall release for PW for nikon supposedly
     
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    what?

    This isn't true.

    The SU-800 will most definitely fire multiple SB-600's using Nikon CLS.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    was supposed to be 2nd quarter

    minus whale just get a 900:o
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i didnt say su800.... i said SU-8 mode...

    reading comprehension??? :wiggle: :mamoru:










    jk broseph, but i was talking about the optical slave mode, which actually is SU-4. I missed the digit earlier
     
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    wait for the nikon version of the new pocket wizards
     
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    Fusion posted a link to an su-800 and asked if it would fire sb-600's...

    you also said it would have to be all manual.

    If Fusion buys an su-800 to attach to the hotshoe, he can fire off as many sb-600's as he wants in full CLS mode. That's what the su-800 does.

    Where would an optical slave even enter the situation here?

    I just want to make it clear that he CAN buy the su-800 and control all of his sb-600's through CLS and use TTL.
     
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    i didnt se ethat post at all. oops my b
     
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    but what's the difference b/t firing the sb600s with the on board flash and using the su800? :confused:
     
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    about 400 bucks:mamoru:
     
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    you dont have to have line of site for the su800 though right?
     
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    SU800 uses IR instead of a flash pulse. so there's no preflash to make the subjects blink

    SU800 allows you to command 3 groups of remote flashes, channels A, B and C

    On board pop up you have control of just 2 remote groups, A and B.

    However, in those groups you can have as many flashes as you wish.

    SU-800's signal is more directional, it may or may not be better at triggering your remote flashes, depending on the situation.
     
  23. jared_IRL

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    nailed it.

    The preflash is a big one for people who hate the sight of the onboard flash.

    Also, you can connect the su-800 via a hotshoe cord (su-29), and then position the infrared signal in any direction you need in order to fire the remote flashes. This comes in really handy in coming up with solving 'line of sight' issues that the CLS is limited wtih.
     
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    nice :h5:
     

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