is there a way to wirelessly trigger sb800 flash with d2x without the use of another flash?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Basel Al-Dosery, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. I have a friend with canon camera and he have a wireless transmitter that
    let his 550 flash triggers wirelessly.

    I have the D2X but I don't see much accessories around. any suggestions.

    TIA

    best regards
    Basel Al-Dosery
     
    Basel Al-Dosery, Jul 30, 2005
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  2. My SB-600 and D70 do work wirelessly in "Commander Mode", surely
    Nikon didn't leave that feature out creating the D2x, as the feature
    is available with the D2H according to my SB-600 manual?

    I like very much that I did not need to get accessories (like Canon
    owners!) for this setup to work, and if/when I need a on-camera
    flash as well (because the on-camera flash will not fire, only
    pre-flash and "command") the SB-800 (for use as Master) will be my
    next purchase on the lightning side. The Sigma EF-500 DG Super
    http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/flash/flash_500_super.htm will
    also work wirelessly - but maybe not as Master...
     
    Rolf Egil Sølvik, Jul 30, 2005
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  3. Where in your sb 600 manual does it say that the D2h can fire the flash
    wirelessly? I've searched my D2x & sb800's manual for the word wireless and
    got nothing leading to somthing like that!
     
    Basel Al-Dosery, Jul 31, 2005
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  4. The table on p.8-9 of the (not very good) SB-600 manual states that
    the the D70 and the D2H is CLS (Creative Lighting System) compatible
    - and that my SB-600 will only work as a remote flash (the more
    powerful SB-800 can also be a wireless Master flash)

    Go to http://support.nikontech.com/ (NIkon Knowledge Batabase) and
    select D-SLR and the D2x. Then do a search for wireless flash, and
    see for yourself.

    As http://nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=2&productNr=25215 and
    http://nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=4&productNr=4801 both
    contain the word 'wireless' - and so you should your manual, did you
    give up before you got to the Index at the back of the manuals? :)
     
    Rolf Egil Sølvik, Jul 31, 2005
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  5. It's the one used in the flash examples, and as for your manual,
    it's (not clearly) stated on pages 106, 109, 245, and 259 - and the
    Index does not cover it, I see that now!
     
    Rolf Egil Sølvik, Jul 31, 2005
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  6. Well, there is nothing on the D2x that will send any signal to the flash,
    there is no built in flash or infrared. So the only way is to use a flash on
    the camera. the question is is there a transmitter that will work with nikon
    CLS flashes.
     
    Basel Al-Dosery, Aug 1, 2005
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  7. I thought they would have included such a feature on a higher-cost
    dSLR... or could it be that it needs 2 flashes, one to "Command" and
    one to fire remotely (both should fire, though) ?

    http://www.photographic.com/productreviews/digitalcameras/0705nikon/
    would seem to imply that - just 2 flashes and no cabling...
     
    Rolf Egil Sølvik, Aug 1, 2005
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  8. Basel Al-Dosery

    Deadeye Guest


    Radio slave, SU-4 wireless flash controller, or Sb-800.

    The Su-4 works with just about all the Nikon flashes... in D-TTL mode.
    To get i-TTL you have to use the 600s and 800s, or the aftermarket
    equivelent.
     
    Deadeye, Aug 2, 2005
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  9. the Su-4 will hook to another flash, what I need is something that will hook
    on my camera and let the sb800 flash fire wirelessly, Anyway I got me
    another sb800 and I am happy with the two flash results ;^)

    But still I have one wireless and the other one off the camera with a wire
    :( I just hope I could have it all wirelessly !!
     
    Basel Al-Dosery, Aug 3, 2005
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  10. In Ken Rockwell's 'test review' of the SB-800 he links to his i-TTL
    slave article:

    "If you're smart enough to have an i-TTL camera like the D70 with a
    built in flash you need nothing else, since the built-in flash can
    control the remote flash. If you paid big bucks for the D2X then
    you'll have to go out and buy another flash just to use at the
    camera as the trigger. Ha ha, not only that, you have to buy the
    more expensive SB-800 since only the SB-800 can work as the
    commander. Sorry; this is another reason I prefer my D70 to the
    D2X."

    When Basel Al-Dosery asked "is there a way to wirelessly trigger
    sb800 flash with d2x without the use of another flash?" on the 30th
    of july, Ken had the answer... a big, fat NO.
     
    Rolf Egil Sølvik, Aug 11, 2005
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