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Old Nov 28, 2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Okay, I just can't seem to get it, so I thought I would ask the pro's for some help. I am a novice D70 user, still getting used to the thing. I can't seem to get the on board flash to act as a commander and the SB800 to act as the remote. I have concluded two possible reasons for this: One, I don't know what the hell I am doing(high probability), or two, it doesn't work that way. If it is possible, then what am I missing? If it is not possible, then am I going to have to buy another SB800 to use as a remote flash, with my existing SB800 as the commander? Or are there other, less expensive alternatives. Further, i want to take some shots with two flashes positioned at the right and left of my subject, and the camera in the middle. I don't want to fire a flash from the camera. Can I do this wirelessly? or am I going to need some cables. Last question. I have a friend who has some umbrella flashes which connect via a hot shoe cable. Are there compatibility issues with certain peices of equipment? or can any flash work? I have been getting conflicting answers.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 11:03 AM   #2
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It works, i did it some time ago. I dont have the manual now. But you have to set the SB800 to channel 3 if i remember well. Search in the D70 manual...I know it is not obvious to make it work.
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