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Old Oct 5, 2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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I have read about this lens and its wireless capabilities. What I'm looking to know is if I purchase this flash as an accessory to my D50, and want to set up the flash as a wireless flash to the side of my subject, for example, what would I need to purchase along with the flash (like some sort of slave or something?)?

From what I have gathered, it appears that all I would need is the flash, but I want to make sure.

I don't have a great deal of experience with flashes so bear with me.



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Old Oct 5, 2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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The Sb600 can only be used wirelessly with the D50 if you have an SB800 attached to the hotshoe. The D50's pop up flash cannot be used as a wireless commander like the D70, D80 and D200. It is one of the limiting features of the D50.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 8:35 AM   #3
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so if I ran a D70, not D70s, this would work 100% certain?
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:30 AM   #4
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The D70 (and D70s) can control a SB600 or Sb800 wirelessly with the pop up flash set in commander mode. These cameras area little more limited in the Nikon creative light system....they can only control one channel and the onboard flash will not contribute to exposure. However, if you just want to get the flash off camera the D70(s) will do the job.
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For what it's worth the Speedlight Commander SU-800 could also be used as a commander but isn't much cheaper than an SB-800.

http://www.nikon.ca/products/su800/
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