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Old Apr 5, 2008, 1:21 PM   #1
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If I use a SB 600 flash with my D40 what (if any) cables do I need? I would like to get the flash on a tripod or a flash-rotate-bracket-arm-holder, so as to get it off of the camera, and bounce the light off of walls. I am confused by the two cables on offer - the SU 28 and SU 29 - what are their differences? Also would I be able to use my D 40 on Auto with this set up? Thank you for your reply in advance, fruny. :-)
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Old Apr 5, 2008, 1:48 PM   #2
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From what I can tell from features and specs, the more expensive SC-29 also includes an AF assist lamp in the foot that attaches to the camera. But, other than the AF assist, both should work the same. AFAIK, you should be able to use the flash off-camera via one of these cords in Auto mode (the camera should treat it just like it would treat a hotshoe mounted flash).



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Old Apr 5, 2008, 3:04 PM   #3
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But, other than the AF assist, both should work the same.


Does the lack of an AF assist lamp in the foot, mean that my D40 will not work on Auto with the SU 28? Thanks in advance, fruny. :-)
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It's my understanding that both would work fine in Auto.

The benefit of a separate AF assist lamp in the cable foot, is that it's located with the camera versus the flash. So, if you had the flash positioned such that the AF assist lamp built into it is pointed in a different direction, the one in the cable foot could help out. That would probably not be the case using one in a flash bracket (you'd probably have the flash body pointed towards your focus point anyway).


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All these cables do is extend the hotshoe. The flashes will work the same way they'd work when mounted in the camera's hotshoe.


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Old Apr 5, 2008, 3:27 PM   #6
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All these cables do is extend the hotshoe. The flashes will work the same way they'd work when mounted in the camera's hotshoe

So in that case - the cheaper 28 will do the same as the 29?

Thank you for answering so promptly. fruny :-)
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Now that was really quick! Thanks again... :-)
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