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.