Am I an Idiot? Flash question

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  1. TylerF

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    so i have a sb600 and the cactus v4 trigger for it. i bought another sb600 for a shoot tomorrow then realized i might not be able to make both fire at the same time. i have a d40 so no commander mode. am i sol? lol

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    I believe you should still be able to set the 2nd flash up as a slave, so that it's triggered when the first one fires. It might be trickier, especially outdoors, but I believe it's possible.
     
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    i planned on returning it after my shoot (i know its bad) but i think i need another receiver to make it work. i have been trying every setting but it just doesnt want to work for me. might just return it tonight. i think a flash and a reflector will suffice for a senior shoot
     
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    From what I remember, it's the SB-800 and 900 that have the ability to trigger other flashes. So you would need another receiver for your wireless setup to hit both of them.
     
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    yeah i know lol. i thought maybe the cactus trigger could work with the other sb600. oh well. brain farts i guess haha. i get 200 bucks back so thats good
     
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    I wish I had a couple SB-900's, or a mixture of them all.... So many cool things you can do with multiple strobes.
     
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    There is some cheap optical trigger you can buy. they work well if your not too far.
    however, you will loose TTL.
     
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    Come to think of it, I think you're right. But like you said, a single flash and a reflector should still do fine.
     
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    Depending on the type of shoot you may be able to get away with just the one flash anyway. Either that, or the one flash and creative use of a reflector if you have one handy (or even white poster board or the like).
     
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    :spank:
     
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    Is that how you always operate or are you selectively moral?
     
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    No I just am strapped for money and wanted to use it for the shoot. I returned it today anyways. I plan on buying a sb800 or 900 when I get more money.
     

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