Metering flashes

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  1. SamSt

    SamSt TPF Noob!

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    If I want to use my SB800 as on on camera and then use my SB R200;s as off camera flash for my D70 is there a way to set my camera s it will meter these? I keep here people talking aobut d70's being a light meter, but I don't understand how to use is as one
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    All* modern camera do have a built-in light meters, they meter the light that is reflected onto them. Most cameras also have a way of metering or controlling the output of the built-in flash or a dedicated flash that is attached to it.

    Some flash units can act as a master to a slave flash, which sounds like what you want to do...but I'm not sure about your SBR200...it may not have 'slave' functionality, while retaining metering and control from the camera.
    Perhaps if you has a 2nd SB800 or an SB600.
     
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    The SB-R200 is designed for wireless use only - it is designed to be controlled by something else such as an SB800 or SU800. It works with the i-TTL system, and multiple SB-R200s can be controlled in groups by an SB800.

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