Pocket Wizard Plus II

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  1. Chris H.

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    Hi,
    Can you use the pocket wizard plus IIs with a nikon sb800? And if so what flash to receiver chord do I need? I dont see any cables listed for nikon on the pocket wizard website.

    Thanks!
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    PC Sync chord. IIRC
     
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    Yes, and if you use a PW it comes with the right cord already.

    Butif you have a Nikon, especially like something like a D200 or D300... you can trigger the SB-800 via the camera's onboard built-in flash all wirelessly.

    You can choose to use CLS or full manual. You can set flash strength via a D200/300's onboard menu or manually at the strobe.

    Lots of options!
     
  4. Chris H.

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    yea I was reading about using it with a D series camera that sounds really nice! Im using a D80 though so I guess I will have to get a sync cord and use the pocket wizards
     
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    What type of triggers would you recommend?

    Thanks!
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    Depends on your budget and your expectations. As mentioned, you can get cheap triggers for $20-$40. They are not all that reliable but they do work.
    If you want very reliable triggering, then PWs are the way to go.
    If you want TTL metering, then stick with Nikon wireless setup.
     
  8. Chris H.

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    The main thing I am looking for I feel is range..

    Thanks for the help everyone!

    Chris
     
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    Well, Pocket Wizards probably have the best range. I think they are rated for 1600 feet or more.
     
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    PW's or skyports, skyports are cheaper but not as good but overall still good.
     

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