Remote Flash with D5000

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  1. Santa Gertrudis

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    Is there any way to remotely fire a flash with the D5000 like you can with the D90? I would like to get an SB-600 and mount it to a tripod and/or set it on the ground and be able to remotely fire it as well as use it on the hot shoe like normal. Is there a way?

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
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    You should be able to fire any slave-capable flash unit (which would just be triggered by the unit you have on-camera), but you won't be able to control output on the off-camera unit without the use of a SU-800, from what I read when I was looking to purchase a back-up DSLR.
     
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    Hmmm sounds kinda confusing. Would doing it with a cord be easier in the long run?
     
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    A cord, wireless triggers, using the slave mode, etc., will all accomplish triggering.
     
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    Ok, I looked up SU-800 and it makes sense now. Im thinking for right now, I might just stick with a cord and save a couple hundred bucks. I can always get the SU-800 later on.

    Thank you very much for your help!
     
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    No problem. I would check out some cheapo eBay triggers. <$50, and they'll do the job (with a few sacrifices from the higher-dollar systems). Search wireless trigger on eBay.
     
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    Thanks! :thumbup:
     
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    So how do I know if said trigger will work with the SB-600?
     
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    Read the description for the auction. If you're at a web site read the tech info there. The bottom line is it usually doesn't matter what flash unit you're using when you trigger it with a radio receiver and transmitter.

    These will work with the SB-600: http://cgi.ebay.com/PT-04-C-Radio-W...ZCamera_Flash_Accessories?hash=item4149f082a5

    By the way, the SB-600 doesn't have a port to plug in a sync cord.
     
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    Sweet! Thanks for the info, KmH!
     
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    Would the Vivitar 285HV even be worth looking at instead of the SB-600?
     
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    Also, I've been interested in an SB-400 for a while due to it's size. It's not listed as compatible, but what would stop it from working remotely?
     

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