remote strobes for my Nikon D2X

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  1. raydius

    raydius TPF Noob!

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    I know very little (actaully nothing) about setting up remote strobes. I have a Nikon D2X and a Sigma EM-140 DG ring flash. I can't find anything in the D2X manual about remote set-up. Does this camera not have this option or am I missing something? If it does can anybody recommend some good flash units that work well with it? Thanks!
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you slap on an SB-800 or SU-800, you should be able to use that to trigger any number of SB600s or SB800s to your content. I do not think you will be abe to use iTTL (I could be wrong though). For best effect, each off camera flash woluld have to be set manually.
     
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    You can take full advantage of Nikon's CLS with an SU-800 or SB-800 as the commander and be using SB-800 or SB-600's as your slaves.

    That includes full TTL metering.
     
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    Yes the D2X has no remote triggers on account of it not having an inbuilt flash. The D50-D300 models have wireless CLS which triggers from their inbuilt flash units. This capability can be added with either of the above mentioned things, BUT it is a waste of money in my opinion.

    CLS has the advantage of allowing iTTL to work wirelessly, but seeing how you own a D2X I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you know how light exposure works anyway (distance from subject power aperture etc). A set of radio triggers may be a better idea. Either cheap ebay "flash triggers" or for the more professional and reliable solution the Pocket Wizards.
     

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