SB800 w/Flash bracket and D50

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  1. Greatwhite

    Greatwhite TPF Noob!

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    While I wait on my D300, I have a D50 and flash bracket....is there a cable to connect the D50 to the SB? I have not found it yet online or in the manuals w/camera and flash....

    ???????

    THX gang!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, saw that Mike, and thx for the link......but I was hoping/thinking more along the lines of the PC flash cord back in my film days in the 1980's.....not this 3' coiled cord....heck the flash is only 6" from the body!

    I may have to check one out....
     
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    It's just my opinion but you are probably going to want that coiled cable so that you maintain the ability for the flash to operate in iTTL mode. With a sync cable, you're limited to manual operation only.

    Greg
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The cord is 3' when stretched out...it's probably only 12" when coiled...which is just about right for a bracket because it allows for flipping the bracket (if that's the type you have). You can wrap it around the bracket if you like.

    I agree with Greg, a PC sync cord will only give you the ability to fire the flash. The off shoe cord lets you retain all the sophisticated E-TTL flash metering that your flash & camera are capable of.
     
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    Now THAT makes sense, thx guys!

    Yes, I have a flip bracket....

    And yes, I am/was thinking of the sync cord from years gone by....hope my age is not showing.....I am not new to photography, but new to this DSLR stuff....

    THX again for the info....
     
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    Opps, if you read my first answer, nevermind... it says D50 not D70... my statement made no sense...

    I was just wondering why not just put the camera in commander mode, the flash in slave mode and fire it off the bracket wirelessly... that won't work on a D50, obviously.
     
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    Because for me the wireless issue is too much of a pain in the butt for me when you can just slip the cord on the hotshoe, screw it on your bracket and, slip the flash on the cord boom boom boom no problem no cammanermode and no new flash settings. And yes Mike did show the right cord that is the TTL cord and while it flops around a little I would not want it to be any shorter I just wrap the excess aound the bracket.
     
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    All good ideas.....I think that even when I get my D300 (have it on pre-order)....I will use the cord.....
     

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