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    Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    I am shooting with a nikon D800. i recently purchased a nikon SB-910 flash(as my only flash) Can i use the SB-910 wirelessly if it my only flash?

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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    Yes. You can use the D800's internal flash as master and the 910 as slave.

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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    Do you mean without using the internal flash in Commander mode ?
    According to the website, you can:

    SB-910 AF Speedlight | Camera Flash

    Greetings, Jurgen

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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    thank you

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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    Also, if you get the Nikon SG-3IR IR (IR transmission only mask for your built in flash), you can use the SB910 (as a slave) and as the only light - enabling more creative lighting.

    Also the Metz 58AF2 and the 50AF1 work very well as additional (or instead of the Nikon versions) lights and work beautifully wirelessly.

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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    I use pocket wizards to shoot 3 of them wirelessly as well although more costly of a investment they are radio which I like better as a setup. Obviously this will depend on your needs.
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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

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    I use pocket wizards to shoot 3 of them wirelessly as well although more costly of a investment they are radio which I like better as a setup. Obviously this will depend on your needs.
    Hey Guy, just wondering why the need of pocket wizards to trigger? I thought the D800 alone was sufficient for this!
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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    The Nikon controller I believe is infrared which is line of sight and in a lot of cases won't work when hidden and such or at distance. It's just a more limiting setup reason I like radios is I can be far away , outside easier syncing and many times I hide flashes behind items like plant pots and such. So in effect radio is a more reliable system in a lot of diverse shooting but obviously this adds a lot of costs as well. For simple interior shots like weddings and such the Nikon controller will work pretty well, but if you get outside there box than you can run into issues. . Also I may add a whole Profoto setup as well on certain shoots and optical slaves again don't work great outside, so I just bite the bullet and went radio all the way. Of course this will depend on your situation but one needs to know those limitations before heading out the door to tackle a shoot.
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    Re: Nikon SB-910 as a wireless flash

    The good part it comes already in you cam so its worth trying it and seeing if it works in your situations and if not than radio maybe the answer. There is also Radio poppers as well out in the market a lot of shooters use as well.
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