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  • Will says:

    Great article, I am glad with my decision after reading it. I love my SU-800 and considered getting the SB900, like you did, but wanted a cheaper alternative for my low budget lighting kit. I currently only have a SB-600 and the SU-800 and plan to get a couple more flashes in the near future to broaden my range and what I can do with light. I haven’t had any problems, it’s a great tool for off-camera flash.

  • […] lantern, I’ve tried it out using the D700 pop-up flash and Nikon CLS TTL, as well as with the Nikon SU-800 wireless commander and with SU-4 optical slave […]

  • Rick says:

    I completely agree. I’ve never had a radio system, but I’ve successfully used my SU-800 outdoors (with 2 SB-600s), even used it on a gym to trigger flashes I mounted in the ceiling.

  • Danny says:

    Great job… I like what I see, and I like what Dave Black in his video (link attached in your blog). I did notice he used both SU800 and a radio transmitter (for more reliability). Never the less, which of the radio or other transmitters, can be used in the same manner as the SU800, to be able to control the flash output in wireless mode (reliably)?
    I’ve heard of the new Cactus v6 transmitter and of the new onechinese make (YONGNUO 2.4G Wireless TTL Lighting System)… that should allow you the same functions, but I don’t know much about the reliability… Have you heard of anything or could you shed some light on this matter…? Seems that all the chinese brands are getting better and better and more cost effective…?

  • Fasil says:

    I bought SU-800 for my Nikon D500 as a commander flash for my Nikon SB-910 Flashlight. The problem is I can’t use it in manual mode only TTL.Is there anyway to use manual mode ? Sorry I am very fresh even for my camera but I heard manual mode is better for my interst high speed sync. ls there any one know SU- 800 capable manual mode.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Yes, you can use the SU-800 in Manual Mode. Press the Mode button on the unit to cycle through the different shooting modes. (TTL, AA, Manual, etc…)

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.