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I just got the kit R1 (without the SU-800) with the two flashes Nikon SB-R200.

Because now I have a D300, I will make my pictures using the integrated flash (with the provided IR converter from the R1 Kit) but a question remains to me: is there any generic brand that make a IR commander like the SU-800 (but I guess it should be cheaper).

Anybody have experience with such generic devices?

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There's a Debao SU-800. Looks to be about $100, and more powerful. fstoppers.com has a review.

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  • Looks to be a very good alternative. A good point is that it takes also AA batteries which are cheaper and easier to find. I found it on this site for 78$ but I am waiting to have the D500 as now with D300 I still have the built-in flash (but only two groups).
    – рüффп
    Oct 11 '16 at 22:30
  • I bought the Debao and I can say it is a very good alternative. Note that any other Cobra flash from Nikon who have also the Commander mode can also trig the SB-R200 (I tested with a SB-800)
    – рüффп
    Nov 20 '18 at 23:02

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