I'm a nikon D3100 user, I have a 50 mm 1.4 nikkor lens. I've been thinking of buying an external flash speedlite for nikon as I'm planning to upgrade my nikon body at later stages.
I've been looking around and saw the SB-700 speedlite that i could use as master. I know for the fact that Nikon D3100 doesn't have wireless speedlite option; therefore, a trigger is needed (here's my problem? what trigger?)
What I'm looking for is the following: I want to use the flash externally and remotely by triggering it (TTL) with an some sort of cheap trigger that can trigger the flash with automatic values (i mean i don't want to set the power manually each time)
I saw (Nikon SU-800 commander unit) which is a very expensive unit for me to buy currently. Considering the fact that SB-700 is around $ 400
Also, in the manual it says the following but couldn't find online resourses or people who have tried it, can you please advice:
The camera can be used with the following CLS-compatible flash units: • The SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-R200:
quoted from manual page number 173 http://cdn-10.nikon-cdn.com/pdf/manuals/kie88335f7869dfuejdl=-cww2/D3100_EN.pdf
Any other recommendations or suggestions?
I do really appreciate it.