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Setting a SB-700 as off-camera flash for D850

I have currently a Nikon D850 along with a SB-700 flash, whose main purpose is to shoot cosplays in events. I'm happy that using it on the hotshoe would get better photos than without it, but still I'...
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Is it possible to command the Nikon SB-R200 with a Metz flash in master commander mode?

I am still hesitating between a specific commander only (SU-800 or Debao) or a third party flash like the Metz 52 AF. My question concerns only the command of my Nikon SB-R200 flashes (today I have 2,...
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Flash that has the same "master" features as a sb-800

I previously asked this question and I understand as well I can use a flash to use as a master to command the SB-R200 units. I know the SB-800 or the alternative Debao can command 4 channels and ...
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How does commander mode on a Nikon camera body differ from commander mode a on SB-700 Speedlight?

My Nikon D80 and new Nikon SB-700 both offer Commander mode. I have two questions: When NOT in wireless mode (that is, when the flash is plugged into the hot shoe either directly or with a cable), ...
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Would this IR-transparent plastic be useful for blocking unwanted control flash?

Pentax's wireless P-TTL system is optical, and requires a control flash. I'm using the built-in flash on my camera, but one can also use a hotshoe-mounted flash with the right feature set. If you have ...
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Why is the D7000 commander mode flash firing during exposure when the manual says it won't?

I'm wondering if I'm using the D7000's Commander mode incorrectly. Page 225 of the Nikon D7000 manual says The built-in flash does not fire [in "--" Option], although remote flash units do. Yet ...
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How do I reduce the light from the pop-up flash as a wireless controller on a Canon 7D?

What are the best work-arounds out there for dealing with the built-in flash when trying to use the Wireless Flash feature of the 7D? Is there a Canon version of the SG-3IR? Or do you use a modified ...
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Can I fire my SB600 without using my D90 on-camera flash as a trigger (with CLS/TTL)?

So as mentioned above, I have a D90 and an SB600. I can set up the SB600 to be used as a flash on-camera and off using TTL w/ the D90 as a commander. What I'm trying to understand is can I fire the ...
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