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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

The SB-800 can be put into optical slave (SU-4) mode and be triggered by the popup flash on your camera. First, turn on your flash. Press and hold the "sel" button for 2 seconds. Arrow ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

Is there a way to use the Nikon SB-800 [speedlight] with the D5500 remotely? You can fire it if you put the SB-800 into SU-4 mode and fire the D5500's pop-up flash. This is a "dumb" optical ...
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How can I set three flashes at different output levels with a camera with only two flash groups?

Get more groups, or at least different triggers. Just me, but consider getting some additional gear. Picking up a cheap 3rd party CLS-capable flash, such as a Yongnuo YN-586EX (make sure you get the ...
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How can I set three flashes at different output levels with a camera with only two flash groups?

one behind the subject over exposing a white background by one stop It sounds like you don't necessarily have to adjust this one as frequently as the other two. If you set this background flash to ...
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How do I set a remote flash's power using Nikon CLS system?

You can set Exposure Compensation directly on the speedlight. Second button from the left. Note that any EC set on camera is in addition to any EC set on the speedlight. Camera +1, speedlight -1 ...
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Why can't I control my Godox V860 II-N in TTL with my pop up flash (Nikon CLS system)?

...I am adjusting this setting ... on i-ttl green page of the Godox. This doesn't sound like your V860 II is set up properly to be used as a Nikon CLS/AWL optical slave to the 800D's pop-up flash in ...
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How do I remotely control an SB-800 with my Nikon D5500?

For remote flash, the Nikon solution is the SU-800. At that price, I would look in to wireless (RF) flash triggers which are more versatile since it doesn't require line of sight like the SU-800. ...
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Can I use any flash for Nikon AWL (Advanced Wireless Lighting)?

The only units you can use as CLS/AWL commander units are going to be higher-end Nikon speedlights with that capability, or third-party units that include that function. IOW, no, you can't use a Fuji ...
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Can I use any flash for Nikon AWL (Advanced Wireless Lighting)?

Optically controlled flashes are last decade's technology. Radio has taken over the role of controlling off camera flash. At least for most mirrorless systems and recent DSLRs. Nikon has lagged a bit ...
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Can I use any flash for Nikon AWL (Advanced Wireless Lighting)?

The most compact option is to use a Nikon SU-800 commander; third party models are even more compact, but I have no experience with them. But AWL/CLS is an outdated technology and the OEM SU-800 is ...
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Why can't I control my Godox V860 II-N in TTL with my pop up flash (Nikon CLS system)?

If the screen on the Godox is green that means it is in master mode... orange means it is in slave mode. If the symbol in the upper left corner is the lighting bolt that means it is in optical(CLS) ...
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Flash that has the same "master" features as a sb-800

For the SB-R200 units, the SU-800 will be the least expensive Nikon ($250). It is not a flash, but it is a commander. It also has a special switch in the battery compartment for the SB-R200 use. ...
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