- Jun 9, 2006
Is there any advantage to using an su-800 over pocket wizards?
Thanks for your info.
Thanks for your info.
You don't need to use a meter - that's the point really. Triggering occurs via infrared beams. No wires or cords are necessary, or even possible. You could use a meter if you wanted to fire all the SB800s in manual mode.Disclaimer: I am a total newbie at this..
Q: How does one use a flash meter with the SU-800 and SB-800 flashes? It seems like the meter is supposed to trigger the flash (one at a time and all together) to determine if their level needs adjustment compared to the light level dialed into the meter and the camera (i.e. the desired parameters). Does that triggering occur via a PC cord? Would you then move the cord to each flash in turn, to the SU-800 (if it has a PC terminal?)...
I am thoroughly confused and would appreciate any help.
That's a great point, really. Thanks! (I told you I was a newbie! :redfaceThe SU-800 doesn't even have a PC terminal. And if you're gonna use cords, I see no reason to use an SU-800.
Ok. I get the CLS thing without a meter, using infrared triggering. But how does a meter sync up with the SB800s in manual mode? In other words, how does a meter know to measure the light during the very brief burst of the flash, as opposed to the ambient light? Is there a communication between the flashes and the meter? I would imagine that once the flashes are dialed in manually (on the SU-800, right?), the SU-800 would trigger them all as the shot is taken. Thanks again for your kind assistance.You don't need to use a meter - that's the point really. Triggering occurs via infrared beams. No wires or cords are necessary, or even possible. You could use a meter if you wanted to fire all the SB800s in manual mode.
Aha! *Now* I see what you're asking! If you're having the SB-800's in manual mode and merely using the SU-800 as a trigger, then what you're asking finally makes sense. There are far less expensive ways to accomplish it, but yes, it' should work that way.Clever! Yes, I think that should work with flashes and the SU-800 too, as no line of sight is needed for the flashes to trigger. Thank you very much, John!