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    Default Flash/Shutter remote trigger qn..

    camera: nikon D90.
    flash: none yet.

    I purchased a wireless RF shutter remote with transmitter which plugs into side of camera.
    Now if I buy a flash remote trigger, it'll plug into the horseshoe and the flash.
    To trigger the shutter I still use the shutter remote right? Perhaps model dependant but generally shd still work?

    Qn:
    1. Is the above correct?
    2. Will purchasing nikon flash simplify matters or still the same.SB-900 also no built-in RF wireless capabilty right?

    Thks.
    Last edited by redmonsoon; 26th May 2009 at 10:52 AM.

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    Default Re: Flash/Shutter remote trigger qn..

    if you just want to trigger the flash, why don't you just use CLS

    CLS = Creative Lighting System

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    Default Re: Flash/Shutter remote trigger qn..

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im...less/index.htm

    A guide to Nikon CLS

    google it for more info

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    Thks Ortega,
    but if the trigger is optical via camera flash, that means the unit must be placed rather close so that the onboard flash can activate it? limiting the creative possibilites?

    eg, can it still trigger if flash back is facing camera since the sensors are in front?

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    Default Re: Flash/Shutter remote trigger qn..

    if i am not wrong the sensors are at the side (at least on my SB800)
    i have tried at around 10m and it still works

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    Last edited by redmonsoon; 26th May 2009 at 11:51 AM.

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    Last edited by ortega; 26th May 2009 at 11:51 AM.

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    Deciding between nikon and 3rd party like Tumax since it has optical trigger as well..of course $$ is the consideration factor.

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    Default Re: Flash/Shutter remote trigger qn..

    BTW, it's hotshoe, not horseshoes. Flashes aren't horses.

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