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Mastering the Nikon D300 by Darrell Young

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9.7. Examining the Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander Unit

In case you choose to use the more powerful SU-800 Commander unit, instead of the built-in D300 Commander mode, I've included some information on it here. Figure 27 shows a front/back picture of the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander unit.

This small unit is less costly than buying an SB-800 Speedlight. It is considerably lighter and smaller, and has twice the commander-to-slave range: 66 feet compared to 33 feet (20m verses 10m).

Most professionals will purchase this unit if they are interested in doing professional flash output, since the SU-800 does not use pre-flash to control the flash units in its groups. It uses infrared instead. This doubles the range, and does not ...

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