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SU-4 Wireless Remote TTL Flash Controller

The SU-4 Wireless Remote TTL Flash Controller enables wireless remote flash with automatic TTL or manual exposure control. Can be attached to some current and prior Nikon Speedlight models and cameras.
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Is the SU-4 compatable with iTTL?

Is the SU-4 compatable with iTTL of the newer digital cameras, D300, D7000, D3, etc? Will it read the pre-pulses and respond like the SU-600, SU-800, SU-900...?
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I read that it was compatible with automatic TTL or manual exposure control in the instructions. What I would like to know is if the SU-4 is compatible with iTTL specifically.

As asked: "Will it read the pre-pulses and respond like the SU-600, SU-800, SU-900...?" Thanks.
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The SU-4 Wireless Remote TTL Flash Controller enables wireless remote flash with automatic TTL or manual exposure control.
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does the sb400 work with the su-4?

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Yes, the SU-4 is compatible with the SB-400.
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No, the sb400 has no wireless capability
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Nikon D5000 and Nikon Speedlight SB 910

Do I need to buy this product if I want to get the flash off camera? Or Nikon D5000 has the commander?
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You will need SU-800 if you want to use the SB-910 as a remote.
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D5000 does not have a commander mode.
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I have a D5100 & SB400. Soon I will be getting an SB700. Will this allow me to use the SB400 off camera with the SB700 acting as the commander?

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If using the SU-4 then yes, but in SU-4 the cameras built flash will also fire the SU-4, bear in mind though that you will have to set the flash munually as you will not have TTL control.
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SB400 cannot be used as an off camera slave.
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Will the su 4 fire my sb800 from my d800? I want to control the sb800 in manual mode with out the camera settings

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The SB800 has a built in su-4 mode which will trigger the flash, so a separate su-4 is not needed.
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Yes.
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Are the D60 camera, SB-600 speedlite and SU-4 wireless remote compatable

I would like to use the wireless capability of the SB-600 with the internal flash of my D60. Will one SU-4 mounted on the D60 provide the necessary function?
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Yes you can use the SU-4 with the SB-600 off camera but you will have to set the flash power etc manually. The SU-4 doesnt attach to the camera.
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The SU-4 cannot be mounted onto the D60. You will need to mount the SB-600 on the SU-4 and use the D60 built in flash to trigger the SB-600. When the built in flash fires, the the SB-600 will fire in sync with the built in flash.
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Can I connect a SB-25 speedlight to the SU-4 to use remotely with my SB-700 and SB-910?

I have a D-7000 and the above mentioned Speedlights. I want to add the SB-25 to the group and have it fire with the other flashes.
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In the SU-4 manual, sb-25 is compatible with su-4 for ttl mode like sb-24 and sb-26, sb-28, and etc.
Why do you say t su-4 not compatible with sb-25?
I have sb-25 and su-4 also, and I am interested in doing remote su-4 with sb-24 with d610 built-in flash as master. Thank you.
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The SB-25 is not compatible with the SU-4 and cannot be used with the SU-4 remotely. The SB-700 and the SB-910 can be used on the SU-4 and the SB-25 is compatible with the D7000.
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Is it compatible to use with d-300s camera,sb-800 as main speedlight and sb-28 secondry speedlight?Thanks

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Yes, you can use the D300s with the SB-800 as a commander and the SB-28 on the SU-4 as a secondary unit.
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Can I use SU-4 for SB-22 for CLS?

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Yes, you can use the SU-4 with the SB-22.
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Is this product compatable with the SB-6oo and a D90?

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Yes it will work but you really dont need it if you are trying to get flash off camera. Just use your D90 in commander mode to control your SB-600
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d3000, sb600 and su-4

Can I use the SB600 mounted on the SU-4 and have the built-in flash from the D3000 trigger the SB600? Will the SU-4 properly fire and quench the SB500 automatically? How do I set the D3000 not to send out preflashes and still have TTL flash metering?
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Yes, you can use the SB-600 mounted in the SU-4 (will convert the speedlight into an optical slave) and trigger it with the flash from the D3000. Please note that pre-flash may occur if there's low light condition for metering.
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is the su-4wireless remote working off of the flash or the infer red signal from another flash unit?

I want to use my sb 28 with a su-4 wireless remote and have it fired by the built in flash of a Canon digital slr. Will the built in flash of this camera fire the sb28?
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The SU-4 will detect the firing of any flash in order to trigger the slave unit, but we cannot guarantee functionality with a third party product.
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SU-4, P7100, SB600, are they compatiible?

I am a retired professional trying to use the SB600 as off camera flash fired by P7100 s in camera flash.
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You'll need the SU-800 Commander in order to trigger the SB-600 off the P7100.
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I have a D3000 and speedlight SB-700, I want to use the flash remotely, can I use the su-4 and then later in the future add more sb 700?

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The SB-700 can only be used as a remote flash unit in SU-4 type wireless multiple flash-unit photography. Please see page # D-18 of the user's manual for the SB-700 Speedlight.
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I have a SB-600. I am considering buying a D5100. Is the SU-4 required to use these two together wirelessly? Will the on-camera flash fire the SB-600?

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You are correct. The Nikon D5100 built-in flash can trigger (but not command) the SB-600 with the SU-4 attached to it.

Note that it is not a wireless commander so iTTL (Nikon CLS) is not available. Instead an old-TTL mode which is (to my knowledge) not available on modern Nikon digital bodies is. However, most people shooting this way will use set the SB-600 into manual mode.

Note that the SB-800 has the SU-4 mode built in. I believe the SB-900 does also.
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how does the su-4 work

Is this thing RF or Optic
and will fire any hot shoe flash
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The SU-4 is a handy wireless accessory that allows two or more Speedlights to be used in multiple lighting setups. By attaching a slave flash Speedlight to the SU-4’s accessory shoe, the SU-4’s built-in light sensor remotely detects when the master, on-camera Speedlight fires to trigger the slave flash unit.
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Nikon J1 and V1 with the SU-4

1) Can an SB800 mounted on an SU-4 be fired remotely from the Nikon 1 J1 popup flash?
2) Can an SB800 mounted on an SU-4 be fired remotely from the SB-N5 mounted on the Nikon 1 V1?
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Nikon 1 J1 and V1 with SB800

Can the SB800 be fired remotely with the popup flash of the Nikon 1 J1 or the SB-N5 attached to the Nikon 1 V1?
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I doubt it. the SU-4 won't fit onto the V1 as it has a completely different flash mount as far as I am aware. The 1 series doesn't have the creative lighting system which is used to trigger and control a slave flash . The minimum camera you need to do it through a pop up flash is the D90, though the D5100 does have the CLS it can't activate through the pop up flash. I am not an expert on the Nikon 1 series though so I could be corrected.
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does the su 4 work with sb 400 and d7000?

if so how do i set it up, want to use the sb400 as a slave, and i have an sb800 as a wireless unit
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SB-4 with 2 SB-900s and a SB28

1 - Can I mount the SB-28 on the SU-4 and use the SB-900's 1 unit as the master and the other as a remote unit? What role does the SB-28 play, 2nd remote unit?
2 - Does the SU-4 require a flash unit mounted on the it to fire the remote units or is it self contained once mounted on the D3S?
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Yes, you can use the SB-28 mounted in the SU-4 (will convert the speedlight into a slave). Please note that pre-flash may occur if there's low light condition for metering.
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