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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:32 pm 
Hello All, I have just moved to Nikon recently and I just bought D3x and 3 SB-910, I am just wondering how to set those flashes wireless to the Camera( slave) without using pocketwisard?

Any advices will be greatly appreciated.

Woody


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:59 am 
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Well presumably you got a good deal on the D3X, and strive megapixels.

No pop up flash and therefore no on board flash to use as a commander. Therefore you'll need pocketwizards or the like...

Or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander

Or use one of your SB-910s as an on board commander

Or a D800 with built in flash to act as commander, plus even more megapixels :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:32 pm 
Thank you very much for your advises, I suppose to have one flash on camera as a commander, is there anyway to set other 2(flashes) working as the slave? I have been setting them as slave many time but those two didn't fire?

One again thanks

Woody


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:13 pm 
Mount one of your SB-910 on your D3X and turn the power dial to "Master." Set the other two to "Remote." Make sure IR Sensor by the battery door on your two remote SB-910 have clear line of sight to the camera. Also make sure the Master SB-910 is set to activate the proper channel that the remotes are set to, active channel should have "0.0 EV" or other exposure values, inactive channels will read "--". You should also set the Master to "--" exposure so it doesn't contribute to the main exposure since direct camera flash is undesirable in most situation.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:11 pm 
Thanks Elro for your clearly advises. I am going to try it tonight and will get back to you by tomorrow

Woody


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:05 pm 
Hello,
I did as you said here last night, but other two flashes were firing late. It's off about 2 second I think. so, How do you correct it?

thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:46 am 
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Oh Oh!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:33 am 
Go into your menu, under category "e. bracketing/flash" look for "flash sync speed" and set it at "1/250". I believe "1/250" is the max sync speed for the D3X. Put your camera on Manual mode, 1/250 of a second and any aperture.

Only reason I can think of your slaves firing late if they are set to rear curtain sync and you are test firing it with slow shutter speeds. In rear curtain sync the flash will go off at the last moment possible during an exposure.


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