Creative Lighting System????

Started Jan 11, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Creative Lighting System????
Jan 11, 2006

Hi all,

Just got my hands on a couple of SB-800'S and I'm real impressed at the quality of these flashes. They pack a lot of punch for money compared to the older versions, 24, 25, 26 28dx. I've used the flashes, along with the SJ-1 gels and they work great with the master in line wit the remotes.

My problem is that when shooting high school basketball, the distance sometimes doesn't trigger the remote or the line of sight is off causing another missed trigger.

I'm I missing something here? It's almost like the remote has to be right in front of the master to trigger.

Also has anyone used a wireless trigger like a "PocketWizard" with the SB-800's? Does this change the firing so the flashes don't sync? I use manual settings and I was hoping to avoid spending money buying a wireless trigger when I specifically bought the SB-800's for this reason.
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