2 basic flashes rim lights to complement SB900?

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abcwarrior
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2 basic flashes rim lights to complement SB900?
Sep 21, 2012

Hello,

I already have two SB900 units triggered by the Commander mode on a D7000 and would like a couple of flashes to use as RIM lights or side-lights, but didn't really relish the thought of spending another 2 x £300+ on SB900/SB910.

I'd like to know if anyone has suggestions for a sub $200 (£150) flash that can;

1. Be used with the Commander/CLS mode of the D7000 (I have no radio triggers)

2. Be aware of the Nikon pre-flashes and know when to trigger properly.

3. Can be in manual mode for power but that power be adjusted from the CLS menu on the D7000 as part of a "group".

I have seen mixed reviews of the Yongnuo units and am not quite clear whether the YN560EX or YN560EX-II would do it. I have never seen a Sunpak or any other alternatives so am open to suggestions.

Mods please move this from Lighting to Beginners questions if you feel this is in the wrong forum (I'm new to dpreview!)

I am in the UK.

Kind regards
Ivan

Nikon D7000
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