Mix 'Nikon CLS' with 'Radio Triggers'?

Started Jun 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Ramz Regular Member • Posts: 472
Mix 'Nikon CLS' with 'Radio Triggers'?

I have 5 Speedlights (3x SB800s & 2x S900s). Buying a receiver for all of them is expensive (5x ~$150-$200), so I want to use Nikon CLS whenever possible, and use radio triggers only when the flash is hidden (in softbox or behind an object) or if its really far away.

Must Have:

  • control flash power/modes from Camera (either incamera/SB900/any gadget)

Can live without (for radio triggered flash only)

  • TTL

  • HSS

What are my options? Ideally something that does TTL passthrough so my remote flashes get the CLS signals, and still radio trigger 1 or 2 flashes.

Looks like the Phottix Odin (released today) requires a receiver for each unit. Is that the same case with PocketWizard Flex/Mini?

D800 [10.5-11-14-24-70-200mm ƒ2,8]


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