Remote Flash Advice - Nikon D5100

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I am just looking for a little advice regarding wireless triggers for my Nikon D5100.

I am aware that the D5100 does not have commander. I own an SB-400 & SB-700. I know the SB-700 has the commander built in and adding another SB-700 or 900 etc will give me the capability to fire one of the flashes remotely without having to fire the main flash in SU-4 mode.

I have played around in SU-4 mode indoors and it seems to work pretty good (outdoors maybe a different story i'm not sure) but you have to fire the pop up flash or use the SB-400 on the camera to make the remote flash fire.

I would like to know whats the cheapest / best way to remote fire my SB-700 without having to fire the pop up/sb-400 flash on the camera. Will any of the wireless trigger systems that you can mount to the hot shoe work ok or are there good ones and bad ones?

I will be getting another SB-700 in time but I am just looking for a decent solution until then.

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have a look at yongnuo triggers, i have a pair and it works brilliant with my sb700 although i have to set everything manually, you could also look at the pocket wizards mini's which allow i-ttl.
price difference tho is £25 to £125
im in leeds so if u wanted to play with the yongnuos your welcome
 
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as above just get some Yongnuo triggers, use them 95% of the time for shoots and never had any issues. I dont really feel the need for E-TTL/I-TTL on radio triggers for any of my shoots (infact I feel they would be a hindrance more than anything) but it may be an important feature for you and if so your going to have to pay more.
 
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have a look at yongnuo triggers, i have a pair and it works brilliant with my sb700 although i have to set everything manually, you could also look at the pocket wizards mini's which allow i-ttl.
price difference tho is £25 to £125
im in leeds so if u wanted to play with the yongnuos your welcome

Cheers, those pocket wizards look good but for the money I think i'd rather just put it towards another SB-700. I picked my current one up for £140.

The Yongnuo look ok for the money, I kind of knew I would have to set the flash manually I just wasn't sure if there were better makes etc. Is there a particular model or do they all do the same functions?

Just looked at the RF-603 N1 but the D5100 isn't in the compatibility list?
 
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you just have to make sure you get correct one for your camera as they have different cable connections.

I'm looking at the Yongnuo RF-603 N3, again the D5100 isn't on the compatibility list but I'm reasonably sure they will work.

Does anyone have any experience with these triggers?
 
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im pretty sure that the 603 n3 is the correct one, its the same one used for d7000/d90/d3100 and of course the d5100 as i believe it uses the mini usb port.
 
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im pretty sure that the 603 n3 is the correct one, its the same one used for d7000/d90/d3100 and of course the d5100 as i believe it uses the mini usb port.

Is the cord only used for remote shutter release? I don't really want wires hanging out the camera. The remote flash should work just connected to the hot shoe without wires shouldn't it?
 
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I have taken a punt! for £22 i'm not loosing much if they don't work as expected. Should see me till I can afford a 2nd SB-700 or better..

Cheers for the advice chaps!
 
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sorry my bad!!
yes flash will work just putting the triggers on without wire, with wire its shutter release although it doesn't have a lock so cant do bulb mode without keeping finger pressed down, does work at atleast 100m as ive tried it doing wirewool shots.
 
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sorry my bad!!
yes flash will work just putting the triggers on without wire, with wire its shutter release although it doesn't have a lock so cant do bulb mode without keeping finger pressed down, does work at atleast 100m as ive tried it doing wirewool shots.

No worries. Glad it will work as expected. Cheers for the help guys
 
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