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Off camera flash with a nikon d90

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    Ian White
    Ian White  11177 forum posts United Kingdom
    31 Jul 2012 - 8:22 PM


    can you please give me some advice i have a metz 44 AF-1 Flash and would like to use it off my camera, i set the camera up to use the flash as a commander but do i set the flash up as a slave unit or something else

    Sorry if it's a darft question

    Thanks , Ian

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    lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
    31 Jul 2012 - 9:42 PM

    Hello Ian
    Im not a nikon user but Im pretty sure to fire the metz off camera you will need a male to female hotshoe lead/cable
    You can get them off ebay for very little money

    Gaucho e2 Member 122238 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    31 Jul 2012 - 10:26 PM

    I don't know the Metz, but if it is dedicated to the Nikon then yes you set the flash as the slave unit and the D90 as commander. If it isn't fully dedicated then as lawbert says you'll need a cable.

    timbo  11591 forum posts United Kingdom
    1 Aug 2012 - 8:56 AM

    I use the commander mode for my sb 800/900's and it is great. You would need to read the instructions for your metz to see if it can be used in the same way. If not then a cable or a slave cell adapter would work (you would need to switch off the pre flash if using a slave)


    Taken off there website about the product :-

    "Depending on the camera, the Metz 44 AF-1 also offers a slave mode, making wireless TTL flash child’s play".

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