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Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser)

B&H # NISU4 Mfr # 3070
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Product Highlights
  • For Use with Nikon Cameras and Flashes

The Nikon SU-4 Wireless TTL Slave Flash Controller enables wireless remote TTL slave flash with any current Nikon Speedlight. The SU-4 detects the firing of the master flash (including built-in pop-up flash) on Nikon cameras, and sends a firing start signal to the slaved unit. The SU-4 stops the firing of the slaved flash by detecting the firing stop of the master flash. Use of SU-4's eliminates connecting cords. Operates up to approximately 23' from the location of the main flash.

Modes: Auto & Manual
Beep on or off modes
Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser)
  • SG-2 On-Camera Flash Diffuser
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonSU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser)
     
    4.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Reliable (14)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Durable (9)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (10)
      • Studio (7)
      • Everyday (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Home (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (6), Enthusiast (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Goodbye pre-flashes!

      While I love Nikon's CLS, there are times when pre-flashes drive me crazy. Portrait photography is one of those times because many people blink or lose an expression while the so-called "imperceptable"...Read complete review

      While I love Nikon's CLS, there are times when pre-flashes drive me crazy. Portrait photography is one of those times because many people blink or lose an expression while the so-called "imperceptable" pre-flashes are firing.
      SU-4 to the rescue! In manual mode it fires instantaneously. In TTL mode, however, you still get the pre-flashes. This leads me to the next point- it IS absolutely compatable with digital SLRs- even in the TTL mode. I use it with SB 600's and 800's - it is great!
      I definitely use it more often in the manual mode- even inside a halo it slaves well.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A radio slave works better

      To slave an older Nikon flash to isn't directly compatable with the camera.

      To slave an older Nikon flash to isn't directly compatable with the camera.

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      5.0

      Works perfectly

      By jsanders

      from Minooki, AL

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

        I use this remote for studio work, portraits, any time I need to have off camera flash. I works great.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Not just current flashes

        By ThomasL

        from Brenham, TX

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Interiors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

        This is not the first SU-4 I have owned. I found myself with a spare SB-28, a newer SB-800, and a new SB-910. I am using this trio triggered by the built in D800 flash. Adding the SB-28 was painless. The controls internal to the D800 are a bit obscure (you need to program a custom menu item first for all the individual controls to work). Both the SB-910 and SB-800 have their own remote and master controls and the SU-4 simply has an on position. Since the SU-4 is about a seventh of the cost of a SB-910, I thought it was a cheap way to gain a flash as strong as my SB-910.

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        • No

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        4.0

        SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave with SB 600

        By tomdpix

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

          I have a number of Nikon Speedlights and I normally work in CLS mode. Occasionally, I need to work in SU-4 mode and my SB600 is not equipped for this. The SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave allows me to use my SB600 in SU-4 mode along with my other Speedlights.

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          • No

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          5.0

          works great

          By vito

          from new jersey

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

            This unit works great so that I can fire my SB800 flash off camera I would recomend this unit to my friesds

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            • No

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A radio slave works better

            By Dave

            from Bay City, MI

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Another flash can trigger

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

            To slave an older Nikon flash to isn't directly compatable with the camera.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wireless Works Well

            By Video Bob

            from East Stroudsburg, Pa

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

              I use this with my Nikon D5000 and SB 600 speed light. It is working very well and is simple to use and mount. I did not want to spend a lot on a wireless remote trigger and I am very pleased.

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              SU-4 Makes old flash units useful

              By Jerry

              from Elkhorn, WI 53121

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                My Nikon D-700 digital camera has a wireless flash feature that enables firing my Nikon SB-800X flash from a distance. However, with the SU-4 I can also fire my older Nikon SB-24 flash, that mates with my older film camera, for multi-flash photos. Both flashes work well together and the SU-4 makes older flash units useful.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Perfect and easy!!

                By Ardi

                from Fredrikstad, Norway

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                  I use two SU-4 for background and hair. I also use a softbox along with my Sigma flashes. A perfect combo!!

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Triggers the SB-600

                  By caprae

                  from Athens, GA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mix with powered lights
                    • Multi-light set up
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                    Well made and it triggers the SB-600 every time were other triggers would not. A bit pricey, but it works - have triggered a flash in that was in a closet with louvered doors. Comes with the pop up flash shield and carrying bag.

                    A friend triggers his Alien Bee with the pocket wizard and uses one of these to trigger his SB-600.

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                    5.0

                    I love this product

                    By gustavomisle

                    from Miami, fl

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                      is perfect to use whit olders nikon flashes

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Easy to use for remote flash

                      By DuaneC

                      from Idaho

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                        Very easy to setup and use with remote flash units, I used these controllers with a D1x, sb800 and two sb600. The D1x does not have the Nikon CLS so you need some type of controller to make the remote flash units fire. These work excellent so far.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best slave I've every used

                        By Robert the photographer

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • TTL Slave Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                          I am a professional photographer and have used this slave with a Metz 45 in all kinds of situations, from portrait to interior and even remote landscape at night (artistic projects). As long as you make sure the sensor is pointing to the main flash (and can't pick up the flash it is controlling) it works flawlessly as a basic trigger or when TTL controled. And it is the only slave control I have found that TTL triggers off the main camera flash. The 'beep' feedback is also great, makes using camera-mount based flashes in a 'studio' setup on location as convenient as a power pack system without the bulk and cords.

                          Use with Metz 45 and SCA 343 hot shoe connector.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excelente choice

                          By Juan Barboza

                          from Valencia, Venezuela

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Porpouses

                            Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                            I use this in my SB-600 for use with my studio flashes as fill or hair ligth. Works perfect every time... I loved used...

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Just what I was looking for

                            By Richard

                            from Roanoke, Va

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Convenient Interface
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • Lighting
                              • Product photography

                              Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                              Just what I was looking for to trigger my older SB-28. Works like a charm.

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                              (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Goodbye pre-flashes!

                              By Mike

                              from Hope Mills, NC

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Convenient Interface
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Lighting

                              Comments about Nikon SU-4 Wireless Remote Slave TTL Flash Controller (with SG-2 Diffuser):

                              While I love Nikon's CLS, there are times when pre-flashes drive me crazy. Portrait photography is one of those times because many people blink or lose an expression while the so-called "imperceptable" pre-flashes are firing.
                              SU-4 to the rescue! In manual mode it fires instantaneously. In TTL mode, however, you still get the pre-flashes. This leads me to the next point- it IS absolutely compatable with digital SLRs- even in the TTL mode. I use it with SB 600's and 800's - it is great!
                              I definitely use it more often in the manual mode- even inside a halo it slaves well.

                              Share this review

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