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Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander Unit

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Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander Unit
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Nikon SU-800 Overview

The multi-functional Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander Unit forms the nerve center of any i-TTL multiple flash-lighting situation.

Capable of metering and triggering groups of remote Speedlights in the Nikon CLS (Creative Lighting System), a one-touch switch fully automates accurate exposures of small subjects instantly. Manual adjustment of the balance of each units output is simple to control through the comprehensive LCD panel.

When using i-TTL compatible Nikon digital SLR cameras and Speedlights, user can divide the Speedlight units into three groups and control the flash output independently for each group
Features a Commander function that can trigger wireless remote flash (SB-R200, SB-900, SB-910, SB-800, SB-700 and SB-600) units without a master flash unit
One-touch switching between close-up and Commander modes
Two types of close-up operation:
  • Dual-light close-up flash
  • Triple-light close-up flash
  • UPC: 018208047949

    Nikon SU-800 Specs

    DisplayLCD, ready-light
    Maximum RangeWireless up to 66' (20 m)
    Power Source123A 3v Lithium battery
    Dimensions2.7 x 3.8 x 2.3" (68 x 96 x 58mm) [W x H x D]
    Weight5.6 oz (160 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.75 x 4.9 x 3.25"

    Nikon SU-800 Reviews

    Last resort for keeping my Commander Mode working

    By Robert
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-01

    With Nikon removing the on-camera flash, this is the last resort for commander controlling my multiple SB-910 Speedlites. Thanks B&H

    Excelente product

    By Giovanny
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-04-22

    I took a little logre to arrive but everything way perfect, excellent accesory

    Best trigger ever

    By Javid
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-07-27

    I love my new SU 800. I have never thought what I was doing this whole time without it. I love every bit of it. I use it for all my shots.

    does what it is supposed to do

    By Frank
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-06-25

    very useful for controlling multiple Nikon speed lights

    Nice Unit

    By Gary
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-05-15

    I was seeking remote lighting command, The SU-800 gave me all I needed and more. I can now control all of my speedlights easily.

    Could be enhanced

    By Pascal
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-03-18

    Works fine but coul be enhanced. Menus could be more user friendly. Too bad there is no battery gauge. It's only IR signal. How about adding a radio signal for commanding SB500?

    Terrific For Line Of Sight Off Camera Flashing

    By Jon
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-02-04

    Off camera flash is sometimes preferred to on camera flash. The SU-800 Commander is the perfect way to trigger my SB-700 flash when the flash is in a remote position off the camera's hot shoe. But, it is NOT a radio frequency control device so the flash has to see the trigger signal to fire. In normal rooms and offices it is a capable companion to the flash. The SU-800 will trigger multiple flashes off camera, as well, when set for this function.

    Nikon SU-800 commander

    By Studio67
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2021-11-24

    Works great with my D850 to trigger a remote Nikon flash. Sometimes it doesn't fire if the transmitter isn't detected by the flash. I bought it to help focus inside in low light conditions. The D850 doesn't have a pop up flash to use as a commander. I also use Godox flashes with their trigger on the Nikon, yet AA batteries run out faster. The SU-800 takes a longer lasting lithium battery.

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    Will the SU-800 work with the Nissin i60A flash ...

    Will the SU-800 work with the Nissin i60A flash for Nikon?
    Asked by: Tyrone
    Nissin i60a for Nikon is compatible with optical iTTL so this can work.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2021-04-08

    Is this compatible with the d500

    Is this compatible with the d500
    Asked by: Aineel
    Answered by: hectorm
    Date published: 2021-11-15


    Is this compatible with the D3200?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The SU-800 is compatible with the Nikon D3200, yes.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Can I use a Vello off camera flash cord with this ...

    Can I use a Vello off camera flash cord with this SU-800 to get a better vantage point ?
    Asked by: Tom
    Yes. Please review the following Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Nikon Cameras (3') BH #VEOCSNK3 • MFR #OCS-NK3
    Answered by: hectorm
    Date published: 2021-12-23


    hi, does it work with the nikon d800e?, and I have 2 nikon flashes the sb-700 and an older one, would it work with both units? at the same time?thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The D800e has the flash commander mode built into it, and thus there is no need to purchase this device to use with it. The D800e can trigger any flash models which are compatible with the i-TTL wireless system, including the SB600, SB700, SB800, SB900, SB910. Page 185 of the D800e's instruction manual details how to set the camera up to trigger these flash units. If you would like to confirm if your orlder one is compatible, please send an email to [email protected] and our agents there can confirm its compatibility.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    does it work with Phottix ?
    Asked by: Alvin
    It may vary depending on the Phottix product in question. I would recommend contacting [email protected] and let them know the specific item to ensure compatibility.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I just bought an SB-910 flash and I did not know that my Nikon D3200 does not have the commander mode. I also have an older D5000 and would like to know if the SU-800 Commander would allow me to shoot the new flash wirelessly with these cameras... Is that possible?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the SU-800 would be allow you to trigger Nikon flashes wireless with the D3200 and D5000 cameras.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can the SU-800 trigger the DSLR300 flash unit?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Is the SU-800 compatible with the Nikon D4S?
    Answered by: Coleen C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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