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Use of Nikon SB22s as slave flash.

Can I fire an SB22s flashgun mounted on a standard remote hotshoe with optical (flash) sensor? The SB22s appears to be designed to work with Nikon cameras with TTL monitoring and I wondered if the manual setting might allow use as a slave.

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  • len_hill Dec 23, 2008

    My SB-22s flashes arrived this morning and I have successfully fired them on the hotshoe, using manual. Many thanks.

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In the manual setting the SB-22s is just a standard flash and should work with a standard hotshoe.

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