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Sycing Nikon D40 to extral strobe lights

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Hi, I have a D40 and plan to hire some exteral strobe lights for a studio shoot. How do I sync the strobe lights to my camera? Do I need a speedlight flash (SB 800)? Or will a sync cord work? Thanks




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To connect studio strobes wired to a DSLR, you need a PC-sync port that the D40 doesn't have. There are, however, hotshoe adapters that lets you connect a strobe. 

The units you rent might have a radio link that lets you put a transmitter in the hotshoe. 


Optically syncing might work, but any TTL capable flash as a master tends to use a preflash for metering and that will set the strobes off before you want them to. Some strobes can be set to ignore the pre-flash, though.

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