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Technical Solutions | Radio-Controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting TIPS

Applied Radio AWL

Read this section for some examples of how radio AWL can be used with remote flash units.

Adding an On-Camera Flash

You can light the main subject with a flash unit mounted on the camera accessory shoe while using remote radio-controlled units to light the background.

  • Remote flash control: Group flash (Master: M 1/4, A: M 1/2 with SZ‑4TN color filter)
  • Lens: AF‑S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Exposure mode: Manual
  • Shutter speed: 1/125 s
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 400

Combined Radio and Optical AWL

Radio AWL can be combined with optical AWL. For example, you could position a lone radio-controlled SB‑5000 out of line of sight behind a wall or other object and use optical AWL with SB‑910 or other units already in your collection serving as master and remote flashes.

  • Remote flash control: Group flash (A: M 1/64, B: M 1/128, D: M 1/32, E: M 1/16−0.7)
  • Lens: AF‑S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • Focal length: 34 mm
  • Exposure mode: Manual
  • Shutter speed: 1/125 s
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 400