Choo se your Master
The ‘master’ can be the camera or a flash
Option 1: Midrange Nikons
Nikon’s mid-range models are actually the most versatile for flash photography because their built-in flashguns have a ‘Commander’ mode which can fire other Speedlights remotely. Entry-level Nikons don’t have this, and the pro models have no flash. The built-in flash can either be used as part of the lighting setup or purely as a controller for the other flash units. These include the Nikon D90, D300s,
D7000, D7100, D600, D610, D800 and the D810.
Option 2: Entrylevel Nikons
These include the Nikon D3100, D3200, D3300,
D5100, D5200 and Nikon D5300. The flash has no Commander mode, so you’ll need to attach a Speedlight (below).
Nikon Speedlight SU -800
(This is an infrared controller (master) for external Speedlights which attaches to your camera’s accessory shoe. It controls Speedlights remotely but does not incorporate a flash itself.
Option 3: Prolevel Nikons
The Nikon D3s, D3x,
D4, D4s and Nikon Df don’t have an in-built flash, so as with the entry-level models you’ll need to use an external Speedlight.
Nikon Speedlight SB-700 and SB-910
Both of these Speedlights can be used as controllers to fire other SB-700s or SB-910s remotely. You can use them either as part of the lighting setup or just as controllers.