A Chinese company Debao, has released a wireless Speedlight commander for Nikon called Debao SU-800. The Debao SU-800, which is an alternative for the Nikon SU-800 Speedlight transmitter is a lot better and much cheaper product than the original Nikon version.
In addition, the Debao SU-800 offers a longer range coverage than the Nikon’s version, you can see the comparison of two products below.
Debao SU-800 Speedlight Commander for Nikon
Debao SU-800 Features:
- Functions as a wireless commander for the SB-R200, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 and SB-600 Speedlight units.
- Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and compatible CLS cameras.
- Controls an unlimited number of Speedlights for up to three groups.
- Offers 4 independent channels for competitive shooting environments.
- Provides wireless control up to 35m.
- Built-in AF assists illuminator for critical focus in low-light situations.
Debao SU-800 Compatibility:
- Cameras: D3000、D3100、D5000、D5100、D7000、D7100, D40, D50、D60、D70、D80、D90、D300、D600、D700、D800、D1X、D2X、D3、D3s、D3X、D4
- Flashes: SB-R200, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 and SB-600
- Yongnuo flash, Metz flash, Nissin Flash which supports CLS
Nikon SU-800 vs. Debao SU-800 Comparison
|Nikon SU800||Debao SU800|
|Transmission mode||Infrared Communication||Infrared Communication|
|Wireless control distance||20M||35M|
|Wireless communication channels and wireless groups||Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 ChannelsThree: A, B and C||Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 ChannelsThree: A, B and C|
|Display||LCD, Ready-light||LCD, Ready-light|
|Supports AF assists||Yes10m||Yes 15m|
|Horizontal rotation angle||Don’t Support||-130 ~ 130 degrees|
|Supports continuous shoot||No||Yes|
|Required power source||One 3V CR123A lithium battery||2 x AA battery|
|Supports for manual flash||No||S1 Model manual flash|