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    Elinchrom D-Lite 4 To Go Lighting Kit

    Hi Help needed
    I have a Elinchrom D-Lite 4 To Go Lighting Kit and what to buy a 3rd and maybe 4th Light. I use a Elinchrom Skyport on camera and on the main light.

    If i buy a Elinchrom D-Lite 4 Head (1 or 2 more) will these automaticall talk to the main light.

    Have asked Digital Camera Warehouse and got a vague maybe (maybe need another skyport maybe) type answer.

    ie setup would be
    Camera with Skyport Transeiver
    Main Wlinchrom with Skyport receiver
    2nd Light. - works off main light already
    3rd Light ?
    4th Light ?

    Thanks anybody ??
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    Hi Geoff, I use my speedlights as extra lights for hair and backlighting.( I also have the dlite 4's.) Spose it depends on how much power you need, but they are fine in a reasonably small space and easy to modify. I have skyports, one receiver on a dlite, which triggers the second, and another on the SB900....transceiver on the camera.
    I wouldn't think you would need another receiver if you get more Dlites tho, they should all trigger off the main light?
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    Assuming that they have optical triggers you should only have to trigger the one main light assuming they all have line of sight ?
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    They are much the same as many other heads Jeff, a simple effective photo cell slave function ensures they work at --- well --- the speed of light.

    The only reason I can see to need more skyport commanders is if you want to switch between banks and groups without leaving the one spot.
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    Thanks all

    I thought that would be the case just talking to Digital Camera Warehouse put some doubt in my mind, (or they were trying to sell more skyports maybe ?)

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