Basic minimal setup

If I want to shoot small flying animals at night what is the minimal setup? I have a Nikon 800. So if I get the appropriate cable can I shoot with just the camera, a Nikon Speedlight SB800 flash and the Cactus LV5?

I am reading about others that get the V5 transceivers as well. Are the transceivers only needed if not connecting directly to the camera (wireless)? Thanks.


  • A V5 will be needed if you cannot cover the distance between LV5 receiver and camera with a sync cable.

    In other words, just using a cable is possible in principle but very limiting in terms of the set up scenarios that are possible.
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