There is so much going on with my camera that sometimes I feel as though I will never stop reading.
So I own Nikon’s SB-600 speedlight. Today I learned to set it up to work wirelessly from the camera. Most photographers refer to this as operating the flash as a slave. Understand, as an African American I’m not too comfortable with using anything as a slave. Now I know that folks don’t mean anything by this, but the word still gives me the heeby-jeebies!
There is so much involved with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS) that it was all I could do to set up the flash. Did I mention that Nikon’s manuals suck? Reading Nikon’s manuals is like reading pig-latin in the dark. So off to the internet I went. I found a website the speaks ‘idiot’, meaning it explained things to folks with a lower level of understand of things like myself.
Here’s what I found…AN IDIOT-PROOF SETUP!!!! Read Below.
Note! the SB-600 can not be setup as a master flash unit.
Press and hold the Zoom and the – button, for approximately 2 seconds, to display the custom menu.
Using either the + or – key, navigate to the wireless flash icon. when you see the icon press the mode or zoom button to change it to on. Then press the Zoom button and the – button again(for approx 2 sec), to exit the custom menu.
You can change the channel and/or group by pressing the mode key, then + or –.
Done you’re SB-600 is now set up for remote wireless flash.