Guys.... i need some advice from you guys out there... i'd just bought my SB600 yesterday... then im trying to test to make a shot, and its ok in wireless... now, this is my problem... when i attached my sb 600 to d90. its not firing at all... my SB 600 didnt work. pls help guys...
HELP: my SB 600(14 posts) (8 voices)
Perhaps you still have it set to wireless? The camera or the flash?
maybe.. because i set it first to wireless... then now i trying to have some shot attaching my SB600 to d90 but it doesn't work the flass... what's the setting for that??
The wireless setting on the SB600 needs the on board flash from the D90 to work wirelessly. If you don't change the settings back then the SB600 will just sit there waiting for the D90's flash to go off first. I think that's what your asking right?
Tell us what settings you currently have on both the flash and the camera
Darko... I lifted this of Ken's web page ( http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/ittlslave.htm ):
Press ZOOM and "-" together to enter the CSM settings. That's why you see a gray CSM marking between those two buttons.
Press either the + or - buttons until you see an icon that looks like a wiggly Z shaped arrow. When you see the wiggly arrow, press MODE until it says OFF.
Press ZOOM and "-" together to get out of the CSM mode. Even easier, just tap the power button to get back to normal operation. It won't turn off if you hit it while in the CSM settings.
I'm so glad I no longer have to keep this saved in my iPhone anymore. Ever since I got my SB900, I just use it as the master, and my SB600 stays in off camera mode. Its not that its really tough to remember, its just that if you don't change it on a regular basis, you forget. If Nikon had made it just a little more intuitive (like, I don't know... add a menu button) then it would be a non-issue.
Willis - if Nikon would just revamp the SB600 to an SB700 with the 900's interface - it would almost be a perfect world ! Oh, well ... maybe not quite perfect.
In a way, that's sort of putting me off on a flash purchase- should I go with another lens, a body, or a flash? I would say lens.
That and the fact that the D40 with the SB600 on it would look like a caricature.
Ha! You should see it with the SB-900 on it... if I get a chance I'll post a picture this weekend.
Your preaching to the choir warprints... Basic usability should never be the differentiating factor between your product lines.
That said, what would the SB700 not have that that's on the 900?
I figure it will be
1. Commander Mode
2. Lower Guide number
3. No auto WB adjustment for gels
4. No dome
Hopefully Nikon won't cripple it by leaving out a PC jack & SU trigger mode.
which is why i tell ppl to opt for the SB900 over the 600 nowadays.. .the interface is SO EASY,it's almost comical. . .price difference is double, but what to do. . .pay for ease of use. . .
Well I learned a lesson with flashes as well. I decided to get an SB-400.
It's terrible! No wireless, no easy manual control, no bouncing off of the ceiling when shooting vertical!
At the time I purchased it the SB-600 was not selling for much more. Stupid me.
Bah! For $100 there is no reason NOT to get a SB-400. For family shooting (Christmas, birthdays, etc.) indoors it is the perfect addition - small, cheap, effective bounce. It is in no way, shape, or form a competitor for the >599 series, though. Just a cheap way to get beautiful bounce and better (but still not great) fill (no FP :( ) I feel silly taking the SB-800 to casual family functions. ;)
But the SB-600 is only about $70 difference...
That's why I haven't sprang for the SB-400.
If you're only going to own one, I agree the 400 is harder to justify, but the 400 is well worth the $100 IMHO.
I have the 400 on a camera most the time, have a 800 for playing with the CLS, but am much more of a strobist.com thinker when it comes to multi-strobe. All my other speedlights are cheap older things I use in manual mode.
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