D60 off camera wireless flash

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  1. benlonghair

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    I'm looking at an SB-600 to go with my D60. As I understand it, the SB-600 will work wirelessly with a D90 and up. I have no desire to upgrade my body right now. Well, I have the desire, but not the ability.

    So what I'm wondering is if I'm just not seeing a wireless hot-shoe adaptor for my camera. What I'm planning, once I get the flash is to get one of the Nikon Hot Shoe to PC Sync Terminal Adapter and a cord to go with it to start. Wireless would make my life easier, I'm pretty sure.

    Is there any way to do it cheaper than a SU-800?
     
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    yes. www.flashzebra has a hot shoe adapter for under $20... thats what I use for my SB-600 and Pocket Wizard or modded Cactus V2s wireless setups.

    Do a search here, you will find at least 3-4 posts repeating this info complete with pics and links.
     
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    Thanks guys, that'll give me a good place to start.
     
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    Maybe I don't understand your question but you can fire a sb-600 wirelessly with a D60 as far as I know.I can fire a sb-600 wirelessly with a D70s and my D80. You just need to go into your flash settings in the camera and chance your flash from ttl to comander mode,then set the sb-600 to remote and you can fire it wirelessly.You do need to have your built in flash up for this set-up to work though.
     
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    D40, D60, D3000 and D5000 do not have the Commander mode in them.
     
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    Really ?....bummer.I didn't know that.
     
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    for short distances, like 1-2 feet, even a ttl cord will do. i used to use it with my d50 and sb600.
     
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    eBay radio trigger and 2 receivers. $45 including shipping.

    No cords, no line-of-sight.
     
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    A 4-foot ETTL cord is $25... A wireless trigger/receiver is $35 and is good for 30 feet... which would you prefer? ;)
     
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    I never said it was IDEAL ;) but it did the basic job till $ became available for the upgrade.:headbang:
     
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    I'm starting to think the cord is the way to go. I shoot very little posed stuff at this point, so having TTL is more important to me than range and positioning. Basically I want my flash off the plane of the lens, which a wire would allow me to do.
     

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