Nikon SB-800....beginner question...

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  1. amara_shadow

    amara_shadow TPF Noob!

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    I know this is going to sound like a silly question, but if I don't ask I will never know.

    I am looking at buying the Nikon SB-800 speedlight for my D60....and was just wondering if it comes with everything I need to use it as an off camera flash?
     
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    Do you have the Commander Mode on the D60? Without that you will likely need some sort of trigger.
     
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    i'm pretty sure it doesn't. i could be wrong, but i don't think i am
     
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    Correct. The D60 doesn't have the commander mode, so for off-camera flash you'd need either one SB-800 on the camera for the commander mode (SB-800 has it built-in) and then an SB-600/800 slave off camera. Or you can get the SU-800 commander which will handle a lot better and is easier to use. OR if off-camera flash at an arm's length is ok, get an SC-28 or SC-29 cable. Attach one end to your flash and the other to the camera's hot shoe and you're set.
     
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    amara_shadow TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for your help :) That answers my question perfectly.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Jessh an SU-800 is a bit much for the Nikon D60 don't you think? I'd be more inclined to get a Cactus trigger and Cactus receiver for the camera. Check ebay, search for "wireless flash trigger"
     
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    Thanks - I have found one that contains:

    1. one receiver
    2. one transmitter
    3. one additional output socket
    4. one sync cord
    5. Original Manufacture Box

    Is that all I need?
     

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