SB-600 help

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  1. KAikens318

    KAikens318 TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone know of any good online tutorials or anything that will help me in understanding how to use the SB-600 properly? I have read through the manual 3 times and it still just isn't making much sense, I am more a visual learner than anything else. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    What is confusing you? On camera, off camera, TTL, manual mode or everything else? There's a lot the little flash will do.

    It's not so much reading the manual, but experimenting right then, while the manual is in your hand.
     
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    The Nikon Creative Lighting System by Mike Hagen has specific info on using the SB-600 including background information on Nikon's CLS, iTTL, and basic speedlight theory.

    For off camera speedlight techniques visit www.strobist.com and for hot shoe speedlight techniques visit www.planetneil.com.

    IMO. A speedlight is most effective when it is controlled by the photographer and not the computer in the camera.
     
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    Yes, I want to get used to controlling it myself, not relying on the camera to do it. I have a wedding to shoot in October and I really want to make sure I am using it correctly. THanks for the info guys!
     
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    You mean you want to adjust the power output manually? I remembered I played around the SB-800 (not 600) before, I can set the flash to manual mode. Then I can select the output I want. Full power, 1/2, 1/4, 1.8, ...... So yours could be the same.
     

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