Using SB-600 As an Off-Camera Flash w/ Nikon D90

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  1. ArntorFTL

    ArntorFTL TPF Noob!

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    I'd like to experiment with the on camera flash + the SB600 off camera. I tried reading the SB-600 instruction manual for details, but it didn't make much sense to me. How can I use my SB-600 as an off-camera flash with my D90? Am I correct in my understanding that all I need is an SC-29 cord to connect the two?

    Links to tutorials or minimally difficult hacks would be appreciated.
     
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    I don't have a D90, but I'm gonna say No. No cords are needed. Find the Commamder Mode in you camera menu. For giggles, set the built-in flash to (--) and Group A to TTL and remember the Channel that is set.

    Press the Zoom and (-) buttons simultaneously on the SB-600 and set for off camera operation. Make sure the Channel is the same as the cameras.

    Pop up the built-in flash, and fire off a shot. The SB should fire. I don't have my manuals or cameras at hand, but that is what I think off the top of my head. Once you do it a few times it will be easy peasy.

    The information can be found in the manuals.

    EDIT
    Look on page 60 of the flash manual.
     
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    This sums it up.
     
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    Thanks so much. I'll give this a try later today when I have some time.

    Edit: Just tried it. It works and was easy to set up!
     
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    I use an SB-600 off a D90 all the time. It works great...also fires a couple of mono lights.
     
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    Am thinking about stepping up to remote flash for my D90. I underdstand that a D600 can be used for that. Looking at a SB600 with maybe a Parasol ot a softner.

    Do the above instructions answer the mail?
     
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    yeap
     
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    Remember the on-cam flash will fire, but if you have the on-cam flash set to " -- " it shouldn'tn't affect the pic.
     

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