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Compact, Portable Speedlight Unit
i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).

Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control
Delivers accurate flash exposures and seamless fill-flash capability under difficult, challenging lighting situations.

Flash Value (FV) Lock
Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens’ zoom position.* *With select Nikon digital SLR

Wide-area AF Illuminator
Accurate autofocus in low-light situations is assured.

Flash Color Information
Provides more accurate color renditions and white balance accuracy on CLS compatible D-SLRs.

Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation
Use on-camera and as a wireless remote light source.

Auto Power Zoom Coverage
Provides a wide zoom range covering 24 to 85mm expands to 14mm with built-in wide-flash adapter.

Bounce Capability with Rotating Flash Head
Rotates 270° degrees and tilts 90° degrees to help reduce background shadows and allow for creative light control.

Auto FP High Speed Sync Mode
Available with Nikon CLS compatible cameras with high-speed sync capability.

Large, Bright LCD Display
With easy to read menus and intuitive controls.

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design and manufacturing quality issues Overall, while this is a good flash with good features, its severely let down by the quality and design flaws of the product. I consistently have issues with the battery contacts. Something about the quality or design of the battery bay, which seems to cause the flash to stop working. I am always trying to press the battery cover 10 different ways to make this work. Basically, at any given time, there is no guaranty that this flash would work, making it pretty useless for the times you want to use this flash. September 2, 2013
Great flash unit, but needs to be more durable. The flash is great. It's easy to use. Being able to bounce your light and change your flash settings are great options to have. The only problem is that they burn out too easily. I and my business partner shoot virtual tours and have been through several of these units. We get about a year out of them, usually less when business is heavy and then it's off to buy a new one and have the old one repaired. At this point, we have several old ones as back-ups. By comparison, my old Sony V1 is a marvel. Despite only 5mp, and being far less sophisticated, in five years of the heaviest use, I never had a problem with the flash and five years past that, it still works. I must admit that the SB600 is worth the trouble. I'll keep using the SB600 all the units I have are finally unsalvageable. Clearly these units are not meant to endure what I put them through, but for what I do they keep things simple which is the best way to go. I like to travel as light as possible. February 22, 2012
It's a piece of dung I owned it for 1 year exactly and it broke down on me. Now I need to send it to Nikon for repair! And it's out of warranty, just great! October 27, 2011
Good stuff for the price I does what it's supposed to. It's a basic standard flash made to work with the nuance of the newer digital cameras. I have a SB 25, but it's useless on new DSLRs. So I got this SB 600 to use on my D700, and haven't had any glitches since. I has descent recycling time, as long as you're not firing off more than 3~5 frames at a time. I you're doing rapid action that requires capturing several frames like sports then go with a flash/speedlight that can accommodate an external battery pack. But for the price this is an unbeatable deal. I use mine with an aftermarket bounce/diffuser to cut down on the hot spots & harshness. July 21, 2011
Nikon SB-600 I only used the product a couple of times and it just stopped working. Now the product warranty is not covered in my country since I bought it in UK. I guess I will have to pay to get it fixed. July 1, 2011
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why can't a diffusion dome be used with the sb600?

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It can be. I've got an aftermarket unit that works quite nicely. Shop around to find one that suits your needs and fire away!
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A diffuser dome cannot be use in the SB-600, because of the way the head is design.
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How do you use this flash remotely?

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There seems to be an infra red port. on the side of the flash. It is a speedlight sb-600 I have a Nikon d 3000 how do I sinc it w/ the flash for vertical photos w/ the flash not on the camera?
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You can mount the SU-800 Commander on the camera hot shoe to use the speedlight wirelessly.
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Unfortunately the D3000 does not support in camera cls, the only way to do it would be to purchase either an off camera cors such as the SC-28 / 29 or third party wirless triggers. Alas the SB-600 does not have SU-4 mode so this cant be used either although you can purchase the SU-4 adaptor to place under the flash. All these options are unable to support i-ttl so in all cases you will have to set your flash manually.
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SB-600 flash auto zoom with D5000

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The SB-600 flash automatically adjusts the zoom of the flash to match the focal length of the lens. Does it take into account the cropping factor for DSLRs with APS sensors instead of full-frame sensors, like the D5000? In other words, when the lens is at 50 mm, the effective focal length is really 75 mm. Does the SB-600 zoom to 50 mm or 75 mm?
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I can attest that the SB600 will give outstanding results with the DX series of lenses. You don't have to worry, it'll make the adjustments that are necessary (unless you're shooting in manual, then it's up to you of course) to give you outstanding results. Mount it on your D5000 and shoot until the batteries die! Have fun with it.
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The focal length will be the same, 50mm will always be 50mm regardless of what camera its is on and so the flash will recognise that focal length as being 50mm.
The zoom range of the 600 is 24-85mm which expands to 14mm with the built in wide adaptor.
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PocketWizard plus ii?

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Can I use sb 600 with my PocketWizard plus ii? Does it have socket for a cord ?
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I do believe so, and you don't need the socket; these flashes are so sophisticated they'll work directly with your transceiver.
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You will need to get in contact with the manufacture of the third party equipment for compatibility information with our products. The SB-600 doesn't have a terminal for a cord.
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SB- 600 autofacocus speedlight does it work with nikon 5100

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Yes, the SB-600 is compatible with the D5100.
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Check your focus mode, AF Illumination will work in AF-S only. (Maybe AF-A too but I'm not sure.)
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my nikon d50 is compatible with sb 600 flash ?

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thank you
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Mostly, however the D50 popup flash does not support "Command Mode" so it cannot be used to trigger the SB-600 remotely.
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Yes, the SB-600 is compatible with the D50.
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Will it work with my D300?
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yes, of course it is
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Is there a battery pack available for the SB-600 AF Speedlight, instead of using 4 AA batteries?

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No, the SB600 does not have a socket for external power.
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No, aa batteries only
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Why D7100 camera, then it sends the trigger signal to flash another manufacturer in HOT SHOE?

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I have a TTL flash Targus. This is in the camera hot shoe. I observed that with this flash can not do remotely trigger the SB600. When I remove the Flash Targus, it usually works! Why?
 
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Because the third party flash you are using is not wireless cls compatible.
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Sounds like a compatibility problem with your Targus flash.
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is my SB600 flash compatible with the D610

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Yes it is.
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The SB-600 is a compatible flash for the D610.
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