Own a D5000 and just recently purchased an SB600. My question is whats the cheapest/pretty reliable way to be able to set up and use my 600 off the camera?
#1. "RE: D5000 + SB600 question" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 21-Aug-10 07:53 PM
Get a Nikon SC-17 (discontinued) or SC-28 TTL extension cord. There is also the SC-29 TTL extension cord priced at about $20,00 - $25.00 more than the SC-28. They will provide full i-TTL flash control just like the Speedlight was in the hotshoe.
There are also third party Nikon compatible TTL extension cord available that are a little cheaper but I have never tried one.
If you want wireless i-TTL flash control, you will have to buy an SU-800 ($250.00), SB-800 ($350.00 used), or an SB-900 ($460.00).
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#3. "RE: D5000 + SB600 question" | In response to Reply # 2gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Sun 22-Aug-10 12:53 PM | edited Sun 22-Aug-10 12:56 PM by gkaiseril
You would need to buy the SB-800 used, as Nikon has discontinued this Speedlight.
The SB-600 does not have an SU-4 mode remote sensor like the AB-900/800, but if you wanted to set the power level at the SB-600 and have a reliable remote trigger, you could buy a Nikon SU-4 for about $80.00.
If you wanted to use a 3rd party optical trigger, you would need to have a unit with a hot shoe, make sure the hot shoe does not have a large base metal plate that shorts out the off center electrical contacts on the SB-600.
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