Hello i have the D5000 and i was wondering if the AS15 hot shoe will work my SB-600 remotly. i use to have a D70 which had the commander mode but i take it the D5000 dosnt so i would like to use the SB-600 remotly
If you add an SB-800, SB-900, or SU-800 set in Commander mode in your D5000's hotshoe it will work just like your D70. Unfortunatly the D5000 does not have a built in Commander. In early 2010 Pocket Wizard will be introducing the MiniTT1-Nikon transmitter ($199.95) and the FlexTT5-Nikon tranciever (219.95) which will provide RF wireless TTL flash control with a maximum range of 800 ft. Of course by the time you purchase on of each you are very close to the price of an SB-900. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
You also might want to look at the Speedlights forum.
The AS-15 is for adding a PC port to camera with a hot shoe but no PC port. Your SB-600 does not have a PC port so you will need another adapter and a PC cord to add a PC foot to the SB-600, Hama Universal Flash Adapter. Note that PC cord is very unreliable and you should have a PC alignment tool and spare cord.