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D600: Sync Terminal Adapter and CLS


Toronto, CA
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Artes Registered since 05th Nov 2006
Wed 10-Oct-12 08:21 PM

Sync Terminal Adapter and CLS

I am upgrading from my D300 and I am considering the D600 and the D800.

I do general photography including studio work involving both an SB-800 and a Buff Einstein Strobe.

With my D300 I fire the SB-800 remotely via the CLS system; the Einstein Strobe is connected to the camera via a sync cable.

My concern with the D600 is that it lacks a receptacle for the sync cable. The simple solution is to use a Nikon AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter. This adapter slides onto the hot shoe and has a receptacle into which the sync cable connects.

The problem I see is this: to use CLS the pop up flash must be raised.

Can the pop up flash on the D600 be raised with the AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter in the hot shoe?

Buff does make a wireless connection from the camera to the strobe, but again, the transmitter must be inserted into the hot shoe.

Is there a work around, or must I get the D800?

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