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    off camera strobe and the D60

    I was thinking of trying some shots with the strobe off the camera.
    I borrowed an SB-600 from a friend. I thought I could trigger the SB-600 remotely using the D60 Pop up flash.

    Nothing I did would make this work. I just could not find any setting to use to make this happen.

    I am beginning to believe the D60 cannot do this. Anyone else out there able to successfully execute this?

    YES!!! I did read both manuals.

    If this won't work, I plan to try the shots using a couple of mag light flashlights to provide my background lighting.


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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    I'm not entirely sure, but I don't think the D60 has a Commander Mode for firing a flash off camera.
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    It should be able to fire the flash as read in the flash features at: Nikon D60 Review: 2. Specifications: Digital Photography Review
    Actuallly this is what it says:
    "Nikon Creative Lighting system Supported with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-800 or SU-800 as Commander."

    If you have the flash manual, it is probably better explained there. You have to get the flash to know it will be expecting command from the camera's popup flash. Now you might not be able to control the SB-600 from the camera, but you should be able to fire it with the popup.
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    I had a D60 at one time. if memory serves, it does not have the command mode that allows the on camera flash to trigger another.

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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    I dont think the D60 has a commander mode.
    Nikon models that have commander mode are from the D80 up.
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    You're right Ranie, but, if a person was to buy a SB-900, then this flash on top of the camera could become the controller.

    Hope I'm not wrong again on this one. :-)
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    Thank you all for the great input. I can now see that I'll either need to spend a lot of $$$$ which my wife will not allow me to have, or to get an off camera flash cable and hard wire the remote flash to the camera's hot shoe. Getting some light behind my subject is the object, and it's not going to be an ongoing project so I think I'll go the cheaper route and keep my wife happy.
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Carey View Post
    You're right Ranie, but, if a person was to buy a SB-900, then this flash on top of the camera could become the controller.

    Hope I'm not wrong again on this one. :-)
    Marcel - if you mean that he mounts the SB900 on the D60 and make it a controller - yes. But the D60 pop-up flash cannot control any speedlight because the body itself doesnt have a commander function. The only time the pop-up flash of the D60 can trigger an off cam flash, is "if" the flash has an optical slave built-in like the SB700, 800 and 900, but it cannot control the output of that flash. You have to adjust it manually, unlike in commander mode (CLS), that you can adjust the output of the remote flash on the body itself. I hope Im not confusing you.
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    No, I'm all clear on this now. I only found the explanation a little confusing in the review link I posted.
    There has to be difference between these models after all.
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    Re: off camera strobe and the D60

    which part are you confused?
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