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    What flash trigger for Nikon D5000 and SB 600

    I have a Nikon D5000 and an SB600 flash.
    I thought the D5000 had CLS (but i was wrong)
    What flash trigger do you recommend for the D5000 to fire the Sb 600 remotely

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    If you want full auto then at least the SU800 , or even an SB800 that can double as a spare flash . Otherwise the Yongnuo RF602's are a cheap manual option .

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    thanks DesmondD,, what you are saying is that with the Yonguno RF602 i have to set the sb600 flash settings manually, ie does the D5000 automatically regulate the amount of light coming from the SB600.

    Sorry if I sound a bit dumb but i am still new to this

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    Yes with the RF602's you will have to use your flash in manual mode. Dont let that scare you though, its actually easier and will allow you to get consistent accurate results rather than trying to rely on your cameras 'mind of its own' calculations.

    heres a review on the RF602 triggers: http://www.brodiebutler.com/blog/201...ue-but-beware/
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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    thanks DesmondD,, what you are saying is that with the Yonguno RF602 i have to set the sb600 flash settings manually, ie does the D5000 automatically regulate the amount of light coming from the SB600.
    Sorry if I sound a bit dumb but i am still new to this
    Yep , you would have to go manual.

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    Yes with the RF602's you will have to use your flash in manual mode. Dont let that scare you though, its actually easier and will allow you to get consistent accurate results rather than trying to rely on your cameras 'mind of its own' calculations.
    As Brodie says , one way to learn flash is to go manual . I also did a blog on the RF602's .

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    Just to add a 3rd voice to the subject, a cheaper trigger (rf 602) and a bit of study of flash theory will reward you with more consistent results than spending large dollar amounts on something that will ultimately cause you moments of grief and regret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    J...... than spending large dollar amounts on something that will ultimately cause you moments of grief and regret.
    He didn't say he was going to change to Canon !

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    I'm staying with the best (nikon) I didnt know there were any other good brands of cameras out there LOL

    The blog was very interesting.
    From what i read in the blog, if i am using the 602 trigger with my SB600, when the SB 600 goes into standby mode, i have to physically go the the unit and "wake it up" just before i take a picture.. If this is the case it may not be very productive with macro

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    With apologies to racoon for other members taking the post off topic by mentioning unspeakable products ( Canon ), I reckon you should still listen to Uncle Desmond when his posts are directed towards flash work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    I'm staying with the best (nikon) I didnt know there were any other good brands of cameras out there LOL
    Way to go

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    The blog was very interesting.
    From what i read in the blog, if i am using the 602 trigger with my SB600, when the SB 600 goes into standby mode, i have to physically go the the unit and "wake it up" just before i take a picture.. If this is the case it may not be very productive with macro
    It isn't a hassle if you simply turn stand by mode off on the 600, over an average shoot you won't notice any difference in battery usage.

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    Ok, i am going to order a 602 online after i finish this post..
    Thanks to everyone for their input

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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    Ok, i am going to order a 602 online after i finish this post..
    Thanks to everyone for their input
    They have an amazing range - just test it properly when you get it , there has been the occasional dry-solder joint in a few of them reported .

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    Uncle Desmond, do you have any tips for a good site about flash photography

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    In fact not only does he have tips for a good site for learning about flash, he has one.

    Although the conventional advice someone starting out wanting to learn about flash systematically would be to go to Strobist.

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    that's great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccaroneski View Post
    In fact not only does he have tips for a good site for learning about flash, he has one.

    Although the conventional advice someone starting out wanting to learn about flash systematically would be to go to Strobist.

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    Uncle Desmond, do you have any tips for a good site about flash photography
    Yep , as mentioned strobist is the most popular online site for off-camera flash . PlanetNeil[also ex-South African ] is another good one for Nikon and Canon .
    If you want some real inspiration I would suggest getting "The Hotshoe Diaries" by Joe McNally , but be wary , his description of TTL-BL is wrong which I've addressed on my blog .

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    Although I forgot to add that the place to start on strobist is lighting 101 and lighting 102 (available from the drop-down menu on the right) - do all of the exercises there and you'll be ready to move on to the more advanced stuff with a really good grounding.

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    This is another good site for info on using flash.
    http://neilvn.com/tangents/
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