I would like to start off by apologizing to my non Nikon readers. This video tutorial is all about the Nikon CLS so…. you can bench this one. Or have a look at it and just maybe it’ll convince you that Nikon has the most sophisticated lighting system out there and you’ll rush out to sell all your non Nikon gear on Ebay! 😉
In this video, I’ll be going through the complete steps for you to set up your camera’s built-in flash to act as a master (commander) as well as your SB-800 (or SB-600) to act as a slave. I’m doing the steps on my D300 body but the menus are similar from one Nikon model to another.
This Nikon CLS tutorial falls in wonderfully with my “Exploring Small Strobes” series that I’m currently writing for DIYPhotography.net. So go check them out if you haven’t already done so. 🙂 Part 1 & Part 2 and part 3 will be out this week.
Note: I mention in the video that you can use the D60′s built-in flash. This is a mistake. Unfortunately, the D60 doesn’t have the “commander” mode option like the D80 or D200.