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Seite 1 - Instruction Manual

EnSB-600Autofocus SpeedlightInstruction ManualSB-600(En)

Seite 2 - Contents

10Speedlight parts and their functions1 Built-in wide-flash adapter (p. 74)Increases the angle of coverage to match a14 mm lens.2 Flash head (p. 72)Ca

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1113 Flash head tilting-angle scale (p. 72)14 Flash head rotating-angle scale(p. 72)15 LCD panel (p. 14)16 Ready-lightLights up when the SB-600 is ful

Seite 4 - Foreword

12Control buttonsTwo-button control functionPress two buttons simultaneously to perform the following operations. Follow the procedures shown on the f

Seite 5 - Creative Lighting System

13PreparationPress the aand bbuttons simultaneously forapprox. 2 seconds to reset all settings, including thecustom settings, to their default setting

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For reference, all indications are displayed in the illustration.123457891011612131415161714LCD panel1 Flash mode (p. 26)2 Wireless remote flash (p. 6

Seite 7 - Tips on using the Speedlight

15●●●Characteristics of the LCD panel• Due to the directional characteristics of LCDs, the display is difficult to read when viewedfrom above. However

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16LensesIn this manual, Nikkor lenses are divided into two types: CPU Nikkor lensesand non-CPU Nikkor lenses.CPU Nikkor lensesG-type Nikkor, D-type Ni

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Basic operationIn this section, basic procedures areillustrated so that you can easily perform flashphotography in the TTL auto flash mode.You can eas

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181Slide the battery chamber lid in thedirection of the arrow to open.2Install the batteries following the i andj marks as shown. Close the batterycha

Seite 11 - Preparation

19●●●Minimum number of flashes and recycling timesThe following data are based on a situation in which four fresh batteries of thesame type are used a

Seite 12 - Control buttons

2ContentsPreparation· Foreword ...4-6·Tips on using the Speedlight ...

Seite 13 - 2 seconds

202 Test firing (Confirming the exposure)1Press the bbutton for approx. 0.3second to turn on the SB-600. Make surethe ready-light comes on.2Press the

Seite 14 - LCD panel

21tStandby function to conserve battery powerIf the SB-600 and camera are not being used, the standby function willautomatically activate after 40 sec

Seite 15 - Using the SB-600 in dim light

223 Attach the SB-600 to the camera and adjust1Make sure the SB-600 and camera bodyare turned off.2Rotate the mounting-foot lock lever to theleft, sli

Seite 16 - CPU lenses

23the flash head.vTurn the mounting-foot lock lever securely until it stops.To lock the Speedlight in place, turn the lock lever approx. 90° clockwis

Seite 17 - Basic operation

241Set the camera’s exposure mode toProgrammed Auto (P).• If Programmed Auto (P) cannot be set, selectanother exposure mode. See the opposite page.2Se

Seite 18 - 1 Installing the batteries

25metering systemuExposure modes other than Programmed Auto exposure (P)In Shutter-Priority Auto exposure (S) modeBy selecting a slower shutter speed,

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261Press the abutton to setthe flash mode.• Display Doon theLCD panel.●●●Selecting the flash modeThe available flash mode changes each time the abutto

Seite 20 - CAUTION!

27●●●About the flash shooting distance rangeThe SB-600’s flash shooting distance range is 0.6 m to 20 m (2 to 66 ft.) and varies,depending on the ISO

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281Confirm the camera’s sync mode.• For normal flash photography, use thecamera’s front-curtain sync mode.2Compose the picture, confirm that theready-

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29vIf the ready-light blinks after shooting, the light might beinsufficient for correct exposure.When the flash has fired at its maximum output in the

Seite 23 - Lock Unlock

3PreparationThis section providespreliminary informationon using the SB-600.Basic operationBasic procedures totake simple, properlyexposed flashphotog

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Please note that wireless multiple flash using theCOOLPIX’s built-in flash as a master flash unit and theSB-600 as a remote flash unit cannot be perfo

Seite 25 - In Manual exposure (M) mode

Detailed operationThis section provides a variety of flash modesavailable with the SB-600. Be sure to refer toyour camera's instruction manual fo

Seite 26 - Selecting the flash mode

32The SB-600's available flash modes vary, depending on the cameras andlenses in use or the camera's exposure mode. Using the TTL auto flash

Seite 27 - ISO sensitivity

33TTL auto flash mode●●●TTL auto flash mode:DIn this mode, the flash illumination that is reflected back from the subject isdetected by the camera&apo

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34Manual modeIn Manual flash photography, you select the aperture and flash output level.This allows you to control the exposure and flash shooting di

Seite 29 - •Pressing the

35●●●Determining the aperture and flash output level in the Manual modeIn the Manual mode, use the guide number table and the following equation tocal

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36Manual Gflash operation1Set the camera’s exposure mode to Aperture-Priority Auto (A) or Manual (M).2Press the abutton until Gappears on theLCD panel

Seite 31 - Detailed operation

376Confirm that the ready-light comes on, then shoot.●●●Setting the flash output levelThe flash output level changes every time you press the jor ibut

Seite 32 - Monitor Preflashes

38Do not exceed the maximum number of continuous firingsYou should allow the SB-600 to cool off for at least 10 minutes after themaximum number of con

Seite 33 - TTL auto flash mode

Other functionsDetailed information on each function of theSB-600 is provided.

Seite 34 - Manual mode

4ForewordThank you for purchasing the Nikon Speedlight SB-600. To get the mostout of your Speedlight, please read this instruction manual thoroughlybe

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40Setting the zoom-head positionThe zoom-head position is automatically adjusted by the power zoom function.It can also be manually adjusted.• The gui

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41●●●Setting the zoom-head position manuallyWhen the SB-600 is used with cameras in Groups III to VII in combination witha non-CPU lens, or you want t

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42Exposure compensation and flash output-levelExposure compensation allows you to take well-balanced pictures byintentionally modifying the flash expo

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43compensationOther functionsMaking exposure compensation in the Manual flash modeExposure compensation is performed by intentionally modifying thecor

Seite 39 - Other functions

44Exposure compensation and flash output-level compensation●●●Flash output-level compensationYou can make exposure compensation for the flash-illumina

Seite 40 - The power zoom function

45Checking the illumination before actually taking the picture (Modeling illuminator)When using the Modeling illuminator function, the flash fires rep

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46Slow-sync flash mode, red-eye reduction control,●●●Slow-sync flashThe flash is controlled at a slow shutter speed to obtain the correct exposurefor

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47and rear-curtain sync●●●Rear-curtain syncUnnatural-looking pictures can occur when using flash to shoot fast-movingsubjects at slow shutter speeds,

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48Auto FP High-Speed Sync mode (for compatible cameras)High-Speed flash synchronization at your camera’s highest shutter speed isnow possible. In this

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49Flash Value Lock (FV Lock) (for compatible cameras)Flash Value, or “FV,” is the amount of flash exposure for the subject. Using FVLock with compatib

Seite 45 - (Modeling illuminator)

5The SB-600 features a new Nikon Speedlight system, called Creative LightingSystem (CLS). This system offers additional flash shooting possibilities w

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50Autofocus flash operation in dim lightWhen the light is too dim for normal autofocus operation, the SB-600’s Wide-Area AF-Assist Illuminator enables

Seite 47 - Rear-curtain sync

51vNotes on using the Wide-Area AF-Assist Illuminator• If the focus indicator does not appear in the camera’s viewfinder even through the Wide-Area AF

Seite 48 - (for compatible cameras)

52Custom SettingsThe SB-600 can easily set, activate or cancel various operations using theCustom Settings shown on the opposite page. The displays on

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53●●●Details on Custom Settings (Bold: default setting)Wireless remote flash mode (p. 60)Activating or canceling the wireless remote flash function in

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54Custom SettingsPower zoom function (p. 40)Setting to activate or cancel the power zoom function, which adjusts the zoom-headposition automatically.•

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Advanced operationsInformation on advanced flash shootingtechniques using the SB-600 is described inthis section.

Seite 52 - Custom Settings

56Overview of multiple flash operationMultiple flash photography allows you to create more natural-looking pictures byusing several flash units to emp

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57vNotes on performing multiple flash (common to both wirelessand wired operation)•To avoid accidental firing, turn off the camera and all flash units

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58Wireless multiple flash shootingRead the following when setting up the SB-600 as a remote flash unit in theAdvanced Wireless Lighting mode.●●●Flash

Seite 55 - Advanced operations

59●●●Using the Speedlight StandUse the provided Speedlight Stand AS-19 for stable placement of the remoteflash units.•You can also use the stand for s

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6Foreword●●●Notes• Default: Functions and flash modes preset when shipped from the factoryare referred to as “Default” settings in this manual.• CLS:

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60Flash shooting in Advanced Wireless LightingAdvanced Wireless Lighting is possible when Nikon Speedlights featuringCLS are used with Nikon cameras c

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61●●●Settings on the remote flash unitsIn the Advanced Wireless Lighting mode, set the following items on the remoteflash units.Communication channel

Seite 59 - Using the Speedlight Stand

62Flash shooting in Advanced Wireless Lighting●●●Examples of flash shooting in Advanced Wireless LightingWireless multiple flash (three flash units) O

Seite 60 - • The indicator

631Set the camera’s exposure mode to Aperture-Priority Auto (A).2Set up the on-camera Speedlight with CLS.• Refer to your Speedlight instruction manua

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64Flash shooting in Advanced Wireless Lighting7Confirm that all the ready-lights of the master andremote flash units are on, then press the hbutton on

Seite 62 - Shooting data

65Advanced operationsConfirming wireless multiple flash operation using the ready-light or the beeping soundYou can confirm wireless multiple flash op

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66Multiple flash shooting using cordsThe SB-600 can be used with Speedlights compatible with the TTL auto flashmode to perform multiple flash shooting

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67Advanced operations●●●The maximum number of flash units to be connectedusing cords• Up to five units including the master flash unit can be used for

Seite 65 - Remote flash unit

68System chart for TTL multiple flash shooting using cords• Speedlights SB-11, SB-14, SB-140, and SB-21B cannot be used with the F-401/N4004or F-401s/

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69Advanced operationsSB-21BSB-16BSB-15SB-22SB-20SC-18/26 (1.5m)SC-19/27 (3m)SC-18/26SC-19/27SC-18/26SC-19/27SB-25 SB-26 SB-28/28DXSB-27SB-24SB-25 SB-2

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7Tips on using the SpeedlightTake trial shotsTake trial shots before photographing important occasions like weddingsor graduations.Have Nikon spot-che

Seite 68 - Master flash unit

With the SB-600 mounted on your camera’s hot shoe, you can tilt or rotate theflash head to bounce the light off the ceiling or walls. This is a good t

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71Advanced operations1Set the camera’s exposure mode to Aperture-Priority Auto (A) or Manual (M).2Set the camera’s metering system to MatrixMetering Y

Seite 70 - Bounce flash operation

Bounce flash operation●●●Setting the flash headAs shown in the illustrations, tilt or rotate the SB-600’s flash head by holdingdown the flash head til

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73Advanced operationsClose-up flash operationWhen the built-in wide-flash adapter is used, close-up flash shooting can beperformed. The built-in wide-

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1Set the camera’s exposure mode to Aperture-Priority Auto (A) or Manual (M).2Set the camera’s metering system to MatrixMetering Yor Center-Weighted Me

Seite 73 - Close-up flash operation

75Advanced operations●●●Setting the apertureCalculate the aperture by using this equation and table. To ensure the correctexposure, use an aperture sm

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Use the guide number table and equation to calculate the farthestflash shooting distance, according to each zoom-head position.D (farthest flash shoot

Seite 75 - Setting the aperture

Reference informationThis section contains information on optionalaccessories, troubleshooting, Speedlight care and specifications.

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78TTL auto flash modes available with the SB-600The available types of TTL auto flash vary, depending on the camera/lens/exposure mode/metering system

Seite 77 - Reference information

79Camera Camera TTL mode Current TTL Exposure Metering Lensgroup mode display mode systemF80-Series/Do DE*2P/S/A/M YW CPU lens (D/G-type)N80-SeriesDo

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8Camera groups and available flash modesIn this manual, Nikon SLR cameras are divided into nine groups: camerascompatible with CLS*, digital SLRs not

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80TTL auto flash modes available with the SB-600Camera Camera TTL mode Current TTL Exposure Metering Lensgroup mode display mode systemF-601/ DD P/S/A

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81●●●Accessories for multiple flashTTL Remote Cord SC-29/28/17 (approx. 1.5m or 4.9 ft)TTL Remote Cord SC-24 (approx. 1.5m or 4.9 ft)TTL Remote Cords

Seite 81 - Optional accessories

82Optional accessories●●●Other accessoriesSpeedlight Stand AS-19Same as that provided with this SB-600.Colored Gel Filter Set SJ-1The color of light c

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83WARNINGNever use thinner, benzene, or other active agents for cleaning theSpeedlight, as this may damage the Speedlight or cause it to catchon fire.

Seite 83 - Tips on Speedlight care

84Notes on handling batteries●●●Usable batteriesUse four AA-type batteries (1.5V or lower) of any of the following types.• High-power manganese batter

Seite 84 - Notes on handling batteries

85If a warning indication appears on the SB-600’s LCD panel or inside thecamera’s viewfinder, use the following chart to determine the cause of thepro

Seite 85 - Troubleshooting

86Troubleshooting●●●If the built-in wide-flash adapter is broken off accidentallyIf the wide-flash adapter is subjected to a strong impact while set o

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87Flash exposure controlIndicator Available flash mode Usable cameraD i-TTL mode Cameras compatible with CLSD D-TTL mode Digital SLRs not compatible w

Seite 87 - Specifications

88SpecificationsBouncecapabilityON/OFFbuttonPower source/min. recyclingtime/no. offlashes (atM1/1 output)Ready-light Flash duration(approx.)Mounting f

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89The following Custom Settings are possible: Wirelessremote flash, Auxiliary ready-light, Sound monitor in thewireless remote flash mode, Standby fun

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9The SB-600’s available flash modes vary, depending on the cameras and lenses in use orthe camera’s exposure mode and metering system. For more detail

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90IndexSymboli/j button...12i-TTL mode ...32AAF-ILL...

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91Modeling illuminator ...45Monitor Preflashes...32Mounting foot lock lever...

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