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Nikon SB-600 Speedlight External Flash Unit for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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is this compatible with Nikon D80?

is this compatible with Nikon D80?
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yes
3 years, 6 months ago
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Absolutely this will work.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Is there any other products I need to buy along with this if I am using it on the Nikon D3000?

Is there any other products needed for this to work with the Nikon D3000?
3 years, 7 months ago
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No, this flash is fully compatible with the 3000, 3100, 5000, and the brand new 7000 series.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Nope...all you need is the flash. I bought the external flash to add to my Nikon D3000. You would not believe the difference in the quality of your pictures! Absolutely amazing!!!
3 years, 7 months ago
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Is this compatible with the new D7000?

3 years, 7 months ago
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yes
3 years, 6 months ago
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Yes it is compatible with the SB-600
3 years, 7 months ago
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whats the diffrence between sb-600 and sb-900

3 years, 7 months ago
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The SB-600 is hardly an entry level flash. It might not be appropriate for a professional, but even they will use this or even the smaller SB-400 when they don't want to lug around a huge flash.

The only reason you wouldn't buy a SB-600 is if you needed to control multiple flashes at once. If not, don't waste hundreds of dollars.

The SB-600 can even work wirelessly with no additional equipment if your camera supports this function.
3 years, 6 months ago
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The Key differences between the SB 600 and SB 900
SB 600 is lacking a PC sync port,
Smaller Flash head
longer Recycle times
Shorter Flash range
and while the SB 600 supports CLS it cannot in any way act as a commander unit,

SB 900 can control multiple SB 600's off camera
has much faster recharge rate
is much larger
has PC sync port on body
and is a Pro model flash.

theres many more differences and features on the SB900 but those are the ones that stick out most.

how ever dont let that scare you away from the SB 600, its still a great entry level flash, thats much more powerful than the Built in pop up flash on your camera, and can, if used properly, make your photos come out with much better quality.
3 years, 7 months ago
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is this compatible with the d3100?

3 years, 7 months ago
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Yes. Fully compatible with the D3000, 3100, 5000, and 7000.
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Yes you can use this with that camera.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Is this product made in USA ?

3 years, 7 months ago
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NASEEM
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The warranty is NIKON USA but the product is made in China.
3 years, 5 months ago
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aved0n
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of course not. don't be ridiculous. :)

but it is the "USA version," meaning it has the longer USA warranty. same quality product as Asian versions - people often incorrectly state that the Asian versions are plastic whereas the USA versions are metal or glass, but that's not accurate. it just means that this product was intended to sell in the USA at an authorized retailer, priced accordingly, and with the USA warranty (if purchased at an authorized seller).
3 years, 6 months ago
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Is this compatible with D70S

3 years, 7 months ago
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Yes, according to www.nikonusa.com website.
3 years, 5 months ago
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yes
3 years, 6 months ago
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Will the SB600 speed light fire with a ML-L3 remote?

3 years, 6 months ago
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Yes. It works with my SB-600 and my D90. Really an issue of which cameras the ML-L3 will work with since the camera fires the SB-600.
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The remote is designed to trigger the camera, not the flash. So if the flash works with your camera, then the SB-600 will fire from your hot shoe on the camera, or as a remote slave (off of the camera) if your camera already has a built-in flash.
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What is slave mode?

I was looking through the reveiws and some people were talking about it not having slave mode. I am new to photography and want to buy a flash. So I was just wondering what slave mode is and what it does?
3 years, 6 months ago
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Karbaby
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The SB-600 does not function as a Commander. It works as a remote but only if your camera has a Commander function or you have another flash you are using on your camera as a Commander or if you are using the SU-800 wireless speedlight commander. The SB-600 cannot control other flashes as a remote nor can it control other flashes mounted on a camera hot shoe. See www.nikonusa.com website. The D90 has a commander function whereas the D5000, D3100, and D3000 do not. A good reason to buy the D90 over the other three.
3 years, 5 months ago
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This is the mini answer. A slave flash is controlled remotely, off the camera, by a master flash. The master can be a more advanced external flash or a built-in flash on some cameras. A small light is emitted from the master which then triggers the slave for your photo. A flash off-camera provides better lighting on your subject. You may want to consider the new SB-700, or the more advanced SB-900 which is probably overkill for most enthusiast situations. Nikon just discontinued the SB-600, so you may be able to get them cheaper soon, or spend a few extra dollars for the more advanced and slave capable SB-700.
3 years, 6 months ago
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is this compatible with the d40?

is it fully functional with the d40? will the camera funtions work with the flash?
3 years, 6 months ago
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Yes. See www.nikonusa.com website under Flashes and see list of cameras that work with the SB-600.
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Yes
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