Nikon Speedlight Review SB-600 Electronic Flash

When you purcase a camera you should think of the complete camera system you are buying into. Nikon have a very impressive flash system which forms part of their camera system.

The SB-600 flash is a great addition to the Nikon camera system in conjunction with any of their current cameras.

The Speedlight SB-600 electronic flash supports Nikon’s advanced wireless lighting creative system as a remote light or as the main light and allows for the use of multiple flashes to further extend the creative possibilities.

The SB-600 flash supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System with i-TTL, to provide automatic balanced fill flash, D-TTL, TTL functionality or manual control.

Creative Lighting System

The Nikon Creative lighting system enables a variety of flash operations using multiple flashes with automatic TTL operation. The remote flashes are controlled remotely using wireless communication.

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  • Automatic flash exposure control as follows
    • i-TTL,
    • D-TTL,
    • TTL,
    • Balanced Fill-Flash,
    • Manual
  • Guide number at 35mm zoom head position,
    • 30/98 m/ft at ISO 100,
    • 42/138 m/ft at ISO 200
  • Auto FP High Speed sync,
  • Wide area AF Assist Illumination,
  • Accurate i-TTL flash control is achieved through flash exposure monitoring control,
  • Flash angle coverage is Automatic 24-85mm, extendable to 14mm with the built in wide angle flash adapter
  • Flash shooting distance range (in TTL auto flash mode) 0.6m to 20m (2 to 65.6 ft.), variable depending on the ISO sensitivity, zoom-head position and lens aperture in use
  • Recycling time, 3.5 sec. with alkaline batteries
  • Number of flashes, 200 with alkaline batteries
  • Power source, four, 1.5V AA size batteries.
  • Dimensions, 68 x 123.5 x 90mm (2.7 x 4.9 x 3.5 in.),
  • Weight, without batteries, 300g (10.6 oz.)

This flash unit has been superseded by the Nikon Speedlight Review SB-700 Electronic Flash.