No Synch Cord Required

David is on assignment, but he left the door unlocked...

If you happen to have a Nikon D70, D70/s, or D200 body and an SB-600 or SB-800 speedlight, you are already well on your way to a Starving Student Off-Camera Lighting Kit. The flashes will talk wirelessly with those bodies, meaning you do not have to buy a synch cord.

All you need to do is to learn how to use the Nikon Creative Lighting System to let your camera's built-in flash trigger the speedlight.

At, there's a tutorial to help you get your camera and flash talking to each other. He even shows you the exact sequence of buttons to push.

It's designed for TTL usage, but you're better than that. Trust in The Force and choose manual.

By Mike H.


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