Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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- Easy-to-view LCD with 6 simple-to-understand backlit buttons
- FV lock holds flash value, enabling recomposition prior to shooting
- Accurate i-TTL flash control achieved through flash exposure monitoring control
- Ready light located beside the LCD on the back panel - highly visible even when used as a remote
- Auto zoom of 24 to 85mm, extendable to 14mm with built-in wide-flash adapter
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|Included Components||Speedlight Stand AS-19 - Soft Case SS-600 - 1|
|Item Dimensions||4.9 x 3.5 x 2.7 inches|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Platform||Not Machine Specific|
|Shipping Weight||1.23 pounds|
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Nikon introduces the Speedlight SB-600, a compact flash packed with impressive functionality inherited from the renowned SB-800. It serves as a solid base for the Nikon Creative Lighting System when used in combination with Nikon D70 or D2H digital SLRs.When used in combination with Nikon's latest digital SLRs, the D70 or D2H, the SB-600 supports Advanced Wireless Lighting as a remote Speedlight that can be positioned as one of multiple remote flashes to significantly extend creative possibilities. To assist in such situations, the Speedlight SB-600 also has two Ready Lights located on both the left and right of the front that can be easily seen from a distance. The SB-600 can also emit an audible alert for further assistance.
From the Manufacturer
Nikon introduces the Speedlight SB-600, a compact flash packed with impressive functionality inherited from the renowned SB-800. It serves as a solid base for the Nikon Creative Lighting System when used in combination with Nikon D70 or D2H digital SLRs.
When used in combination with Nikon's latest digital SLRs, the D70 or D2H, the SB-600 supports Advanced Wireless Lighting as a remote Speedlight that can be positioned as one of multiple remote flashes to significantly extend creative possibilities. To assist in such situations, the Speedlight SB-600 also has two Ready Lights located on both the left and right of the front that can be easily seen from a distance. The SB-600 can also emit an audible alert for further assistance.
Auto FP High-Speed Sync enables the use of Fill-Flash even in bright daylight with wide aperture settings for the achievement of outstanding results and new creative possibilities, including the effective blurring for of out-of-focus background elements. An optional color filter set SJ-1 is also available, allowing imaginative shooting to be pushed even further.
White balance is optimized through the use of flash color information obtained by the Speedlight. The SB-600 also features FV lock, which gives the user the convenience of being able to maintain the measured flash value while recomposing the shot to achieve the appropriate flash output for the subject.
It also offers uncomplicated operation made simpler by an easy-to-view LCD with only six buttons, each of which is backlit and simple to understand.
The Nikon Speedlight SB-600 also delivers plenty of style, both in its compact dimensions and a triangular motif consistent with the Nikon D-SLR theme.
The Nikon Speedlight SB-600 comes complete with a Speedlight stand and a soft case, while two flash cables (the SC-29 and SC-28) and the Color Filter Set (SJ-1) are available as options.
Major Features of the Nikon SB-600
- Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System.
- Supports i-TTL (for automatic balanced Fill-Flash), D-TTL, TTL, Manual.
- Easy-to-view LCD with 6 simple-to-understand backlit buttons.
- Guide Number of 30/98 [ISO100,m/ft], 42/138 [ISO200,m/ft] (at 35mm zoom).
- Auto zoom of 24 to 85mm, extendable to 14mm with built-in wide-flash adapter.
- Same Wide area AF Assist Illuminator as the popular SB-800.
- Advanced Wireless Lighting available with D2H or D70 when used as a remote.
- Auto FP High-Speed Sync (with D2H only); use with fast shutter speeds achieves effective lurring of out-of-focus background elements.
- Flash Color Information - optimized white balance makes use of data from the Speedlight.
- FV lock holds flash value, enabling recomposition prior to shooting.
- Accurate i-TTL flash control achieved through flash exposure monitoring control.
- Design consistent with those of next-generation D-SLRs, with a triangular design element on the top that complements the D-SLR motif.
- Supports optional Color Filter Set (SJ-1).
- Ready light located beside the LCD on the back panel - highly visible even when used as a remote.
Top customer reviews
The SB-400 has a limited ISO 100 guide number of 21/68 (feet/meters) at the 18mm zoom head position. The SB-600 has a limited guide number of 30/98 at ISO 100 when set to the 35mm zoom position. In other words, unless you want a flash unit that is only slightly more powerful than the built in flash of your camera, or just want to extend the life of your camera's battery, the SB-600 is a more powerful and versatile flash unit. It will swivel sideways and straight up for more bounce options, and has a built in diffuser panel. Other advantages over the SB-400 include a built-in AF Assist lamp and power zoom. I found the AF Assist works very well in dim light.
The LCD has an easy interface for changing modes or manual adjustments, and is illuminated making it easy to see in dim light. As with Nikon's other current speed flashes, it supports Auto ISO sensitivity, and red eye reduction.
While my camera does not have built-in wireless commander, with the SB-600 I do have the option of purchasing the SU-800 ($250) to utilize the 600's wireless capabilities. As for comparison to the SB-900, I'm just a novice user, so the differences between the SB-600 versus the higher-end SB-900 (and 800) is not really significant for me considering the jump in price. The major differences that I see are wireless commander mode, lens coverage, optional power supply, and non TTL auto mode (which I don't need). The recycle times on the SB-600 are comparable to both SB-800 and 900 units. Moreover, the SB-900 has an overheat protection feature that can abruptly shut the unit down at critical times, so the SB-600 (and 800) is a great back-up even for pro users.
The photos I've taken with my D5000 have come out excellent. I've used the bounce flash, even with high ceilings, and had excellent results; and compared to the built in flash in my camera, the difference is huge. Except for professional photographers and prosumers with specific needs, for its price I think the SB-600 is the best choice for most Nikon SLR owners.
I'm still learning how to use it, and playing around with it.. But if you can pick this up for under $120, it's a steal!
It's now July 2012 and I have used this thing EXTENSIVELY. While I stand by mymost of my comments, I take this speedlight with me wherever I go. I spent a lot of time learning how to use it properly. One of my biggest fears is artificial light but after years if practice I'm finally getting used to it. I can use it for fill light, off the camera or behind my subject for creative lighting. The versatility is amazing and with lots of practice the results can be very rewarding.