Nikon SB-600

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This is the little brother of Nikon's CLS family. It still supports most of the CLS features, but is missing out on being an AWL commander. It works fine as an AWL remote, with 4 channels and 3 groups.

The SB-600 seems sensitive to battery voltage. First thing to try if a SB-600 is acting up. is to replace the batteries with a fresh set.

Comes with Speedlight stand AS-19 and soft case SS-600.


For dedicated flash system: Nikon.
Head: 14, 24-85mm coverage, power zoom (w. manual override).
Swivel & tilt: -180° to +90° swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: FP, Varipower, OTF.
Manual settings: 1/1, 1/2 to 1/64 in 1/3 EV steps (17 steps).
Wireless mode: Remote (dedicated).
Features: LCD, Metal foot, Lever lock.
Trigger voltage: 2.7 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/900 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 68 x 124 x 90 mm, 300 g.

Zoom head setting:f=35mmf=50mmf=max
Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):303640
GNs taken from p. 35 in the manual.

Price: USD 215 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2004-2010, replaced by: Nikon SB-700.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.

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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Web: Global, EU, US, man

Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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