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Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.
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4.6 stars
(based on 159 reviews)
99% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Beginner(6), Casual user(3), Enthusiast(62), Parent(7), Photo enthusiast(11)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less(6), One-to-three months(11)
Pros:
Attach securely(17), Consistent output(111), Durable(62), Easily interchangeable(9), Easy to clean(4)
Cons:
Heavy(9), Heavy / bulky(6), Slow recycling(8)
Best Uses:
Back-up(5), Birthdays(15), Fill flash(83), General purpose(87), Lighting(19)
Was this a gift?:
No(4)
 
Absolute cmplement to my Nikon DSLR
By CMVerified Purchaser from South Colby, WA on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Durable, Ease, Easy To Use, Maximize
Best Uses:
Document, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I had the relatively uncreative task of photographing a house and its content inside and out. The job was easy having this flash working automatically with my new Nikon. The potential for more creative and advanced flash work is clear. I will be enjoying this area more now that I took the step to use this type of unit.

 
Great Product. Great price.
By RevVerified Purchaser from Connecticut on 9/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Great product. I have enjoyed learning the art of taking a great photograph and one of the lessons was use the right amount of flash. I knew that my pictures were lacking the right amount of flash so I turned to Adorama. Even with the great flash on the Nikon D90 I needed more. This flash has been recommended by many people and I can now see first hand why it has been so popular. The price point is great too.

 
Flashy Speedlight
By GregVerified Purchaser from St. Louis, Mm Area on 9/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I had very positive results from this flash the very first itme I used it. It makes a world of difference over the cameras built in flash. Easy to use and has many features available for the more advanced user.

 
I would buy this flash again
By ileneVerified Purchaser from hamilton al on 9/6/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Weak Output
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this flash to take sports photos.So far so good.

 
Great Flash
By enchanted photoVerified Purchaser from Taos, New Mexico on 9/5/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have used the SB-600 so far for outdoor fill flash and I have added it to my indoor studio portrait lighting system where I attach it to a light stand with a Photoflex mount and a 32" umbrella. The performance is excellent and it will recycle for me faster than advertised. With a few test shots and easy minor adjustments (powering up and down) it will provide flawless light. My batteries (NIMH) will run about 250 frames, so if you do long portrait sessions like me, have plenty of extra batteries on hand.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Speedlight
By mike pVerified Purchaser from El Dorado Hills Ca. on 8/22/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

You have all the control to do what ever you want to do

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best buy flash for Nikon
By gw_PeterVerified Purchaser from Denmark on 8/10/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Off camera flash, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Now I have 3 of these. They are excellent! Very good to use off camera together with the build-in commander on the Nikon D70 -> D700 (+ all in between). I've got a D80.

It's very powerful, yet still a small unit. It cannot act as commander, but if you got a Nikon D70->D700 you can use the build-in flash as commander and save 50% on the larger and bulkier SB-900.

Highly recommendable!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very Good
By AndyVerified Purchaser from Norway on 8/9/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Run and buy

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's a great flash but...
By Old SchoolVerified Purchaser from NY on 8/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Cons:
Bulky, Not Interchangeable
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

For the price it's a good flash. Very helpful for indoor/outdoor shots to soften and lightly highlight shadows. The only con about the flash which was very disappointing to me is that I can't use it wirelessly with my Nikon D5000. For that to happen I need to spend more money which I wasn't looking to do right now.[...]

 
The last TTL Auto Flash for film camera
By Del-UksVerified Purchaser from Switzerland on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Support "Traditional" TTL, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, strobist
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I bought it because I wanted to use it with my "old" F100 film camera.

The SB-600 will probably be the very last Nikon Flash to support the traditional TTL mode of film cameras. The bigger and heavier SB-900 doesn't.

If you shoot on film... you have no other choice !

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
excellent
By dawkibVerified Purchaser from Charlotte, NC on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Very pleased with this flash.

 
Better than Expexted
By snapshot2Verified Purchaser from St. Joseph, MI on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Cons:
Bulky
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I needed a flash for all the right reasons and the Nikon SB 600 worked best for a very very reasonable price.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Low-modest cost, professional results
By iralarryVerified Purchaser from Staten Island on 6/6/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Balanced lighting, Bounce flash, CLS compatible, Fill Flash, General Use, ITTL, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

For just over $200.00, Nikon's SB-600 serves as a great addition for an on or off camera lighting source. Right out of the box, the automatic mode syncs well and adjusts output based on your settings without more than turning it on. For when you are ready to get more creative, the addition of the SB900 or now discontinued SB-800 will allow remote flash use as part of Nikon's brilliant Creative Lighting System-CLS. Once I get a solid handle on this flash unit, I will indulge in gels and reflectors to gain a more professional look for my routine photographic purposes.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
SB-600 is Great
By JimmyVerified Purchaser from Baton Rouge, LA on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The SB-600 is a great flash. I used the Vivitar 283 for many years and the SB-600 is in the same league. I use it with a Nikon D300 and it works fine. I highly recommend this flash to anyone who uses the flash occasionally for indoor shots and portraits. It is very well made. I am very satisfied with the flash.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
It' s ok...
By maylenmarielaVerified Purchaser from queens, ny. on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

it does'nt give me a instant response, takes about
30 seconds or more to be ready and i i lost several shots, I take I have to get to know it better.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
The most useful thing in the bag.
By JimmyVerified Reviewer from Tampa Bay, Florida on 5/14/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Weak Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

To me, photography is about capturing and manipulating light. You can't do a whole hell of a lot with your fancy pro zoom if you don't have any light. I recently upgraded to a D90 from a D5000, and the SB-600 may well have been the most important purchase I've made. I would have missed so many shots (or had really harsh shadows) with the pop-up flash, but this let me bounce and fire away with stellar results. The single thing I'm not fond of is the power of it; it just doesn't seem to put out enough to illuminate dark outdoor shots from 25+ feet away. Of course, there are many variables that go into such a shot, and I *was* shooting with a slow zoom and low ISOs...but still. Didn't seem powerful enough with whatever power the camera set up in an auto mode.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just as advertised
By 1235daveVerified Purchaser from jersey shore on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I just purchased the SB600 and haven't used it much yet. What I found so far is that it looks like it will perform as advertised.
Most of my photography is indoor sport, dark arenas. I need the further reach of the SB600 to provide decent lighting to capture high speed action.
The rechargable batteries and charger work great. The diffuser (optional) pops off easily.
I recomend this product highly.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great second/ third speedlight!
By Photo PoppieVerified Purchaser from Westfield, NY on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is the second SB600 that i have bought from Adorama and i am very pleased with the overall performanace of these speedlights. I use them in additiion to my SB800 for portraits and events. I love the ability to use them wirelessly. The SB600's have worked flawlessly for me over the last couple of years of steady use.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A nice flash for a nice price
By J.D.Verified Purchaser from Denton, TX on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The SB-600 is a good flash for most occasions. I tend to use it with a Lightsphere diffuser for most shots and I get consistently great results out of it. The only thing to watch out for is battery life: as the batteries start to die, the output from the flash becomes erratic. Not really an issue, but it can be a little worrisome the first time it happens. Just pop in a fresh set and keep right on shooting.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Everything You Need
By imben2Verified Purchaser from Guilford, CT on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Everything you need and nothing you don't. Works with every Nikon camera produced in the last 40 years. I've had the SB800 and I prefer the 600. It is smaller and lighter. And, it is less expensive. Period.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
The best choice for those on a budget!
By timshadyVerified Reviewer from Easton, PA on 1/26/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Cons:
No PC Port
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I assumed this flash would have a PC input, so I was disappointed to find out it didn't. You also need a commander or IR transmitter to remotely fire this flash (pop-up flash on low power doesn't cut it). I also wish the manual settings were a little more convenient to change. The recycle times are pretty good. All in all, this is a great choice for those than can't shell out the money for the top of the line products.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect All-Around Flash
By TropXVerified Reviewer from Kalamazoo, MI on 12/5/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have used the same flash unit for almost 5 years on a D70 and now a D300s. It has always performed flawlessly. Recharge is reasonably quick, output is plentiful, and rarely if ever do I get incorrect exposures.

There is really no better choice for general-purpose flash photography, from beginner to advanced. For those less experienced, you will be amazed at the improvement in the light quality of your pictures over the built-in unit. You'd only need more power and features for studio work or very specialized applications.

The fact that this flash works with Nikon's superb Creative Lighting System only increases its usefulness. It would be nice if it had a built-in bounce card, but a piece of tape and a business card solves that easily enough. Its only other drawbacks (for some) is that it cannot act as a master flash in the CLS and cannot use an external battery pack to shorten recharge time. If you're looking for these features, though, chances are the SB-600 wouldn't be serving as your sole speedlight anyway.

The SB-600 is a flash that will always have a place in the photographer's bag, even as one's collection grows. It is, in my experience, perfectly reliable, simple to use, and produces great results.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works well with CLS on D300s
By CE64Verified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 11/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Bought two of these for background fill and highlighting with a D300s on Flash Commander mode. Easy to program and set up. Very good results. Con, need to buy diffuser and gel filter separately.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic small unit!!!
By ReflectVerified Purchaser from Perth, WA on 10/20/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this sb-600 most of the time, it's flash output is enough for my uses in weddings as it doesn't have such an overpowering flash output, and it's also light especially if you're carrying two pro bodies with a flash all day long. And if you want to use it off camera you can either get the su-800 or flash triggers from [...] as you wouldn't necessarily want a flash on your dslr such as the sb-800 or sb-900 as a master since you wanted an off camera flash in the first place. So for a small unit, it's uses are far more useful then most people think.

 
Excellent Product
By whitecaneartVerified Purchaser from Portland, OR on 10/4/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quality Build, Versatile
Cons:
Can't be used as master
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Excellent product, good value.

 
Good Flash & less expensive then SB-900
By JasonCVerified Purchaser from So.Cal on 9/29/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I purchased two of these at one time to use as remote units. I really wanted to purchase two SB-800's, but found out that Nikon stoped making them, and the replacement is the SB-900. I could not justify paying the high price of the SB-900's, so I decided to get the SB-600's instead. Good flash, but not as good as the SB-800. I wish the SB-600 had the built in bounce card like the SB-800.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
very good use like pro
By victor hoangVerified Purchaser from garden grove CA 92843 on 9/22/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Sb 600
Best Uses:
Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

use for wedding and party

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A must have!!!
By joeybenzVerified Reviewer from Long island NY on 9/11/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Well worth the money! one of the best flashers i have ever owned!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very nice flash
By Big Bear 21Verified Purchaser from Sellersburg, In on 9/8/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have been very impressed with this flash unit. So far it has served me very well.

 
AM I Kinda Disappointed...NO!
By AA1PRVerified Reviewer from Rutland, VT on 9/3/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Cons:
No Pc Sync
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits, Wireless in Commander Mod
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Seems about right for a nikon component, feels solid and worthy. I have two older models and feel this I-TTl may be the worst to learn (directions/manual reading wise) of them all. I do love Nikons backward compatibility though.I have only tried it in balanced fill mode so far and have gotten mixed results on my D70 in a dark room. Will have to test on my F100 which I still prefer. I am sure it is a learning curve for now. I will have to play with the settings to find out what works best like any other.

"Kinda disappointed" that all the newer models in the last few years do not offer the smaller forward fill flash just above the hotshoe where the IR assist is now.
My old SB16 had this and I thought it was the best ever! I could have the main flash head up 90 degrees and the same unit would add some nice fill without being too overpowering.

Overall I feel I may have to get another one soon.These smaller units adn being so dang portable would be easier to tote around as opposed to main AC flash units. Wireless to boot!!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great product!!!
By C.J.Verified Purchaser from Garden Valley, Idaho on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have been doing some senior pictures for kids of friends and it is very good at fill flash for the face shots. I just received it so haven't had a chance to really try it out!!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
An underrated accessory.
By reynoldsronVerified Purchaser from Bridgewater, MA on 8/24/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Although I have an excellent built in flash on my camera this accessory is a major step up. Having light coming from an additional source adds a considerable amount of depth to a photo and eliminates many unflattering shadows. I use the built in flash side-by-side with this slave and am really pleased with the improved results in my photos. Couldn't be any easier to use. Additional slaves would be really desireable but that of course drives up costs.

 
Nice secondary flash for CLS
By GlennWoVerified Purchaser from Dallas, TX on 8/23/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
No diffuser
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is a great secondary flash for use with Nikon CLS. I have an SB800 and an SB900 that I use but needed a third CLS flash for hair-light, etc. This one works great. Only Con is that it doesn't come wiht a diffuser like the SB800/900 but I ordered the OM600 which fit the bill. The SB600 is a great product at a good price.

 
SB-600
By TPVerified Purchaser from CT on 8/20/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
Cons:
Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this for general and macro photography.
This is a nice product and would recommend it to others.

 
Great work Nikon!
By VeryMetalVerified Purchaser from San Diego, CA on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

For the price, I haven't come across a better flash unit.

 
This works for me
By VA ArtistVerified Purchaser from Virginia on 8/10/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Cons:
Bulky
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The colors stay accurate. Much more accurate than the on camera flash. It is a bit bulky and when I use it I feel like I am going to knock it off the top of my camera.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
i should have bought this sooner!
By armorVerified Purchaser from Riverside, Ca on 8/9/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I bought the sb600 to use on the D40 and i can't believe how much the flash improves the lighting over the built in flash. It a great addition to the camera. When I buy a flash that I can use a commander with the sb600 that will make for some fun photos.

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Like it the moment I started using it.
By ginish70Verified Purchaser from Puerto Rico on 8/9/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

It is very user friendly and practical

 
Best Value CLS Flash Available
By PanchoVerified Reviewer from Houston on 7/27/2009
Pros:
Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have 3 of these flashes and have been using them for more than two years. I have had no problems at all with them. I use a SB-800 as a master to control the SB-600s off camera and keep them in off camera mode all the time. Despite their smaller cost, size, and weight they lose less than one stop from a SB-800/900 and recycle quickly. The downsides? not very important to me - no PC connection, can't be a master, and don't focus light as tight (without a cheap snoot). They are a bargain and a great flash.

 
Great for A Quick "Fill-Up"
By TedVerified Purchaser from Redwood City, CA on 7/23/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I prefer the SB-400 on camera because of it's smaller size, but love using this for fill flash, plus it's a bargain.

[0 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon Customer Service is TERRIBLE
By DennisVerified Reviewer from Ann Arbor, MI on 7/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is the second SB-600 to just stop working on me. Nikon has had this one for over a month now on 'parts hold' with no clue as to when I'll get it back. I have a photoshoot in a few days and will have to run out and buy another flash, and I can guarantee it WON'T be a Nikon. I will save my money and buy good old workhorse Vivitar for less than half the price, and they are time tested and proven.

Nikon has had my $1,200.00 lens for over a month now too. Screw Nikon.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Gets the job done!
By KathleenVerified Purchaser from Erie, PA on 7/13/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Cons:
Bulky, Heavy
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this on my D40 and it is a bit heavy, but it gets the job done!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great flash for prosumers.
By KarloxVerified Purchaser from Coral Springs, FL on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Versatile
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Works very well!
I did not really want to spend the extra money on the SB-800 and I have not been disappointed with the SB-600.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Every thing I needed and more
By HunterVerified Purchaser from Tampa FL on 6/22/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

use on mono pod for fill flash and as second flash

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon SB-60
By JimVerified Purchaser from Colorado on 6/17/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

It is a good flash to use in combination with other flashes (such as a SB800 or SB900).

 
Excellent & Reliable
By KateVerified Purchaser from Sonoma, CA on 5/31/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Great product and very easy to use and lightweight enough on my D200 that I'm not bogged down. Excellent quality.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Flash
By KevinVerified Purchaser from Tampa, Fl on 5/27/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Love the flash. What an improvement in my photos. I had no idea the potential of flashes. This one has the CLS/TTL wireless flash option, and that is the best feature of all. Set-up is quite easy an adjustments are made on the camera. I use it all the time.

 
Suitable for any events besides extreme
By LiVerified Reviewer from Chicago on 5/14/2009
Pros:
AF-Assist, CLS Compatiable, Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile, Wireless Firing
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This flash packs tons of power and functionality in a compact form (relatively.)

Compare to SB-800, this flash is quicker to operate and lighter to carry, with only a slight reduce in output power and lack of more wireless control functions besides the basic. It also comes without a build-in bounce card, but that can be fixed by a simple D-I-Y.

It is designed to fit any shooting situations.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
i reallty like the accountability
By david the bible manVerified Purchaser from columbia sc on 5/13/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

the product lives up to to the Nikon name--Adorama had it when others didn't and at a good price-I like the fact that they want to know if you are pleased --GM and other companies failing did pay enough attention--plus side of a weak economy

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Would buy again
By MikeVerified Purchaser from Parkersburg, WV on 5/13/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this with a Nikon D300. So far it's been fail safe and dependable. Works great with Nikon's i-TTL system.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
EXCELLENT
By GPHOTOVerified Purchaser from CATHEDRAL CITY,CA. on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

WORKS FINE FOR REMOTE --- ABSOLUTE CONTROL FROM CAMERA --- GOOD --- VERY HAPPY WITH IT

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Little, but is all i need.
By Juan Carlos AvilaVerified Purchaser from Temuco, Chile on 3/30/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

It's simple. If U need a good flash, with moderate power, no so big, and for use in general pruposes, this is Ur flash.

If U need a very good flash, with exact TTL and many power for night shoots, probably U need the SB-900 (or SB-800, if u find one).

Pros? Lightweight, little, metal shoe, easy to use (i use in manual mode) and long CA.

Cons? The sb 600 don't have the little white plastic for hight shoots. It's the only think i miss.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great addition to the D90
By DonVerified Purchaser from Madison, MS on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
No commander mode
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This flash was bought for my wife's D60 to enable her to get shots of my grandson's basketball games in poor gymnasium lighting. Based on its guide number, I calculated that it should be just sufficient when seated at mid-court. It has given her some good shots with the 55-200mm lens. A couple of games later she let me try it on my D90. I found that by using the Auto FP mode and 1/1000 sec shutter speed (at ISO 3200) I was able to eliminate the blur caused by the ambient light at normal shutter speeds and get good freeze-motion shots (although at reduced ranges).
Later I tried using the SB-600 as a (slave) backlight with the D90 in Commander mode. Contrary to what I had read in another review I found that the operation was easy to set up. At a distance of fifteen feet from the camera and facing the backdrop, the SB-600 fired on each flash of the camera. The light reflected only from the backdrop was sufficient to fire the slave.
Although I knew that the SB-600 couldn't serve as a Commander in Nikon's lighting scheme (CLS), I thought my wife would probably not miss that feature. Now that I see how effective this can be and how easily it is implemented, I wish it could serve as a Commander on her D60 for the next SB-600 I plan to buy.

 
Best flash for the money.
By 4ElementalVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 3/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is the most versatile flash for the money. It can be pointed almost any direction and can even be used wirelessly with a few simple steps. Your pictures will be much better with a bounced flash.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Flash, exactly what was expected
By TJZVerified Purchaser from Idaho on 2/25/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This flash is exactly as advertised. It works with the Nikon CLS system very well, I'm able to control it off camera easily with my D300 in commander mode.

I would love it if it had a built in slave, or 'SU-4' mode, but cannot hold it against the flash, as I knew that before I bought it.

Highly recommended (as long as you don't need a commander, and you don't need a 'slave')

 
DLSR Photo Flash NooB
By P-DawgVerified Purchaser from Murray, KY on 2/22/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output
Cons:
Bulky
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Works much better than the built in flash on my Nikon D40 or than any Point and Shoot I've owned in the past. I like the fact that you can aim the flash pretty much anywhere you want to get different shots. Highly recommend!!!

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i would buy another one of these
By MichaelVerified Purchaser from United Arab Emirates on 2/21/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Powerful Output, Versatile
Cons:
Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

i used it mostly on sunlit outdoors and indoor parties or events.

 
GREAT PRODUCT EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING
By jp21001Verified Purchaser from Japan on 2/21/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This was a great addition to my NIKON system.

 
Another great Nikon product
By RickVerified Purchaser from Akron, OH on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Used in conjuntion with the SB800 in CLS applications.

 
Got to own this to appreciate it!
By DaveVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Simply have to have this flash! It works very well off camera. SB-800 can act as a master flash to trigger SB-600 flashes. Simply love Nikon flashes. Get one, you wont be disspointed!

Images shared by: Dave

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Very Nice!!! Very Fast!!!
By BillVerified Purchaser from Ashtabula, OH on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Second DSLR flash I have owned....Thought they were all like my first one. WRONG! This flash has awesome capacity and recycles faster than I ever imagined. Really glad I switched to NIKON products including this super flash!

 
Nikon Flash
By Greg MVerified Purchaser from West Virginia on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Outstanding unit! What most impresses me is the near instantaneous recovery, allowing consecutive shooting. I use this with my Nikon D200, so the TTL interface works fine. For the price, an excellent value.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's not the SB 900 but then . . .
By Larry the retired dentistVerified Purchaser from Stow Ohio on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The SB 900 that I bought at the same time makes its little brother look mediocre by comparison, but this is a fine product on its own; and of course no where near the same cost. My only complaint is that the controls were a bit confusing to unravel; but it retains setting and once the technique is figured out, it's a pleasure. As part of Nikon's CLS it is a fine adjunct. I figure there will be more of these or big bro in the future.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great flash, wish I had two!
By fletchVerified Purchaser from Garland, Tx on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use the SB600 for all my flash photography. Plenty of power. Very easy to set up and use as a remote.

 
Great Flash
By BeauVerified Purchaser from Hinsonton, GA on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Great flash. It's very easy to use and operate.

 
great flash unit
By SteveVerified Purchaser from prescott valley az on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Great flash unit, Powerful Output
Cons:
Bulky, Bulky but not heavy
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Love the defusser, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Very easy to set up and has plenty of power

 
"I would buy this product again"
By Rainy JVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Good little buddy for the rest of my gear. Works good. Great output of light for the guide numbers.

 
I would buy this product again and again
By Derek MVerified Purchaser from Falls Church, VA on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

as always Nikon delivers the best...

 
A great product! It works perfectly.
By DaveVerified Purchaser from Bonita Springs, Fl on 1/15/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
None to date
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I USE THIS PRIMARILY OFF CAMERA WITH A NIKON D200 SET IN "COMANDER MODE". It works perfectly every time. It's light weight, has more than enough output for my needs and is very easy to adjust.

 
Great flash
By RedmanVerified Purchaser from St. Joseph MO on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

A must have when the built in flash doesn't have the power.

 
All of the basics....
By RSVerified Purchaser from Texas on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Needed something compatible with my D100. Didn't want the extra size of the 900 or the additonal complicated features of the 800. The SB600 is just right. Doesn't seem to recycle quite as fast as my old SB28, but is adequate.

 
Solid Performance / Great Value
By AV8ORVerified Reviewer from Greeley, Colorado on 1/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Easy to use, both on and off camera. I often use it for portraits, shooting through an umbrella. Wireless performance with my D80 is fantastic.
For the dollar this flash would be tough to beat. It won't cook a chicken from across the room like the SB-900 does, but for general use, and to supplement your other lighting requirements, it's great.

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Works Great!
By RevScottVerified Purchaser from Douglasville, GA on 12/30/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

For the price I would highly recommend it. I have used it in a variety of situations and have been very pleased!

 
Outstanding Flash!
By Drummer DaveVerified Purchaser from Topeka, KS on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports Photography, Wedding/Event Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Excellent design and features for the money. Nikon SB-600 is a great flash and costs less than Canon flash of similar features.

 
Best Value
By FotofoolVerified Purchaser from Evansville, In on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, High quality
Best Uses:
Portraits, Wedding/Event Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

After extensive research I purchased this unit and it has performed flawlessly. I am using it on a new D60 and it is a great match. [...]

 
Wonderful!
By Burty from FL on 11/1/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Performs very well, easy to use, recycle times are amazing. I've not used the SB800 or 900 so I can't compare, but this is definitely a good piece of kit.

 
Great flash, good value
By FranciscoVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 9/29/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Quiet
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Works great just like you would expect. I have the SB800 too and use it to control the 600.

 
A great semi professional flash
By Big ZVerified Purchaser from Columbus, OH on 9/24/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I got the flash initially to document the Columbus Food and Wine Affair for an advertising class. Being a college student, price was a big factor. I didn't want to sacrifice quality though. The 600 works great with my D200. No complaints.

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Great product!
By Willy MayorgaVerified Purchaser from Guatemala, Central America on 9/4/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Quiet
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Up to now, I have purchased 3 of these units. I use them with Nikon D70s and D80. They are great devices.

I have found out that some people ignore the fact that they can be triggered as wireless slaves with both the D70s and D80 since they are able to synchronize with the built in flash of the camera. You can look up the function "commander mode" in the user manual for instructions on how to do it.

One of my units failed and I am clueless about it. It would not fire always and some other times would fire randomly. I discovered through internet forums that some other people had the same problem but was not able to find a feasible and affordable solution so I simply replaced the unit.

I use them for almost everything: Mounted on the camera, background strobes, studio strobe with umbrella, etc.

 
A significant upgrade and all I need
By willdoakVerified Reviewer from Downingtown, PA on 8/27/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Indoor Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

In my first outing with my Nikon D80 using the SB600, I took pictures at my in-laws' 50th wedding anniversary. Got a lot of great shots, particularly with bounced flash. I'm going to have to work on not blowing highlights with direct flash.

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The best smi professional Speedlight!
By Ron HennVerified Purchaser from Florida on 8/24/2008
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Indoor pictures quality becomes to be like outdoors, the outdoor are much better then I use to have. I'm happy with my D-40, the investment on peripheral (Good lens, good speed light) was perfect choice.

 
Awesome flash
By acalan21Verified Purchaser from Santa Clara, CA on 8/6/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Make sure you bring extra set of batteries when shooting a lot at night.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Couldn't be happier!
By acmejackVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 7/24/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Perfect for my level of expertise and most importantly, my budget! At this point I really haven't discovered any downside to the SB-600, it is quite frugal in it's power consumption, I've been surprised how long a set of batteries last. The recycle rate is also quicker than I expected as well.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good back up Flash
By Fine Light GuyVerified Purchaser from Cypress, Texas on 7/13/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Back-Up, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Got this for the D-70 that my wife and I use as a back up for Weddings. Very handy and works perfect with the 50m F1.4 lens she uses.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
good flash
By B. M.Verified Purchaser from Winchester, ky on 7/10/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports Photography
Describe Yourself:
Professional

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

really like this flash it is best by far

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good price, [...]
By Rey el de casaVerified Purchaser from Miami, FL on 6/15/2008
Pros:
Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is my fist SRL, Im verry happy with it and with the accesories I found here, good prices [...]

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very good but I need more power!
By BenVerified Purchaser from San Jose, CA on 6/12/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

In a word, get the SB800 instead of SB600. But eventually you'll need a SB800 and a SB600 together.

It does everything as Nikon advertised. But I found that I need more power than I thought. So I wish I got the SB800 first. Now I need a SB800 too for more light and multi flashes photography. Alternatively I can upgrade my lens to faster lens, but a SB800 surely cost less then a F2.8 zoom lens :)

 
Good for semi pro
By lultimavoltacheVerified Reviewer from Italy on 6/9/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

bought 2 in january to use as primary and slave.
very good material and fast recycling (with ni-mh 2700 mAh)

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent easy to handle
By PeteVerified Purchaser from Miami, Florida on 5/15/2008
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Cons:
None that I can find
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Family indoor pictures

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Another excellent Nikon product
By bandjcVerified Purchaser from Lafayette, LA on 4/18/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is our second SB600. Both are excellent units, and are used daily with hundreds of pops on them. Consistent output and reliable.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Outstanding Speedlight, Great Value!!!!
By JasonVerified Purchaser from Charlotte, NC on 4/17/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Great value, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This speedlight is the best compromise between the SB-800 and 400. The SB-800 is much larger and doesn't offer much more in real-world features. The SB-400 doesn't have the various head position settings that the SB-600 does, which matters when photographing in the portrait orientation. It is a Nikon product which ensures future compatibility and includes a nice case and a handy stand for use off the camera. I have two SB-600's and they are all that I need for my photography.

[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
By ManypixorsVerified Purchaser from Perth, Australia on 4/16/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast Recycling, Good battery life
Cons:
Head locking feature
Best Uses:
Daytime fill, General Use, Indoors Photography, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The SB-600 is very easy to use, with a simple user interface on the back of the flash. It's particularly good if you have a Nikon camera that supports Nikon's CLS (auto everything). You can happily blast away with this flash in social situations and be assured good usable pics. It also has manual control, which is fantastic when you want to get more creative.
If you have a Nikon camera, and take lots of photos in low light (most people most of the time), GET ONE. I think it's much more effective than a new low light lens plus it's cheaper. I would definitely recommend it over the smaller (very limited) SB-400, and it's much cheaper than the super whizz-bang SB-800.
My only gripe is with the swivelling head, it locks into place when it is centred (not rotated). The big rubber button on the side of the hinge needs to be pushed in to rotate the flash off centre, and that button is not great. You need to hold the flash with one hand and turn the head with the other to make sure you don’t apply a twisting force to the hotshoe (so put your camera in your lap or wear a neckstrap). This feature is frustrating, if the head didn’t lock you could rotate it quickly towards a bounce wall with one hand, and not miss great moments. I approached a camera repair shop to get this locking feature removed, it was prohibitively expensive (because you have to open the flash right up).
Other than that a very solid, affordable, capable unit.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Flash Gun
By OliverVerified Purchaser from Arizona on 4/16/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use it for family/dog pics as well as party and outside pics with the D40.
It's great as fill flash. I'm coming from a D100 and I love the new i-TTL feature.
It's a must have.

[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
It just plain works! Everytime!
By Jason AllenVerified Reviewer from Norfolk, VA on 4/7/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
Back-Up, Event Photography, General Use, Night Photography, Wedding photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This flash unit is another BRILLIANT product by Nikon! I've owned my SB-600 for 9 weeks now, and over 4,500 shots later (about 1/2 with this flash), I'm in love.

In fact, I'm so in love with this flash's capabilities that I ordered 2 more for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System and my SB-800 as a flash commander!

In use on-camera, the bounce flash that this unit provides is perfectly exposed EVERY TIME! I have yet to have a bad shot taken using this flash as a photographer at my friend's wedding, and as a photographer at a few formal dinners.

In off-camera use, this flash is the perfect slave unit when coupled with the SB-800 as a flash commander. In the studio, it performs admirably, but that's easy for a flash unit to do... so I put it through the paces when doing a few recent modeling shoots. So far, so good! Extremely fast setup, ease of use, controllable directly from the back of my D-300, or from my SB-800 on top of my D-40... It just plain works, and has FANTASTIC results!!!!

Nikon hit another home run with this unit, and I can't wait to get my second and third SB-600 for some superb lighting possibilities!

I can't say enough nice things about this unit... for the price, you'd be hard priced to find anything else out there that can do HALF of what this unit CAN!

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SB-600 off camera, 45 degree bounce to right. D-40

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SB-600 on camera, 90 degree bounce on D-300.

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Superior Quality
By benglyVerified Purchaser from Davenport, Ia. on 4/2/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful, Very powerful excellent
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyistenthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Produces very good lighting with a quick recycle time. I will use this almost all of the time instead of the one on the camera. The camera I am using it on is the Nikon D-40

 
I Have a D-80 and the SB-600 is great
By FlashVerified Purchaser from Eldersburg, Maryland on 3/7/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This was very good investment for my D-80. The pop up flast works great, but the SB-600 takes my nikon D-80 to its max.

 
Great Speedlight
By noelskilzVerified Purchaser from denver co on 3/6/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I just bought a second sb-600. I use nikon's creative lighting system to do on location portraits and as fills at weddings. The lights are great and with a couple of gary fong diffusers they provide nice even light in large rooms. Get one or a couple of these lights and you will be amazed at how easy they are to use, especially if you are using a d70 or better nikon, since you can control them from the camera itself.

 
Great Flash
By Stormin NormanVerified Purchaser from Trotwood, Ohio on 3/6/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I love the flash. The flash enhances my pictures tremendously. Now that I have the SB-600 Flash, I don't think I'll ever use the pop-up flash attached to my D40 SLR Camera.

 
Easy to use, works like a charm
By JimstickVerified Purchaser from Chapel Hill, NC on 2/22/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Shot a choir practice in poorly lit church. I used a diffuser and everything worked like a charm. No faces in a coal mine.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Goes great with the D40
By FaridVerified Purchaser from Abilene, TX on 2/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Indoor Child Photo
Describe Yourself:
Just starting with SLR's, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I got this flash because we were expecting a baby and I knew I would do a lot of indoors photography soon.

I'm glad I got it, it actually arrived two days after the baby and I've been more than happy with it.

Pictures are evenly lit and bouncing the flash gets rid of the ugly shadows behind your subject.

I decided on this over the SB-400 just because I knew I'd rather be over-equipped than under. I liked the functionality that this one has and that it can be used as a remote should I ever get the SB-800.

I don't regret that it's actually bigger than the SB-400 because as I said most of the pictures are taken indoors and I'm really not lugging it around too much.

If I ever lose it I would definitely get another one. Very easy to use too.

 
Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedligh
By scottVerified Purchaser from reno nevada on 2/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Cons:
Uses Power Quickly
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Night Video, Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

[...].This is the only flash I will have to buy.

 
Great Flash
By ShaneVerified Purchaser from Winnipeg, Canada on 2/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Powerful
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I was really happy with the even flash lighting indoors, nothing beats an external flash. I'll never go back to using the pop-up flash unless I forget the shoe mounted flash at home.

 
I Love It
By dbnortonVerified Purchaser from Louisville, KY on 2/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I love this flash. It's easy to use and I love the ability to control it remotely with my Nikon D80

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would buy this product again and again
By TeddyVerified Purchaser from Miami on 2/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Cons:
Heavy, Uses Power Quickly
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Exelent

 
Works well with Nikon D-80
By KyleHawkVerified Purchaser from Austin, Texas on 2/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Former Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Locks on securely. Has good battery life. Fast cycling. No conflicts when used with Nikon D-80.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
EXCELENT PRODUCT - RECOMENDED -
By DMSQLOVerified Purchaser from FLORIDA on 2/21/2008
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Powerful
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Night Video, Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

POWERFULL

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
good enough
By CJVerified Purchaser from Indiana on 1/22/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Does what it says, Very bright
Cons:
Heavy, Slow recycling
Describe Yourself:
semi-pro
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I couldn't afford the SB-800, so I got the SB-600. It does what it claims it will. It's a decent flash. I like the CLS possibilities. Still trying it out in different settings, but overall I'm happy with it.

 
Works very well with my new D 80
By brummettVerified Purchaser from Baton Rouge, LA on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Professional Work, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Easy to use, wide range

 
great value
By sbVerified Purchaser from florida on 1/21/2008

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

easy to use

 
Great Flash
By LogandianaVerified Purchaser from Texas on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Cons:
None that i can find
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is a great flash unit. Some of the controls are a little hard to understand if you don't know what you are doing. I have been playing around with this flash for a little while now and it's really great! Lighting with Nikon iTTL is perfect every time.

 
Must own for anyone with a Nikon SLR
By SaiVerified Purchaser from Laurence Harbor, NJ on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The flash is possibly the best purchase I have made in my nearly 20 years as an amateur photographer. I used to own a Nikon 6006 and now have moved into the D-80. With the old Nikon I never thought about buying a flash. I decided to bite the bullet and buy one for the D-80. The difference is beyond words. I now realise what I should have had for the past nearly 20 years - this flash has made my indoor photography life infinitely better. I strongly recommend buying one to anyone that has even 20% of their photography being done indoors. This particular one uses 4 AA cells - and I have taken over 200 photos and have not had to replace them. The only con is the extra weight. But that is minor compared to the results later - no red eye, even lighting, on demand flexible power.

 
best speedlight for the price
By a. smithVerified Purchaser from tempe, az on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Long Lasting, Powerful
Cons:
No deflector card
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Amatuer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Used for wedding and wildlife photog. Would like to have a extendable bounce card and repeating modes like my old sb-28 has. All in all more than worth the $$. IMHO better deal than the 800 if you do not need commander in the flash.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth money
By KrzysztofVerified Purchaser from Poland, Europe on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Perfect for me, pictures have never looked better.I got it right before I got back to Poland.Guess what, the same flash light would cost me [$]in my country:)

Images shared by: Krzysztof

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Just what I wanted
By npdxc300Verified Purchaser from Idaho on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Long Lasting, Powerful
Best Uses:
Basketball games, Birthdays, Special Events
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I purchased this to use with my Nikon D-40X and it makes a perfect companion. The built-in flash didn't allow me to use at basketball games and anything with some distance. This has longer range and the computerized camera and flash combination work great. Great pictures. Plus, good price.

 
A fine replacement for my ageing SB-28
By DeacondentonVerified Purchaser from Dover, Florida on 1/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Attach Securely, Even Light Source, Long Lasting, Metal Shoe
Best Uses:
Birthdays, Professional Work, Special Events, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Film Digital
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this speedlite on my Nikon D80 and Nikon F90X. My SB-28 still works for the F90X, but only works in the manual mode on the D80. The SB-600 appears to be a great step up to communicating with the camera.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great
By ChicolynVerified Reviewer from Florida on 12/12/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

When i bought My Nikon D40X.I said to myself,this built in flash is enough,until i bought TheSpeedlight B-600,now the built in flash is going to be my back up.Take a look at the picture to see how great it is.Look's like is Daylight.

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Front House

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Nikon SB-600
By BlademanVerified Reviewer from Minnesota on 12/9/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Just get this. Unless you need the command mode of the SB-800, save the bucks and get the SB-600. I have two and the wireless iTTL Flash System just plain rocks. Nikon got it sooo right. This is all the flash you will ever need.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Thinking About Buying It? - Just Buy It!
By Happy D70 Owner - and STILL HappyVerified Reviewer from Europe on 11/27/2007
Pros:
Battery life, Consistent Output
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I kicked around buying the SB-400...then changed my mind to the SB-600 for my D70 for the remote fire/Commander mode function on my D70 and could NOT be more happy with the performance so far. Commander Mode is a cool toy and FUN FUN FUN to play with..but even with the SB-600 mounted normally you will see a HUGE difference in your pictures. I just wanted something to "bounce" some light but this does that and SO much more...just buy it if you've got some extra cash...and don't be fooled...it's pretty big but you'll at least look more professional with this on your camera...:):)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Product for my D70
By BiffVerified Purchaser from Orwigsburg, PA on 9/26/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Strong Construction
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
I do night HS football
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Set at 16% output. This boosted my shutter speed to 350 in app mode with a 70 - 200 f2.8 on a D70. Shots are awsome.

 
Excelent
By pablofedericoVerified Reviewer from México DF on 8/17/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Rugged
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I do not know how I didn´t buy this flash before. It solves all my problems. At the begining it felts like was no good. But at the end compared to my old flash, works even better I thought.
The preflash to mesure light seems to be an excelent idea.
I would recommend this unit to anyone.

 
Alot of bang for your buck
By JeffVerified Purchaser from pocono mountains PA. on 7/12/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

If you need a light speed or just looking for one, this is the one to get. Works great and has a lot of options without breaking the bank.

 
Great Product
By AndrewVerified Purchaser from Riverside County,CA on 7/11/2007
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Out of the box it was as easy as could be, put it on the camera and it works. Although I have not explored all that it can do, it works great

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Meets my every expectation
By BongoVerified Purchaser from Tampa, FL on 7/10/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged
Best Uses:
Daytime fill, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I bought this to seamlessly interface with a Nikon D200 and this it does just fine. If I were working as a pro I might go with the 800 but this one is more than enough for my needs ... mostly as fill for outdoor people shots at fairly close range.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
GREAT START FOR ONE WHO CANT GET A SB800
By JGPohlmanVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 7/10/2007
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

For what it is, it can't be beat. Its not a SB-800, so do not expect it to be. It does not have the ability to command other flashes or a few of the other high end features of the 800. However, it's head rotates from 0-90º vertically and horizontally. It recycles quickly. It is not heavy and does not greatly change the center of gravity of the camera when attached above. It functions as a slave flash when you are able to afford a command unit. All-in-all it is a great flash for someone who cannot justify or afford the purchase of an SB-800. I am very impressed and have enjoyed my use of the SB-600.

 
Great flash
By GreytataVerified Reviewer from Portugal on 7/3/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Great battery life, Great Bounce Angle Feat, Great color balance, Quiet
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
General Use, Photojournalism, Portraits, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Unfortunately - or not - we all need a flash to do certain photo works we have and being a D200 owner, I invested in the SB600, as it has enough power for my needs. I will not describe the differences it makes when compared with the built-in unit,- water from wine - the only thing I say is that it has very consistent and even output when bounced - I only used it bounced - either completely "plain" or with the Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer and even better with the GF Lightsphere. Battery life is outstanding - I use it with 2700 mha Uniross batteries - and recycling time it is really fast. Construction is fair enough.A must have for the serious worker.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon SB-600
By ChuckVerified Purchaser from Northern Virginia on 3/26/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Excellent. Bought it for use with my D-200 but found it great with my old Nikon 5700

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing flash
By Scott and his D70sVerified Purchaser from Toledo, OH on 2/13/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Awesome flash! Very quick cycle time. Long battery life. Can fire in rapid session although it can lose its timing when firing with continuous shooting of over 5 shots, but that's not a big surprise. Overall for the price you can't beat it, I must have for any of the Nikon digital SLR's.

Images shared by: Scott and his D70s

Edison house at night

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Nikon and on & on & on
By AdamVerified Purchaser from Little Hocking, OH on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Doing Weddings Nature, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
No cons w Nikon SB600
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photography, Photojournalism, Sports Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I've used it numerous times with no complaint at all. Lights up even the dimmest rooms with ease. And put a Defuser on the front of it and it opens up a whole new world.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A good start
By JawjuhPeachVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Overall I think that this product is great - just like all other Nikon products. The use of 4 AA batteries makes it a little heavy but not too much to handle. Sometimes I feel like the slow recycling slows me down, but in all fairness I have never owned another hot shoe flash. My criticism of how fast it recycles is based solely on how fast I would like it to recycle. [...] Overall I am extremely satisfied with the results of the pictures when I use this flash.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This product performs as advertised!
By "Mom" the PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Caddo Mills, Texas on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This product has met my expectations. As a casual photographer it probably has more features than I will ever use, but it was easy to connect to my camera and I was able to use it right out of the box.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great both on camera and off
By CrazythangVerified Purchaser from Iowa on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The SB600 is a good value. The light is sturdy and works well on camera in all modes, and works great of camera in manual mode. I use it with [...] Hot Shoe Slave to function as a hair light in a studio setting.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Bright light; dim commands
By BobVerified Purchaser from La Crosse, Wis. on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Commands not intuitive, Manual frustrating
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photojournalism
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Use it frequently; enjoy using it as a slave.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Reliable gear
By FrançoisVerified Purchaser from Sao Paulo - Brazil on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lighting, Night Photography, Sports Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Heavy use in ceremony, sports, portrait. Excellent recycling, reliable TTL measurement. Reliable and strongly built.

 
Excellent Flash
By MilchamaVerified Purchaser from Springfield, Mo on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Great battery life, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

For the money this flash is more than enough for my D70s.

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My newborn baby girl Michaela

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Flash, Worth Every Penny
By DanVerified Purchaser from Wild & Wonderful West Virginia on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Photography, With Friends and Family
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Flash was given to me as a Christmas gift. It has lived up to all of the good things that were said about it in the reviews that I read. I have enjoyed using it with my D70s.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Heavy on features, light on price
By The NikonnaterVerified Purchaser from Edwardsville, IL on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Semi-Pro
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Photojournalism
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have two of these speedlites and can boldly say I've yet to be dissapointed. Having owned and loved the discontinued SB-80dx I wanted to step up my game. Now that may seem strange SB-80dx vs. SB-600 and not SB-800. Well I'll admit that I was one of many procastinating film lovers who didn't jump into the digital era until the awesome D200 was released, and very slowly I might add. I didn't have the cash to purchase the SB-800 but wanted to have a flash that functioned with Nikon's CLS(creative lighting system). I thought that after having the former big-gun of Nikon that I'd be dissapointed but what suprise!!! These lights are great for fill and indoor flash photography and simple to set-up. After scantly reading the manual I had the speedlite at the command of the D200's pop up flash/commander mode.

 
1 is not enough
By simplymoment.comVerified Purchaser from San Jose, California on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction, wireless is super
Cons:
pricy
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photography, Photojournalism, Studio Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I am very happy with the wireless function,
although radio auto-synchronization is not
very fast, it is still super.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great price - even 1 yr. later!
By photonmanVerified Purchaser from las vegas,nv. on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Now i make pictures, Strong Construction
Cons:
No downside
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

it's a beautiful match for my awesome D-50

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great flash
By PasibaVerified Purchaser from Finland on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

D200 and SB-600 is everything what you need. Wireless option is sooooo great !!

 
Nikon SB-600 TTL Best Flash for Nikons
By rauloVerified Purchaser from miami, fl on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Everytime I need a flash it's My Nikon SB-600 TTL Speedlight that come to mind.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
SB-600 - Excellent complementary flash.
By Nikond2xactionVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Great way to add another CLS Flash at a low cost, vs. the SB 800, but you give up the CLS Master capability. Probably an even better deal if your Nikon has a built-in flash with full CLS Master capability. With my D2X, I now wish I had spent the extra to get another SB-800, for a total of 3 ea. SB-800 units. The power of the SB-600 is pretty good, but sometimes I wish it had the same Guide Number as the SB-800 at the same zoom setting. An example is when using them to light a dark gym for action basketball shots. I use an SB-800 on camera, with my other SB-800 as a remote, and my SB-600 as the other remote. In summary, a great product, but as always, there are advantages to having all units exactly the same if your finances permit.

 
Good Bang for the Buck
By NickVerified Purchaser from Dallas, TX on 2/11/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

This is a good buy. Flash is bright and recycles quickly. I would recommend buying a diffuser to generate a softer, more uniform flash.

If you are a hobbyist or just getting into digital photography, I would save your money and buy this flash over the SB-800. Should you ever want some of the more advanced features of the SB-800, you can purchase that and use the SB-600 as a slave flash for the Advanced Wireless Lighting.

 
Great flash for the price
By NetBoyVerified Purchaser from Durham, NC on 2/9/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Flash works consistently with my Nikon D200, while either on camera, on cord, or using the Nikon CLS (Creative Lighting System).

I like it so much that I will be purchasing 1 or 2 additional unit(s).

Minor NitPick: The flash can not be used as a slave without using the Nikon CLS.

FYI: I had one malfunction while shooting a gig. The flash stopped working properly and gave all kinds of wierd output. It was probably caused by taking the flash off the camera while the camera/flash was turned on. Shutting everything down (and possibly removing batteries) cured the issue.

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not worth the money
By JonVerified Purchaser from Gig Harbor Washington on 2/8/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Does not light the scene, Inconsistent Output, Not worth the money, Pictures come out dark
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Does not light the scene as it should from 10 to 12 feet. A friend bought the same flash unit and has had the same experience. Too much money for the results.

 
Quick and Easy
By TeamZissouVerified Purchaser from Columbia, SC on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Good cost-effective flash. Lacks the remote capability of the SB800 but perfect for my needs, especially when traveling.

 
Outstanding!
By Papa the bearVerified Purchaser from Georgia on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Night Photography, Photography, Sports Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I have owned several Nikon flashes, but this is the best. All of my other cameras have been film with appropriate flashes. Now that I have gone "digital" I couldn't imagine what a difference a flash like this could make.

 
Nice solid unit, great value
By DwightVerified Purchaser from Kingsford, MI on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Auto standby mode, Fast Recycling, Wireless flash
Cons:
No battery life meter
Best Uses:
Photography, Sports Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Good range, lots of features, super fast recycling, batteries last and last. Everything I expected.

 
Great Flash[...]
By Part_time_photoVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville, florida on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photography, Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I would recomend this flash to anyone who uses a d70s or d50 i have not used it witha d80 so i cannot comment but over all this is a wonderful tool that would help you get amazing results, i personally use it for portrait work

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This goes perfect with the Nikon D200
By ChikyVerified Purchaser from Boston, Ma. on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Swivel could be easier
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Night Photography, Photography, Photojournalism, Sports Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use this all the time with low light sports
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good but not great
By the kidVerified Purchaser from port st lucie fl on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Inconsistent Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

didnt get good results with bounce flash.good outdoor flash fill however

 
I would buy this product again.
By REDVerified Purchaser from elmer nj on 2/5/2007
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Like to use it for lighting fill

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This is a great product for my use
By Amateur 003Verified Purchaser from San Francisco, CA on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I am using this flash with the D80 Nikon. I am not using it heavily. I use it with people indoors and outdoors. The fill in use asked from me some adjustement. I love the possibility to use the flash when it is mounted somewhere else than on my camera. I need to get use to all the possibility and learn how to use it. Great product.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
great light tool not the best built
By scottVerified Reviewer from cleveland Ohio on 12/9/2006
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Cons:
cheap glued together, Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, macro work, Night Photography, Photography, Photojournalism, Sports Photography

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I use flash for all kinds of work but really like it with macro work . The flash is very good with both the D70 and D200 .. but the rubber button that lets you tilt and swivel is just glued on with cheap glue. a week after I had it the glue gave way and I lost the button .. It still works but now dust and junk gets in and I bet it will brake down someday .. I will stick with the better SB800 over this flash

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
If you own a d50, get one!
By Mike from Mandeville, LA on 11/26/2006
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

Out of the box, stuck it on my d50. Took a test shot and WOW. I was hooked...I carry it everywhere I go that I may be doing indoor shots. I have only used it to bounce light, as I havent mastered direct lighting with it.. This flash is VERY powerful

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great flash, Good Value
By JimmyVerified Reviewer from Carrollton, VA on 11/24/2006
Pros:
Lightweight, Tilts and Swivels
Cons:
None that I can find
Best Uses:
Fill Flash

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I bought this flash to go with my Nikon D50. It is a good compliment. I am using 2,700 mah NiMH batteries so recycle time and numbers of flashes is great. I would highly recommend this flash to anyone looking for a good value. It has the ability to do more than I will probably ever need, but it is nice to know that the features are there.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Really good Flash to add to Nikon System
By Videostar from Detroit, MI on 11/16/2006
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, TTL Balanced Fill wow
Cons:
weird menus
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, group shots, Lighting

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I already have the sb-800 and D2X -- so for upcoming wedding figured I would try Nikon's auto system, vs my normal trial/error/bracket with my other flashes.
WOW --For out of the box working, it WAS FANTASTIC!! The 800 was great master and from there could control the settings on 600 with few clicks. It makes me think of getting another for full 3 point lighting!

[17 of 17 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great strobe, but complicated
By Raynman from Doylestown, PA on 9/8/2006
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Photography

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I've not had this strobe long, but the first few photos I took were fantastic. Before I took my first photo, however, it took an hour (really) with the Speedlight manual and the camera manual.
The following might help the new user:

Using the Nikon SB-600 Speedlight with the Nikon D-70.

The first and most confusing thing is to get to the menu by holding down the ‘zoom’ and ‘-‘ keys. It seems silly to not have a menu button.
Then:
A. Using the flash on the camera hotshoe (probably default settings)
1. Set speedlight to TTL (Turn off the ‘s’ shaped arrow)
2. Set Camera to TTL. (Menu 19, Flash Mode, select TTL)

B. To use camera remotely with the on camera flash as the Master
1. Set Speedlight to CH3 Group A
2. Press ‘zoom’ and ‘-‘ to get the menu and turn TTL off and the S-shaped arrow on.
3. Select strobe level (1/16 to 1/1). Start with 1/16 to get the feel for the speedlight
4. On the camera, go to Menu 19, Flash mode, and select “M Commander Mode”

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Solid Flash
By David VastaVerified Reviewer from Milliken, CO on 8/23/2006
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Strong Construction
Cons:
Hard to Understand
Best Uses:
Everyday Use, Fill Flash, Photography, Photojournalism

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

The flash that is on the Nikon D70s is not what it should be so I picked this one up to help fill my flash needs....oh that is funny.

It's a really solid unti. It does it's job but for someone who is not very good with the concept of flahs photography the manual, all be it detailed, was not easy to understand. I think this would be the case with any flash but I alwasy have trouble getting the flash concept.

Over all I take some great shots with it and have gotten better over time. It's seem to love batteries but I have the nicads and they hold up pretty well.

If you looking for a really good flash and not trying to break the bank for your Nikon then here it is. If you are a PRO I would move to the 800.

[8 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
good but not durable
By SB from Quincy, MA on 8/13/2006
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Photography, Photojournalism

Comments about Nikon Nikon SB-600 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight, Guide Number at 35mm Zoom Head Position, 30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), USA Warranty.:

I own this flash for one year and 3 months and it was really working great= no complaints. However, it suddenly couldn't be turn on. Even with new batteries, it didn't work so I had to send it for an expansive repair!

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