I got a new toy…

I got up on Christmas morning walked in to my living room and there she was. Her name is SB-600, and boy! let me tell you she is something else. (By the way sorry that I have not been up on writing blogs I just haven’t had anything that I wanted to write about)

Back to my new SB-600 I’ll give you the specs on her.

Flash exposure control
i-TTL, D-TTL, TTL (film based), Balanced Fill-Flash, Manual
Guide number (at 35mm zoom-head position)
30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), 42/138 (ISO 200, m/ft)
Flash coverage
Auto 24-85mm extendable to 14mm with built-in wide-flash adapter, Manual
Flash shooting distance range (in TTL auto flash mode)
0.6m to 20m (2 to 65.6 ft.) (varies depending on the ISO sensitivity, zoom-head position and lens aperture in use)
Power SW
Recycling time
Approx. 3.5 sec. with alkaline batteries
Number of flashes
Approx. 200 times with alkaline batteries
Creative lighting system
A variety of flash operations are available with cameras compatible with CLS: i-TTL mode, Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV Lock flash, Flash color information communication, Auto FP High-Speed sync, and Wide-area AF-Assist Illuminator
Display LCD
Segment type
LCD back light
LED type
One action lock
Power source
Four 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline), 1.2V KR-AA (AA-size NiCd), 1.5V R6/AA-size Nickel, 1.2V R6/AA-size Ni-MH or 1.5V FR6/AA-size lithium batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 68 x 123.5 x 90mm (2.7 x 4.9 x 3.5 in.)
Weight (without batteries)
Approx. 300g (10.6 oz.)
Included accessories
Speedlight stand (AS-19), Soft case (SS-600)
Optional accessories
TTL Remote Cord SC-29, TTL Remote Cord SC-28, Color Filter Set (SJ-1)

This came from Nikon.

Now this is my first ever Speed Light, and it’s a whole new realm of photography for me. I have a general idea how light works and how to balance it all out, but this is a high-powered strong light a lot of power for one man.  Now after playing with I decided I guess I would read the manual; I have a hard time understanding manuals I have to see, so I made a quick dash to Youtube what does Youtube NOT have? I mean really…

I started shooting bouncing light trying different techniques, different subjects, different modes, different power and different distances. As much fun as it was I actually learned a lot. Than I took it outside, not a single thing to bounce light off I’m going to master indoors than try outside. But if you can give me some tips I’ll take anything.

Heres some of the shots I got from the other day tell me which one you like the most.


Heres my make shift studio in my brothers bedroom…





Heres my camera with the new gear…

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