SB 900 Reading


irishman 16 1.1k 2 Ireland
21 Jan 2010 9:02PM
Will be getting a sb900 in the next few days. a big step up from my sb600, what I want is to get the best out of this flash, both on camera and cls.

What I am looking for is reading material, either in books or preferably online that will help me understand this flash?

Is there anything that is specific to the sb900?

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kaybee 16 7.3k 26 Scotland
21 Jan 2010 9:15PM
Try the instruction manual.
irishman 16 1.1k 2 Ireland
21 Jan 2010 9:19PM

Quote:Try the instruction manual.


A load of help you are Roy! Wink

Now apart from the instruction manual, anything else.................Roy??
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 9:21PM
get down to your local book store and order yourself a copy of Joe McNally's Hot Shoe Diaries. It's got more tricks for using a single flash gun than any book I've seen, and it's very much in favour of the 900. Also, look at strobist. Anything you see about the 800 (certainly for your camera) will apply to 900.
You're going to love it Smile
irishman 16 1.1k 2 Ireland
21 Jan 2010 9:28PM
Cheers David, will look into that, good to see you a bit more helpful than your ould man! Wink
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 9:34PM
lol! He doesn't read his manual either, he just hands me the flash or camera, then says "fix this" Wink
mad-dogs 18 2.2k England
21 Jan 2010 10:01PM
Search youtube.
The manual is on the Nikon website as a pdf - SB-900_en.pdf
Also useful reading on the site below...

http://nikonclspracticalguide.blogspot.com/2008/01/nikon-flash-two-separate-metering.html
BigRick 14 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 10:31PM
You tube would be my suggestion too,, as you get to see it being used, and get to see the after effects too.
LensYews 11 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 10:45PM

Quote:You tube would be my suggestion too,, as you get to see it being used, and get to see the after effects too.


Like this one?
irishman 16 1.1k 2 Ireland
21 Jan 2010 11:04PM
Thanks folks, all very helpful.......................................even you Roy! Wink
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2010 11:19PM
Here's some stuff from McNally for you Martin. He's as mad as a box of frogs, and the undisputed king of CLS. You'll like him. Jargon-free, workable advice.

Control of color 1

Control of color 2

Repeating flash

Some of it's multi-flash, but it shows you what's possible

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