Saturday, November 12, 2011

How to set up your Nikon CLS for some OCF!

In order to take advantage of Nikon's CLS (creative lighting system) you
will need either an SB600, SB700, SB800 or SB900 (flash) and the pop up flash on your camera. You will set your on board flash to commander and your
speedlight to remote, thats it! Confused? Heres how to do it with a D300
and SB800. Menus should be really close with other D bodies but you can
check your manual for specifics.

On the camera, go to your custom setting menu

Select Bracketing/flash

Flash control for built-in flash

Select Commander Mode

On the flash, hold the round sel button until you see this menu

Select remote from the menu, then hit the on off button and you will get this screen

Make sure your on board flash is set to same channel as your speedlight.
Mine were both set on channel 3 as you can see in the pics.

Now go take some pictures and have fun!d

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