Category Archives: TTL Flash

Yongnuo YN568EX-II Master Mode

The Yongnuo YN568EX-II has the ability to control up to 3 groups of remote (slave) speedlites, being Groups A, B & C in either ETTL, Manual or Multi Mode.

Unlike the regular on-camera operation, manual mode isn’t always intuitive and the Yongnuo manual is not exactly great either.  With this in mind I’ve put together a sequence of steps that should help you understand it’s functions. Continue reading

Yongnuo YN568EX-II Remote (slave) Mode

The YN568EX-II can operate as a remote (slave) flash to many different master types, including another YN568EX-II, a Canon 580EX-II, ST-E2, 70D, 60D, 600D plus others (Sc mode), or Nikon SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SU-800 and several camera models such as the D700, D800 etc.  (Sn mode). Continue reading

Nissin i40 Flash Review

Nissin i40 Flash

Nissin i40 Flash

Like many professional cameras, speedlites seem to be getting bigger, so it’s a huge relief to see the new i40 flash system from Nissin totally buck that trend.

With a guide number of 40 it’s clearly not going to be the most powerful flash you can buy, but in terms of portability it has to be worth considering, especially if you’re also thinking about converting to mirrorless cameras for similarly reduced size and weight. Continue reading

SB-900 – CLS Wireless Remote


SB-900_PWR_REMOTETo set the SB-900 to wireless remote mode (CLS), press and hold the power button and rotate the switch to the ‘REMOTE‘ position.

The LCD will now display the options for Remote mode, allowing you to select the Channel number, Group number and Zoomed head position. Continue reading

Nikon SB-900 Review

Nikon SB-900 Speedlight

Nikon SB-900 Speedlight

On 1 July 2008 Nikon announced the introduction of the SB-900, and so began the next step in lightweight portable, hot shoe mounted speedlights, bringing several important new features not previously available on any brand.
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Nikon SB-800 – CLS Wireless Remote

To set the SB-800 to Remote mode it is necessary to enter the custom functions menu. It may look complicated the first time around, but once you’ve done it once, you will wonder what all the fuss was about! Continue reading

Nikon SB-800 Review

Nikon SB-800

Nikon SB-800

Note: This review was written prior to the release of the SB-900, and an addition has been made at the end to reflect the SB-900s new features.

Introduced in 2003, the SB-800 became the standard flashgun for most pros and advanced amateurs using the Nikon system.

For those coming to flash photography for the first time, or are perhaps upgrading from earlier non TTL speedlights, the SB-800 includes several operating modes to suit just about every need. These are: Continue reading

Nikon SB-600 Review

Nikon SB-600

Nikon SB-600

Released in 2004, the SB-600 added to the already successful SB-800 in Nikon’s CLS capable flash line up.

The SB-600 was designed as a smaller, lower cost alternative to the SB-800, so inevitably has a corresponding reduction in feature set. Whether the differences are enough to make you choose the SB-800 over the SB-600 is up to you. Continue reading