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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

(User’s Manual – D300S page 348; D300 page 357)

CLS is an advanced wireless lighting technology that allows you to use your imagination in designing “creative” lighting arrangements. No wires are used since the CLS-compatible remote flash units are controlled by a “commander device”, or what Nikon refers to as a “master flash unit”. You can use the Commander mode built into the D300(S), or you can use an Accessory shoe-mounted commander such as the SB-900 Speedlight, SB-800 Speedlight, or SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander unit. The SB-600 only has a remote mode, so it cannot be used as a commander unit.

We’ll only consider the built-in Commander mode in this chapter. I suggest buying a copy of The Nikon Creative ...

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