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Sb-600 and d80 sync, connecting, off camera..

I have the d80 and I just bought the sb-600 and I cant figure out how to sync the camera with the flash when it is not on the camera.. I have the camera on a tripod and the flash on a stand and I am not sure the basics of connecting them.. if anyone can help that would be awesome!

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  1. On the SB 600, activate the custom settings menu by pressing the ZOOM and '-' buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. In the custom settings menu, set the Wireless Remote Flash option (indicated by a curled arrowhead) to 'ON' (use + and - buttons to toggle between options)
  3. Set the flash mode to Master (do not set it as AA or A)
  4. Press Mode button and select one of the four channels available (ensure that you set the camera also on this channel)
  5. On the D80, from custom settings menu, select Built-in-flash
  6. Set the built-in-flash to '--' if you do not want the flash to show up in the scene
  7. Set the mode of the group to i-TTL (this menu can be used to control multiple flashes in different groups. since you are using only one remote flash, select the group you have set in the SB600)
  8. Set the channel to the same as in step 4
Now you are ready to use the remote off-camera flash.

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