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Re: AC Slave Flash - How make it works
A slave flash unit is a flash that has a sensor that fires the flash when
it senses the burst of flash from the camera's built-in flash unit.
Since many digital cameras fire the flash twice for each picture (the
first is to set white balance and perhaps focus), these units are
designed so they fire when the camera's second flash goes off.
To use it with your D60, just use your built in flash to fire off the slave flash...
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To answer your question: You can use almost any flash on your D60. While some will work with all the features of your camera some will work with some your camera will fire the flash. Some flash will only work in manual mode. Manual mode is the mode I use 99% of the time. For me TTL is to inconsistent.
Yes. The trigger voltage of the SB-16 is well within the safety range of the D60 and other digital cameras. I use mine with my D90 without any problems. However, be aware that the SB-16 is a rather old flash, and will not work in the iTTL mode with the D60.
If the shoe of the flash is compatible with the hot shoe of the camera then yes go for it. Should the flash shoe be different then the flash will still work but with a shoe adapter. Both are TTL so I see no reasons why they won't work. I do know of a friend who uses the Nikon with the same flash but it has the battery pack fitting and uses an adapter on the camera's hot shoe. He does weddings galore and never had a problem even though he carries a spare he has never used it.
If the camera has a flash shoe, you can get adabtors that go from the shoe to a cord and or connector. Check at a professional photo supply shop for details.
If there is no flash shoe, you can try using a flash with an optical slave to work with the camera's built in flash. But, this process has limitations, is expensive to do at high quality and reliability, and is not always the best way to go. Optical flash shoes can miss at times, and are subjected to reflection problems.