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Using SB 800 flash Master with 2 SB 600 as slave

I have a digital camera with an SB 800 flash and two SB 600. I would like to have the three flashes lit up at the same time (the SB 800 as the Master and the two SB 600 as slave).

My question is: how do I set that up?

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Hi Frank, I use the same combination of the exact three flashguns you have. Works beautifully. I mount the sb-800 on my camera and set it to Master Mode (press and hold the center button till the menu comes up, select the master). Set the other two sb600s as slave. Please make sure the channel is set the same in all three flashes... when positioning the slave flashes, make sure that sensors on the remote will recieve the light from the main flash. For maximum coverage I use the sb-800 with a diffuser in bounce mode. You will be amazed at the quality of interior phots you can get with a 3 flash combo.

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  • kristinedaub Dec 31, 2010

    Are all three flashes supposed to fire at the same time? When I test my 800 the slaves flash later. And once I place the 800 onto my actual camera the master mode goes away. Are my camera (D100) and my flash (SB800) not compatible?

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