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Sb600 compatibilily with d80 how simple? advise settings for portraits

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Leave the flash in ttl, with the backlight setting on. The flash should be off camera to one side at a bout a 45 degree angle to the subject. you should get an off camera flash cord like the one shown http://www.spartanphotocenter.com/spec-sheet.html?catalog[name]=Nikon-SC-29-TTL-Coiled-Remote-Cord-flash-cord&catalog[product_guids][0]=08e8b97d-5f2f-4b4a-9ed7-2adb002dd0cf this will allow you to get a more pleasing side light. the camera can be set where ever you are most comfortable.

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I want to use my nikon d80 with my sb600 and as a infrared remote


The Nikon D80's shutter can be released via handheld "IR" or infrared remote. You can buy them online or in most camera shops. The Nikon branded one will cost the most, but really doesn't perform a whole lot better than the $5 third party versions. The nice thing about IR remotes is that only a transmitter is needed. There's a built in IR receiver on the front of the camera body, and as long as it is not obstructed - or too far from the transmitter, it will work fine.

The SB600 will fire if setup to work correctly when the shutter is released "normally" - triggering with a IR remote will not affect the SB600 flash whether mounted on the camera or if in "commander mode". The D80 manual has details on pg 38 to operate in both the instant and time delayed IR operation modes and should be consulted as Nikon does not allow copy and paste from the manual - and they make use of graphics for button functions.

When distances are too great for the IR remote, you'll need to go the route of an RF or radio frequency remote instead. Many of these will work at distance up to and even beyond 100 yards. They consist of a transmitter and receiver. The receiver can be mounted on the hot shoe of the camera or tethered via cable to the camera body. This is not the question you asked about, so I won't go into further detail - but only mention it as another way of doing the same thing from greater distances or when you can not be in front of the camera to access the IR receiver on the D80 body.

If this was helpful, please rate it as such. Thanks and good luck!

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I cant get corect skin colour tone in auto white balance.i got some photographs and i see exif data of that photos in photoshop.at the exposure mode it showing manual exposure but at the scene cature type...


You can't. The Portrait mode, like all the other point&shoot modes, are automatic. The camera controls most functions, like exposure metering, auto-focus mode, and white-balance. If you want control over the camera, you'll have to use one of the PSAM modes.

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Please check your exposure value (EV) settings. You may have raised this and forgot to move it back.

You should be able to play with exposure also via the Shutter, Aperture and ISO settings

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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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Hi - You can download the Nikon D80 Guide to Digital Photography manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

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Firstly see page 58:

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Try setting the white balance to fluorescent an compare. Also you could set your own white balance preset by shooting a white card as per page 59. Lastly you can play with the "tone adjustment" on page 80.

Let us know how you get on!


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In whacky situations like this it is always best to re-set your camera and flash settings. Somewhere on your D80 you will find two function buttons with small green dots next to them. These are the resets. Push both in at the same time until the display LCD flashes.. The camera is now reset to default settings.You will now have to re-set your FV button to the custom setting you had it at before.

Also, reset you flash by turning on the power and removing the batteries and re-install them.

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That's just the quirky autofocus of the d80. Try tilting the camera diagonally to focus and tilting back up to shoot.
Unfortunately, autofocus issues like those are the difference between a d80 and a d200/d300 :/

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