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Settings for sb-800 to control external sb-600

I guess i'm a dummy !

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  • plahey Dec 28, 2008

    when I do that, there is a 1 sec delay before the 600 fires, how to you setup to avoid this?

    thanks

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Set the SB-800 as the commander and SB-600 as the slave. Press and hold the mode button to open up the menu and select the options.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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    Jian Tan Jul 23, 2008

    sorry, it should be the "Sel" button

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