20 Most Recent Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash Questions & Answers


Is there not a dedicated flash setting ? Look in the manual and the menu system.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


normally is the bulb , flash tube , you need to replace or maybe is the scr transistor most popular problems for this model .

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017


f the flash is not blown, it most likely is wiring/innards that are not connected properly. To fix this you simply need to take apart the camera, locate and reattach said part - or take it to a shop.For more troubleshooting hacks check Nikon D3100 Manual https://guideusermanual.com/product-name-d7000-manual&po=4303&lang=English

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Jun 13, 2017


Series of images is the KEY. If the Power you set the SB-600 is HIGH it will take a LONGER time to recycle than the SB-800. If you try to take a photo before the SB-600 is ready you will get a dark image. The randomness you get is due to the time between shots. In general try to run remote flashes at a lower power so they recycle faster.

I like the SB-800 because it can take 5 cells. 5 cells can really make a difference in the recycle time (faster) The SB-600 only takes 4 cells so it is slower.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Apr 15, 2017


Take a Q-tip and wet the end with a solution of water and baking soda. Repeat until you have cleaned all of the sulfate (the white powder) from the contacts and battery compartment. Use dry Q-tips to prevent a buildup of the solution. After the sulfate is removed, rub a clean eraser mounted to the end of a pencil, on the contacts to remove any oxide which acts as an insulator. Once cleaned, put in new batteries and it should work. If you are not going to use your camera for some time, remove the batteries.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


Yes. Call Nikon's Repair Depot for a free estimate at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


It is strange that all three units have the same problem. I am assuming that when you tested your three units that you did so by attaching them to your camera. If all three are bad, it could be that the problem is in your camera. Let's disregard the ready light for the moment because the ready light could be bad or your flash is only partially charging. As an experiment, turn on one of your SB-600's and after allowing time for it to charge, short out the contact pins on the flash shoe. If it flashes, it could be the camera at fault.

The SB-600 is an older unit. If you have three of them, I will assume that you are using them professionally and they have had heavy consistent use. As a result, your speedlight's capacitors may have reached the end of their life span.

Let's look at what may be happening. By charging, it means that the batteries in your speedlight are supplying a low voltage to a capacitor bank that charge to a higher voltage that is sufficient to fire the flash tube. All capacitors deteriorate over time and use and will lose their ability to charge and maintain a charge. Given the age of your equipment, that may be the case. If you have the knowledge and equipment, I would replace the capacitors on one of your units and see if it works. If not, I would send one of the units into Nikon for a free repair estimate. They can be reached at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


Please take up fishing its less complicated r call nikon

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Feb 01, 2015


Is it really stuck? unlock it by sqeezing the two buttons together and gently wiggle it out.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Feb 01, 2015


What about it?

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Feb 01, 2015


zoom the flash all the way in so you can see if the flash bulb is broke

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Oct 18, 2014


there's a part in inside that triggers the light .. it might need to be fixed.
Please contact Nikon Tech Support to walk you through resetting the flash.
a. Have you tried that? it's in the Manual

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Oct 06, 2014


Oh yes its simple just call Nikon they will be happy to help you

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


Lock your flash down to the camera
make sure the flash and the cameras setting are correct... and please read your book.

Nikon Speedlight... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014

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