Nikon DSLRs can be used to trigger an external flash unit without the need for cables or wires.
I'm Lexy Savvides and in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to use Nikon's wireless flash system.
If you're a Canon user I have a customized tutorial for you over at c/net.
What you need is a Nikon [INAUDIBLE] with wireless flash control and a speed light that can receive the signal from your camera.
This is the D800 and the SD910 Flash.
But this method will work on most Nikon DSLRs with a pop up flash.
You can find a full list of compatible cameras in the article.
The first thing we need to do to get started is turn on the camera and enter into one of the manual.
That is P, S, A, or M. Press the menu button and scroll to the custom settings menu.
Find the bracketing/flash option and select it.
On most Nikon [UNKNOWN] look for option e3 or flash control for built in flash.
On this next menu, we need to choose Commander mode, which is right at the bottom here.
The search option for built-in flash will say TTL by default.
Keep this one if you wanna include the output of your pop-up flash in the final exposure.
Otherwise switch to the two dashes.
Leave the other options as they are.
TTL for group A and B then make a note of the channel.
It's usually set to one by default.
Next pop up the flash on your DSLR as this is what's gonna trigger the external flash to fire.
Move to your flash unit and turn it on.
We're going to look for something called remote mode.
Some Nikon Flashes will have a physical switch that can be turned to remote, otherwise it will be found within the menu of your Flash.
Make sure our channel is set to one to match the camera.
The rest is easy.
Set your exposure on the DSLR, position the flash, and take the photo.
That's an easy introduction to Nikon's wireless flash system.
If you want to check out the full tutorial plus [UNKNOWN] more tips and tricks head over to CNET.