It is possible to use the D7000 as a wireless flash commander to remotely control your SB600, SB800 or SB900 flashlights. The required configuration for this is straightforward and simple. To be able to use this function you have to configure both your camera and flashlight. I’ll tell you how. As my configured language is dutch the names I use for the various menu items might not be correct, but at least it should come near.
- Open the menu.
- Go to the custom settings menu.
- Go to e3, Flash cntrl for built-in flash
- Set the option to Commander mode.
- In commander mode select channel 3.
- If you like you can disable the built-in flash, or configure it manually to flash at 1/125. ( The built-in flash will always fire, even when disabled. However it will only fire pre-flash, not on th eexposure itself)
The D7000 is now configured as flash commander.
I only have a SB600, so I won’t be able to tell you the settings for the SB800 and SB900, but I expect them to be roughly the same.
- Press the Menu and – buttons simultaniously for a little while (CSM buttons)
- In the csm menu select the wriggly arrow.
- Set the option to enabled.
- Exit the CSM menu.
Your flash should now be configured to slave mode. You can verify this in the display. It should say that it’s configured on channel 3 group A.