Choose the flash control mode for optional flash units mounted on the camera accessory shoe and adjust settings for off-camera flash photography. For information on remote flash photography using multiple flash units, see “Optional Flash Units” (0 Optional Flash Units).

Flash Control Mode

When an SB-5000, SB-500, SB-400, or SB-300 is mounted on the camera, the flash control mode, flash level, and other flash settings can be adjusted using the Flash control > Flash control mode item in the photo shooting menu (in the case of the SB-5000, these settings can also be adjusted using the controls on the flash unit). The options available vary with the flash used, while the options displayed under Flash control mode vary with the mode selected. Settings for other flash units can only be adjusted using flash unit controls.

  • TTL: i-TTL mode. In the cases of the SB-500, SB-400, and SB-300, flash compensation can be adjusted using the W (M) button.
  • Auto external flash: In this mode, output is adjusted automatically according to the amount of light reflected by the subject; flash compensation is also available. Auto external flash supports “auto aperture” (qA) and “non-TTL auto” (A) modes; non-TTL auto is selected automatically if a non-CPU lens is attached without specifying the focal length and maximum aperture using the Non-CPU lens data option in the setup menu (0 Non-CPU Lens Data). See the flash unit manual for details.
  • Distance-priority manual: Choose the distance to the subject; flash output will be adjusted automatically. Flash compensation is also available.
  • Manual: Choose the flash level manually.
  • Repeating flash: The flash fires repeatedly while the shutter is open, producing a multiple-exposure effect. Choose the flash level (Output), the maximum number of times the unit fires (Times), and the number of times the flash fires per second (Frequency, measured in Hertz). The options available for Times vary depending on the options selected for Output and Frequency; see the documentation provided with the flash unit for details.

Wireless Flash Options

Adjust settings for simultaneous wireless control of multiple remote flash units. This option is available only when an SB-5000 or SB-500 flash unit or a WR-R10 wireless remote controller is mounted on the camera.

The WR-R10

A WR-A10 adapter is required when using the WR-R10. Be sure to update the WR-R10 firmware to the latest version (version 3.0 or later); for information on firmware updates, see the Nikon website for your area.

Remote Flash Control

Choose from the following remote flash photography options.

Radio Remote Flash Info

View the flash units currently controlled using radio AWL.