Follow the steps below to mount an optional flash unit on the camera and take photographs using the flash.

  1. Mount the unit on the accessory shoe.

    See the manual provided with the unit for details.

    Use Only Nikon Flash Accessories

    Use only Nikon flash units. Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent normal operation, but damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash.

  2. Turn on the camera and flash unit.

    The flash will begin charging; the flash-ready indicator (c) will be displayed when charging is complete.

  3. Adjust flash settings.

    Choose the flash control mode (0 Flash Control Mode) and flash mode (0 Flash Modes).

  4. Adjust shutter speed and aperture.

  5. Take pictures.

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed can be set as follows when an optional flash unit is used:

Mode Shutter speed
b Set automatically by camera (1/200 s–1/60 s)
P, A Set automatically by camera (1/200 s–1/60 s) *
S Value selected by user (1/200 s–30 s)
M Value selected by user (1/200 s–30 s, Bulb, Time)

Shutter speed may be set as slow as 30 s if slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, or slow sync with red-eye reduction is selected for flash mode.