Adjust settings for wireless remote flash units or optional flash units mounted on the camera accessory shoe.

  • For information on adjusting settings for optional flash units mounted on the camera accessory shoe, see “Flash Photography” (Flash Photography).

  • For information on adjusting settings for wireless remote flash units, see “Remote Flash Photography” (Remote Flash Photography).

Flash Control Mode

Choose a flash control mode and flash level and adjust other settings for SB-5000, SB-500, SB-400, or SB-300 flash units mounted on the camera accessory shoe.

  • The options available in the flash control display vary with the option selected for [Flash control mode].

  • Settings for flash units other than the SB-5000, SB-500, SB-400, and SB-300 can only be adjusted using flash unit controls.

  • Settings for an SB-5000 mounted on the accessory shoe can also be adjusted using the controls on the flash unit.

Option

Description

[TTL]

Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to shooting conditions.

[Auto external flash]

Light from the flash is reflected from the subject to an auto external flash sensor and flash output adjusted automatically.

[Distance-priority manual]

Choose the distance to the subject; flash output will be adjusted automatically.

[Manual]

Choose the flash level manually.

[Repeating flash]

The flash fires repeatedly during the exposure, producing a multiple-exposure effect.

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-R11a or WR-R10 wireless remote controller is mounted on the camera.

Option

Description

Y

[Optical AWL]

The remote flash units are controlled using low-intensity flashes emitted by the master flash (Optical AWL).

Z

[Radio AWL]

The remote flash units are controlled by radio signals from a WR-R11a/WR-R10 attached to the camera (Radio AWL).

[Off]

Remote flash photography disabled.

Remote Flash Control

Choose the remote flash control mode. Flash options can be adjusted in the flash control display; the options available vary with the option selected for [Remote flash control].

Option

Description

[Group flash]

Choose a separate flash control mode for each group of remote flash units (Group Flash, Group Flash).

[Quick wireless control]

Choose the balance between groups A and B and adjust output for group C manually (Quick Wireless Control, Quick Wireless Control (SB-5000 Only)).

[Remote repeating]

The flash units fire repeatedly while the shutter is open, producing a multiple-exposure effect (Remote Repeating, Remote Repeating (SB-5000 Only)).

Radio Remote Flash Info

View the flash units currently controlled via radio AWL.