Nikon SB 600 Speedlight/Flash for D40x

Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight

Back in school days I would always draw and sketch the charts for science class as my teachers thought I was good at it. But as the time passed I never improved my drawing/painting skills because I never painted except for some school competition and would end up with a second prize. I have always been fascinated with photography. After moving to Dubai in 2003, got my first camera which was a Canon PowerShot A80, it is a simple point n shoot camera with some “Manual” options. So I played around with it for a while.

Last year at gitex I got a good deal on Nikon D40x which is an entry level Digital SLR which was bundled with a 70-300mm lens for AED 3,500. But still I have not been doing much with it. I think now its high time I spared some time for my hobbies as well.

Last friday I attended couple of great sessions at Gulf Photo Plus 2009. One was by Bobbi Lane on “Portraits Tips, Tricks & Lighting Ideas” and the other was by Cliff Mautner on “Learning how to use your (external) flash or speedlite”. The rooms were packed with enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals. I never really knew the power of speedlights before.

So yesterday I went to Grand Stores at The Dubai Mall and got a Nikon SB 600 speedlight. Nikon SB 800 was not in my budget, so had to settle for this one. My Nikon D40x does not have the commander mode by which I could trigger the flash off camera wirelessly, so I wanted an off camera TTL cord and the best one for me would be Nikon SC-29. But Grand Stores does not have it. Anyone knows from where I can get this in Dubai?.

4 thoughts on “Nikon SB 600 Speedlight/Flash for D40x”

  1. Great story, the SB-600 is a great flash. I got two of them for my D90, a couple of light stands and umbrellas. The wireless remote flash functionality of the CLS is wonderful. I wanted to get the cable too, did you find it yet? Come share your experience at

  2. If you want to see the actual product before buying, many
    shops in malls also sell cheap electronic cameras.
    This does not signify that you need to compromise to the large extent and purchases cheap digital cameras
    that have least functions. The reviews show that this
    is a trusted camera for regular users.

  3. Por cierto bidan tienes razon con tu comentario en la entrada anterior ;D voy a ver algunos temas y te aviso tengo demasiados numeros y grafios y no es nada interesante Saludos y gracias!

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