Configuring Nikon’s CLS System

This video is an introduction to configuring Nikon’s built-in CLS (creative lighting system) to wirelessly trigger off-camera flashes. Many Nikon DSLR’s have the capability to wirelessly command and control off-camera flashes. This system is very powerful in that you can use both TTL and manual control and somewhat limited because infrared is line-of-sight and has a limited range. The amazing thing about this is that you can control the power output of several flashes in different groups directly by using the built-on, pop-up flash from your camera.

In this video, I show you how to configure a Nikon D700’s built-on pop-up flash as a commander to control off-camera Nikon flashes. By going into the flash control settings on the camera and setting the camera’s built-on flash to act as a commander, you can wirelessly control off-camera flashes directly from your camera.

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