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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young

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What Is the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)?

CLS is an advanced wireless lighting technology that allows you to use your imagination in designing “creative” lighting arrangements. No wires are used, and the remote flash units are controlled by a central “commander.” You can use the commander mode built into a hot-shoe-mounted commander device such as the SB-800 and SB-900 Speedlights or the dedicated SU-800 Commander Unit.

You can easily experiment with setups and flash output. There is no need to figure complex lighting ratios when you can control your flash banks right from the commander unit and see the results immediately. CLS simplifies the use of multiple flash unit setups for portraiture, interiors, nature, or any situation where several ...

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