Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
(User’s Manual – D300S page 348; D300 page 357)
CLS is an advanced wireless lighting technology that allows you to use your imagination in designing “creative” lighting arrangements. No wires are used since the CLS-compatible remote flash units are controlled by a “commander device”, or what Nikon refers to as a “master flash unit”. You can use the Commander mode built into the D300(S), or you can use an Accessory shoe-mounted commander such as the SB-900 Speedlight, SB-800 Speedlight, or SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander unit. The SB-600 only has a remote mode, so it cannot be used as a commander unit.
We’ll only consider the built-in Commander mode in this chapter. I suggest buying a copy of The Nikon Creative ...