How to use the Nikon SB-600 flash in wireless slave mode with the Nikon D7000.

The Nikon D7000 is set up to work with the SB-600 flash in slave mode, without  the necessity of any extra devices. It’s actually really easy to set up too. Problem is there aren’t a lot of resourced out there to tell you how to do it.

So here is my gift to you: An easy, step by step, guide to how to get these two to play nice together. Pictures included!

Preparing your D7000. 

SB 600 wireless slave mode with the Nikon D7000Step 1) Make sure that your D7000 is set to M, A, S, or P mode. This is the only way to get your SB-600 to work with it.

Step 2) Turn your camera on and go into pencil mode. Once in pencil mode you’ll want to go to your “Bracketing/Flash” Menu.


 Nikon SB-600 flash in wireless slave mode with the Nikon D7000

Step 3) Then you can select “Flash cntrl for build-in flash” (should be third from the top).

Step 4) In this menu, you’ll want to enter “Commander Mode”

 Nikon SB-600 flash in wireless slave

Step 5) For starters you’ll want to set your “Build-in flash” to mode ” – -”  Nikon SB-600 flash in wireless slave mode with the Nikon D7000 step by step guide
Set your Group A to TTL. (if you’re doing two flashes, you should set both Group A and Group B to TTL.). Set your channel to 1
(You can choose another channel later, but 1 is easiest to remember).

Alright, if you’ve done all this your camera is ready!  Lets work on that flash.

Preparing your Flash:

Step 1) Turn on your flash 🙂

Step 2) Hold down the “Zoom” and “-” button at the same time until you get a new menu.

 Nikon SB-600 flash in wireless slave mode with the Nikon D7000

Step 3) Once at the new menu, use the “+” and “-” buttons to change the screen until you see a squiggly line in the shape of a “Z.”

 Nikon SB-600 flash in wireless slave mode with the Nikon D7000 by Rayna McGinnis
Step 4) Once you get this screen, you want it to say “On”. If it doesn’t, push the “mode” button until “On” appears with the squiggly “Z”.

Step 5) At this point, you want to once again hold down the “Zoom” and ” – ” button simultaneously. Your page should now look like this.

Step 6) You can now use mode to select “CH” (Channel) and Group. You can use the “+” and ” – ” buttons to select which channels and groups. In this particular case we used Channel 1 and Group A.

Step 7) Set your zoom to whatever you’d like.

Step 8) Go have fun!

If you have any questions, let me know!!