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Good, easy-to-read replacement or supplement to the manual
on 22 October 2012
The Nikon CLS book does a good job at covering the SB-600, SB-800, SB-900/910 and R1C1 flashes as well as some basic flash theory, colour theory and case studies.
It is easy to the read for the advanced beginner and on and will be of use to all but professional photographers.
The book starts out with a run down of the Nikon Creative Lightning System (CLS) in about ten pages including af quickstart guide. Next comes basic flash theory, about 25 pages and then on the above mentioned flashes.
The SB-600 and R1C1/SU-800 are covered in about 20 pages each, the SB-800 and SB900/910 50 pages each. LAstly there are 50 pages of tips, tricks and case studies.
The book is well illustrated with photos, diagrams and tables and very accessible to both advanced beginners and seasoned users. I own an SB-600 and SB-910 and have found the book very useful for both getting started as well as getting the basic functions covered.
The book doesn't really adress setups and lightning diagrams so it should really be seen as a technical manual more than a book designed to teach you the "art" of flash photography. The blog 'strobist 101' should do quite nicely for the "art" part.
Recommended to anyone looking for a quick, easy-to-read, yet somewhat thorough guide to the Nikon flashes.