Last spring I wrote on this blog about how to set a control button on your D810 to bring up the flash control window with one click. If you were using the popup flash as a commander, this gave you one click access to the flash control window to adjust your flash setting. Recently I was having breakfast with Dave Black, a wizard of flash photography (check out his work and classes here), and he mentioned you could do the same thing with the D5 and D500. He showed me a diagram of how to do it, and I want to pass this along. Since D500 and D5 owners can use radio control of the SB5000, this is controlled via a flash control window on the LCD on the back of the camera. Knowing how to get to this window quickly is especially important.
First step…attach your WR-R10 to your camera. I found I couldn’t access some windows without the transmitter attached. Next, go to MY MENU and and choose add items.
Now choose PHOTO SHOOTING MENU.
Now scroll down to FLASH CONTROL and select this (hit OK button).
Next, select GROUP FLASH OPTIONS and hit okay. You have now put this at the top of your MY MENU.
Now go into the CUSTOM SETTING MENU and choose CONTROLS>Custom Control Assignment.
At this point you need to choose what button you want to assign this control. I chose my Fn2 button since I don’t use it for anything else. Hit OK.
That’s it. If you hit the Fn2 button your flash control screen pops right up, giving you instant control of your flashes.
Thanks again to Dave Black for sharing this information. Check out his Workshop at the Ranch blog for loads of instruction flash technique and many other topics as well. Happy shooting those new SB5000s!