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Decided to start experimenting with Flashlights - where to start??


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#1 pkol

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:03

Hi,

I never used a flashlight before (apart from the D700 onboard flash) and would like to start experimenting with it. So I'm decided to get a flashlight. Because I'm a total novice in the field I would like to hear your advice on which flash to buy.

I'm thinking either SB 910 or SB 700, but then again I don't know much about the subject. Maybe there are better non-Nikon options.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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#2 Bjørn J

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:15

I can highly recommend the SB700. It is lighter and much smaller than the 910, and the flash output is 1 stop less.
I have both the SB900 and the 700, and I almost always use the 700.
And I do not believe there are better non-Nikon options :)
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#3 pkol

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:29

Thanks Bjorn
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#4 EL_guest

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:27

The SB 910 is huge, but a larger and a little nicer light, compared to a SB 700.
I sell use the SB 800 types, It has a completely different menu to SB 00 and SB 910
SB 800 doesn't have the 'security' to turn off the flash before it overheats, a much hated feature of the SB 900 and SB 910

#5 palalaikka

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:48

My recommendation: http://www.fotozones...ait-photography

#6 FXMPhoto

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 17:35

If you are a complete novice to flash photography I would recommend you check out strobist.com before even buying anything. You will find some gear recommendations in the lighting 101 section that you might find useful. If you must have a Nikon flash, I would recommend getting your hands on a used SB600 if you can find one otherwise the SB700 is a fantastic flash to start out with also.

I would just not spend loads of money on a flash before you know what to do with it.
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