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muncle56   US  Registered since 01st Dec 2012 Tue 15-Jan-13 04:09 AM
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"Looking for an inexpensive Flash"



Looking for an inexpensive flash that I can use on my d40X I want i-TTL capability. Is the Yongnuo brand any good? Is their YN-467 compatible with the d40X?

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Tue 15-Jan-13 12:01 PM
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#1. "RE: Looking for an inexpensive Flash"
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I personally don't recommend Yongnuo. Consider the Sigma EF-610 DG (not the Super), or the Nissin Di-466, both of which are iTTL and compatible with the D40x. They're less than half of the price of a Nikon SB-700.

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sl33py Silver Member  Seattle, US  Nikonian since 24th Apr 2008 Tue 15-Jan-13 10:34 PM
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what does inexpensive = for you? What's your budget?

I personally have really enjoyed the flexibility Nikon's CLS has provided me. I've also purchased most of my Nikon speedlights online and used. (craigslist and nikonians both are great). Now have a 910, 2x800's, and a 600.

I picked up the used SB-600 so i could recover my permanently "borrowed" SB-800 from my GF. I think i paid 160 in almost new condition...

But that may not be inexpensive to you, especially compared to the price of the Yongnuo flashes.

  

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muncle56   US  Registered since 01st Dec 2012 Wed 16-Jan-13 04:04 AM
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My budget is up to about $150. I don't need anything fancy. You've had no problems buying used flash units?

  

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mkbee1 Silver Member  West Valley, US  Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012 Wed 16-Jan-13 04:26 AM
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You might take a look at Sunpak products, or the newer Vivitar flashes.

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NenBikonian   Roswell, US  Registered since 30th Sep 2011 Wed 16-Jan-13 06:47 PM
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Look for a used SB600 or SB700 at www.KEH.com or in the "I want to Sell" forum here on Nikonians. You should be able to find a good, used SB600 around $150. I think that's your best solution, assuming you get one in good or excellent shape (KEH, by the way, very conservatively rates their products so a rating of EX or EX+ is very nearly like new. I bought a used, BGN qualilty SB-26 from them many years ago and was surprised by just how clean it was and how close to a new product it seemed to work).

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Wed 16-Jan-13 06:55 PM
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> I don't need anything fancy. You've had no problems buying used flash units?

No, no problems. I have three SB-600s, one bought new, two bought used from KEH. I guess I can go back to my receipts and figure out which one came new and which came from KEH, but the point is that I certainly cannot tell by looking at them or using them.

Flash units tend to be binary: they work, or they don't. They don't "kind of" break. Lots of us still have flash units working perfectly from decades past. For example, I have a perfectly fine SB-20 from 1983 and an even old SB-11 "Hammerhead" which I believe dates from 1979.

I personally use both Nikon and Sigma flash units and none of them have given me any trouble.

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waxart   Vallejo, US  Registered since 16th Jan 2008 Wed 16-Jan-13 07:10 PM
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I have an SB600 in excellent condition which I am willing to sell for $150 + shipping. Contact me at waxart@sbcglobal.net if interested.

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sl33py Silver Member  Seattle, US  Nikonian since 24th Apr 2008 Wed 16-Jan-13 08:58 PM
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absolutely no issue. again i don't think a single speedlight is new... all 3 (4 if i count GF's 600) are working great and came to me used from Nikonians or CL.

Check them out first and if not beat to hell... It's pretty amazing the deal you can get sometimes!

I wonder how the SB-600 compares to one of the Nissin or Sunpaks?

GL and let us know what you get!

Rob

  

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sl33py Silver Member  Seattle, US  Nikonian since 24th Apr 2008 Wed 16-Jan-13 09:17 PM
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definitely agree! 0 or 1.

I have a couple really old non-Nikon's i've picked up here and there as well. pop in a set of batts and they fire!

One thing on the 600 I forgot to mention. It works with CLS triggering, but i don't believe it has an optical slave trigger... there was a SU-4 module you could add on for that feature (hotshoe). In case you want to do off camera flash later and use optical triggering.

And it doesn't act as a commander to control other speedlights via CLS. But down the road you can control it via CLS!

Another inexpensive option (i think the hotshoe SU-4 trigger was a bit spendy) is a set of radio triggers. Cheapo china ones should work for you to start, or you can look at PW if you want to invest a bit.

GL!

rob

  

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