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alfanator Registered since 12th Oct 2006Thu 09-Nov-06 04:35 AM
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"Which flash for D50? SB 600, SB 800 Others?"


Seattle/Tokyo/Shanghai, US
          

Considering that the street price for the SB 600 with diffuser and filters is about $50 less than the SB800 with filters and diffuers. Would it make more sense to get the SB800?

Alternatively, is there a smaller flash that works well with the D50 that costs less?

Noob with a D50 w/18-200VR & 55mm Micro.
Old School Coolpix 995

  

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09th Nov 2006
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09th Nov 2006
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09th Nov 2006
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17th Nov 2006
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CatSplat Registered since 17th Sep 2006Thu 09-Nov-06 07:15 AM
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#1. "RE: Which flash for D50? SB 600, SB 800 Others?"
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Calgary, CA
          

I strongly reccommend the SB-800, for the meagre price difference it's got more features, more power, and wireless control. It's a fantastic unit.

- Trevor Miles (a Calgary Nikonian)
www.osphoto.ca
"Kick reason to the curb! Who do you think we are?"

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Thu 09-Nov-06 07:40 AM
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eugene, US
          

If its only $50 it is no contest.

ledmun

  

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Russ1 Registered since 28th Oct 2006Thu 09-Nov-06 01:52 PM
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US
          

For that price I would get the sb-800 unless size and weight are an issue on camera.
BTW Where did you see only $50 between the 2, I can only find $126..

  

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Solutions Etcetera Registered since 21st Jun 2006Thu 09-Nov-06 09:46 PM
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#4. "RE: Which flash for D50? SB 600, SB 800 Others?"
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Pollock Pines, US
          

OK... I may get flack here for this, but I went down the road of an SB800 on camera and even with a diffuser it still looked like flash (hate the look).

So I went for the off camera cord and an additional SB600. Much better with two off camera flashes... but at about US$600+ it is pricey.

I get equally good results using the D50 in manual flash mode with a couple of $20 Quantaray slaves:

http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/531660769.htm?bct=t13031003%3Bcidigital-cameras-and-accessories%3Bciflashes

Granted they do not have the big guide numbers of the Nikon units, but my use does not require this, and with a couple of simple calculations the results are superb.

BTW, for those of you with Macs... I wrote a little application that calculates distance and exposure using the D50 with one or two MS-1's. I will send it to you if you like.

Best regards,


Scott Simon
Solutions Etcetera

Scott Simon

Solutions Etcetera
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Katchina Registered since 30th Aug 2006Fri 17-Nov-06 10:14 AM
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#5. "RE: Which flash for D50? SB 600, SB 800 Others?"
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BE
          

Hi there, Scott/Solutions etc.,

I'm most interested.

I use a D70 myself and I am considering a SB-800 unit (I've tried a co-worker's on several occasions, and with a reflector and 90° angle, I liked the results).

Your solution, however, seems very low-cost and might be a good alternative. I'm wondering how you trigger these small units, however ? Do they automatically react to the built-in flash unit ? Or is there some more advanced magic going on ?

Any other reader has an opinion on this ?

  

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Solutions Etcetera Registered since 21st Jun 2006Fri 17-Nov-06 02:04 PM
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#6. "RE: Which flash for D50? SB 600, SB 800 Others?"
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Pollock Pines, US
          

The slaves have a sensor on top of them that triggers when they see the built in flash. The built in flash needs to be set to manual mode so that there are no pre-flashes to prematurely trigger the slaves.

The range for the slaves is about 40 feet indoors and up to 30 feet outdoors.

-ss

Scott Simon

Solutions Etcetera
http://www.solutionsetcetera.com

  

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alembicbassman Registered since 30th Oct 2004Fri 17-Nov-06 03:51 PM
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#7. "RE: Which flash for D50? SB 600, SB 800 Others?"
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The North, GB
          

SB400 is the new small flash.

2AA batts. Bounce head and full i-TTL with D50

  

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