Hi, I am a newie to this forum, and also to dSLR (So, please forgive me). Very recently I purchased my first dSLR - the D50 kit. Thus far, I have nothing but praise for it. The assistant in the shop said that the only flash gun you can use on the D50 is a Nikon dedicated flash. I guess that I will have to start saving up for one. What I would like to know is there a cheaper basic alternative (as I do not want to damage the camera) Thanking you in anticipation.
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#2. "RE: Flash gun for D50" In response to Reply # 1
Sigma also have a i-TTL compatible flashgun.
I use an old Nikon-dedicated flashgun (not Nikon manufacture); it doesn't allow TTL flash metering, but is works OK as an auto-sensor flash. The sync voltage is quite low (about 3 volts), so it is perfectly safe to use. Aperture choice is limited with this type of flash (only 3 settings per ISO), but it does the job until I can justify a SB-600.