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Bobaro Registered since 05th Nov 2005Mon 07-Nov-05 04:10 PM
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"Flash gun for D50"


Bolton - Nr Manchester, UK
          

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.

Bob (UK).

...what does an occasional table do the rest of the time?

  

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter MemberMon 07-Nov-05 05:20 PM
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Bob, Welcome to Nikonians!

The SB-800 or the SB-600 are the Nikon dedicated flashes what will provide I-TTL flash metering with your camera.

Metz have the 54AF-1 flash, $290 (- $20 rebate). The SB-600 is $185 and the SB-800 is $320. The SB-800 is a top of the line flash that can do quite a lot.*

Withe the Metz more expensive than the SB-600, I'd give the SB-600 a look if I were on a budget. Between the Metz and Nikon SB-800, I'd spend a little more and get the Nikon dedicated SB-800.

*These prices are for Nikon USA products from B&H's website as of this post.

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sillyconguru Registered since 31st Oct 2005Mon 07-Nov-05 07:12 PM
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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.

  

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Bobaro Registered since 05th Nov 2005Wed 09-Nov-05 04:52 PM
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Bolton - Nr Manchester, UK
          

Dear avm247 and Sillyconguru,

Many thanks for your kind advice, it is appreciated.

Thank you.

Bob.

...what does an occasional table do the rest of the time?

  

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