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Thumper1929 Registered since 20th Oct 2013Sun 20-Oct-13 04:35 PM
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"Need to buy a flash attachment for my D60"
Tue 01-Apr-14 01:29 AM by jrp

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Hi all,
I currently have a D60 & use a Tamron 18-270mm lens. The pop up flash does not work well, so I need to purchase a flash now. Any recommendations?

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 20-Oct-13 06:47 PM
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Hi Kimberly,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Do you have a budget in mind?
I would recommend an SB-700 or a used or refurbished SB-600.
The SB-400 is the least expensive option. The problem is it is only slightly more powerful than the built-in Speedlight. It also has a very low profile which makes red-eye more likely, especially at longer focal lengths.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Thumper1929 Registered since 20th Oct 2013Mon 21-Oct-13 09:20 PM
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Thank you for your speedy reply! I will take a look a these! Thanks!!!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 21-Oct-13 10:01 PM
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Hi Kimberly,

Your welcome.
Glad to help.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Mon 31-Mar-14 03:14 PM
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Mon 31-Mar-14 03:16 PM by mkbee1

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It will depend greatly on your budget. I returned an SB 400 and exchanged it for my SB-600, which is a great flash, and more powerful, but complicated.

Nikon Flashes are rapidly "outmoded", and replaced with more complex and expen$ive models.

I have had good service from Sunpak flashes through the years.

My wife gave me,a Sunpak PZ42X for Christmas, which, I think, is more user-friendly than the SB 600,IMO, and about equal in performance, but I haven't run any comparison tests. It is also less $$$.

There are other third-party flashes that will also give good service. I've had no personal experience with the smaller Sunpak RD2000,which seems to be more powerful than the on-board flashes. I owned the PF30x, which is also a good, powerful little flash, but will only tilt its head, and not swivel.

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jcsocalphoto Registered since 19th Apr 2013Mon 31-Mar-14 04:53 PM
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I have all three of the flashes mentioned (the SB-400, 600 & 700). The nice thing about the SB-400 (which I guess there is a newer SB-300 out there, but not as nice as the 400 from what I understand)... the nice thing about the SB-400 is the head tilts up to bounce the flash off the ceiling (verses the pop-up flash). I take this flash with me on vacations as it's small and easy to carry.

The SB-600 and the SB-700 are both larger flashes (I replaced my SB-800 with the 700 and actually wish I'd kept the 800 and traded up with the 600). The SB-700 has a better menu setup than the 600, but that's for the most part the only thing I really notice different (I think the flash power is about the same). Both the 600 and the 700 can be used off camera and triggered by your pop-up flash (which is really nice it you get into off camera flash placement). The 400 can't be used like this unless you get remotes to trigger the flash unit.

Obviously, the SB-400 is going to be the least expensive (about $110 new, maybe $80 used), next the SB-600 (this prices are all over the place as they are no longer made so you can only find them used or refurbished)... maybe $150-180(?). Then the SB-700 as it's the newer of the three. you can find these new, refurbished and used...

I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed with any of them over the pop-up flash, but I'd go for one of the larger two flashes also - they are going to be more flexible if you're needing more flash.
Good luck.

Jack
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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberTue 01-Apr-14 01:45 AM
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