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adman227 Registered since 14th Jul 2002Sat 27-Jul-02 01:26 AM
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"SB-26 vs. SB-28DX"


Miami, US
          


Does anyone have any experience with the SB-26 and the new line of Nikon D100 or D1X cameras. I know Nikon is pushing all of us to use their new line of flashes, but I think the 26 is the best on-camera flash ever made by Nikon. Does anyone know the real reason Nikon stopped making the 26 ???

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Michael --

  

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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 MemberSat 27-Jul-02 03:41 AM
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#1. "RE: SB-26 vs. SB-28DX"
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

The SB-26 is indeed a hell of a flash, but it will not sync with digital cameras. The introduction of the SB-28 made the demand for brand new SB-26 flashes stop down completely.
You need a DX flash for a digital SLR.

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adman227 Registered since 14th Jul 2002Sat 27-Jul-02 04:09 PM
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#2. "RE: SB-26 vs. SB-28DX"
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Miami, US
          

>The SB-26 is indeed a hell of a flash, but it will not sync
>with digital cameras. The introduction of the SB-28 made the
>demand for brand new SB-26 flashes stop down completely.
>You need a DX flash for a digital SLR.


Sir,

I'm not an expert, but everything I've been told by people who know more than myself is, the SB-26 will sync TTL with any of Nikon's new line of digital cameras. The question is...will it do as good ???

Thanks,



  

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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 MemberSat 27-Jul-02 09:12 PM
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#3. "RE: SB-26 vs. SB-28DX"
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

I always thought that sync was like pregnancy, either you have it or not.
My understanding is that only the Fuji S2 does not require the DX feature.
But I am no expert on digital cameras.
Maybe you should post your question at the D1/D100 Forum.

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Nikonnut Registered since 03rd Mar 2002Wed 31-Jul-02 02:31 AM
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#4. "RE: SB-26 vs. SB-28DX"
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Farmingville, US
          

The SB-26 will not work in the TTL mode on any Nikon digital SLR camera body. It will however operate fine in the A mode or in the Manual mode. The SB-26 was replaced by the SB-28 because the SB-28 took up less room in the camera bag and weighed less, a request made by a number of pro's. The SB-28 also does not have the built-in wireless slave feature found in the SB-26. By removing this feature Nikon was able to design a smaller, lighter flash with the same power and features as the SB-26. The wireless slave is now available as a seperate item called the SU-4, for those photographer's who require this feature. In order to use TTL flash with your D-100 you must buy a DX series flash such as the SB-28DX, SB-30DX, SB-50DX or the SB-80DX. The SB-80DX is the current version of the now discontinued SB-28DX equivalent.

Larry C.
The Long Island Nikonian

  

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mythrenegade Basic MemberWed 31-Jul-02 08:06 AM
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#5. "RE: SB-26 vs. SB-28DX"
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Oak Hills, US
          

The SB80dx is a modernized SB26 that is a little more powerful.

The SB26 is awesome, but not for digital.

The SB28 is fine, but not as good as the SB26 IMHO.

The SB28dx works with Nikon's digital cameras.

The SB80dx is the cream of the crop.

Joel

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