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agleisberg Registered since 01st Feb 2009Thu 05-Feb-09 04:03 AM
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"Bower SFD35N"


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I am thinking about picking up this flash for use, untill i can purchase a sb-600 or a sb-900.

Does anyone have any experience with this flash. I am new to photography and dont have alot of $. i have a Nikon D80 with a 18-55mm vr and 55-200mm vr lens.

Also is it able to fire off camera or do you need a transmitter.

One last thing would the SFD728n be a better choice?

Thanks In advance

Andrew

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HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Charter MemberThu 05-Feb-09 01:07 PM
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#1. "RE: Bower SFD35N"
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Andrew:

While the Bower flash units you mentioned may work in the TTL mode on your D80, it is not clear that they will work off-camera. I could not find any detailed specs on Bower units. I did learn that some Bower units do not have optical slave capability or PC ports for corded use.

I would suggest waiting until you can acquire the Nikon SB600. In addition to being a fine on-camera unit, it can be used remotely in the CLS mode under control of the popup speedlight in your D80. It is doubtful that the Bower units are CLS compatible.

My opinion ... there are others.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 05-Feb-09 06:38 PM
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#2. "RE: Bower SFD35N"
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Hi Andrew,

I agree with Hal (HBB). Use the built in Speedlight until you can add an SB-600. Once you add the Nikon flash, the Bower will not work with the CLS system off camera. You pay for what you get!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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agleisberg Registered since 01st Feb 2009Fri 06-Feb-09 12:28 AM
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#3. "RE: Bower SFD35N"
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I apreciate your posts, and fully understand you get what you pay for. But I mainly wanted to pick this up untill I could afford a sb-600.

But really there is no hurry, and this will keep me within $70 of a sb-600

thanks for your opinions

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