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cesar7283 Basic MemberThu 04-Oct-01 08:18 AM
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"Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?"



          

Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?

Power.
Features.
Communication with camera.
Advanced features.
It may be used for FM2n as well.
More bang for price?



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Reply message RE: Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?
jjussi
04th Oct 2001
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Reply message Slave with the SB-26
LucVN
04th Oct 2001
2
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jrp Administrator
04th Oct 2001
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Ed
05th Oct 2001
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jjussi
05th Oct 2001
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cesar7283
05th Oct 2001
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Clubsport
11th Oct 2001
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cesar7283
14th Oct 2001
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jjussi Basic MemberThu 04-Oct-01 12:06 PM
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#1. "RE: Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?"
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KLAUKKALA, FI
          

Check: http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/speedlights.htm

>Is the SB-26 a better flash
>than the SB-28 for N80?
Yes and no.. SB-26 have more features.

>Power.

No real difference. Reading manuals you find out that in 18/20 mm. mode you get extra meter to range with SB-26. Other focal lengths are same...

>Features.

SB-26 you can use as Slave. Normal and Delayed.

>Communication with camera.

Works, same features... With SB-26 REAR-sync is selected from flash and not from camera.

>Advanced features.

Only that slave mode.

>It may be used for FM2n
>as well.

Both can be use.

>More bang for price?

If you are lucky you can find SB-26 as used. SB-28 or SB-28DX probably not...


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LucVN Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources Basic MemberThu 04-Oct-01 09:11 PM
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#2. "Slave with the SB-26"
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Brussels, BE
          

Hi All,

Can someone confirm that the SB-26 can be used as a slave flash?
Is this functionality wireless (like a built in SU-4)?

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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 MemberThu 04-Oct-01 11:17 PM
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#3. "RE: Slave with the SB-26"
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The SB-26 can be used as a slave, in the sense that it can be triggered with another flash, however I don´t believe this would be TTL, most likely the SB-26 will have to be controlled manually.
Will a owner of a SB-26 please correct me or confirm this? I am not at home with my manuals. Sorry.
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Ed Basic MemberFri 05-Oct-01 05:44 AM
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#5. "RE: Slave with the SB-26"
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You are correct, JRP. A sensor on the "slaved" SB-26, and not the camera's TTL meter, controls its own flash output. Setting it on "Delay" is recommended so as not to fool the on-board main flash which is by default on TTL. Photographers probably found this feature not too useful and so it was omitted on the SB-28 (just an opinion).

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jjussi Basic MemberFri 05-Oct-01 05:46 AM
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#6. "RE: Slave with the SB-26"
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KLAUKKALA, FI
          

>The SB-26 can be used as
>a slave, in the sense
>that it can be triggered
>with another flash, however I
>don´t believe this would be
>TTL, most likely the SB-26
>will have to be controlled
>manually.

Just right! SB-26 is fired with other flash! It will fire same time if set to 'S' and after other flash if set to 'D'. When slave mode it works in mode 'A' w/o connection to camera. --> you must set right ISO and Aperature settings to flash before use.

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cesar7283 Basic MemberFri 05-Oct-01 05:15 AM
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#4. "RE: Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?"
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Thanks.
Does the 28 improve on anything the 26 does?

  

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Clubsport Basic MemberThu 11-Oct-01 04:41 AM
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#7. "RE: Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?"
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Go with a used SB-26 if you want to save some cash. I own the SB-26 and from what I recall and may be incorrect on this, the idea of the SB-28 was to give a slight increase in number of flashes per battery set and maybe a reduction in size of the actual unit thus the dissapearance of the slave.

I know at the time of release of the SB-28 I required a second camera mounted flash for a couple of months and considered buying a new unit but I didn't consider the SB-28 worthwhile. I ended up borrowing a second SB-26 for my needs.

The gun I own I've had since 1994 and its had extensive use and worked flawlessly. The only problem I may run into is the locking thread on the SB-26 base is starting to wear from repetitive use. Now sticking slightly in one spot. It may be starting to strip it's thread. This would be just as likely to occur on the SB-28.



  

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cesar7283 Basic MemberSun 14-Oct-01 03:24 AM
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#8. "RE: Is the SB-26 a better flash than the SB-28 for N80?"
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Thanks,
It seems like the 26 has more fans than the 28. Thanks for the info.

  

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