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LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Fri 21-Sep-12 01:53 AM
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"My new monster-SB-16."


Houston, Texas, US
          

KEH had this big guy for a good price. My D300 is no longer accurate with TTL flash, so that gives me a good excuse to play around with the pre-iTTL speedlights, and I've always wanted the SB-16. Just didn't realize how big it was!! It tips the scale at 520 grams with batteries, dwarfs the SB-80DX and SB-800. The trigger voltage is a safe 4.7v. The only thing I don't like is the non TTL auto aperture settings. At the D300's lowest ISO, 100, the choices are f/4 and f/8(my Pentax AF280 is the same). Many flashes let you shoot at 2.8 at ISO 100. The SB-80DX allows f/2 the largest f stop at 100 ISO. My favorite feature is the second wink light that helps provide fill when bouncing. And puts catchlights in their eyes without the bounce card. And it supports TTL with most compatible film cameras.








Bill

D7100 D300, F4e, N90s, N6006, N2000, N6000, N5005, black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN

So many cameras, so little time....

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 21-Sep-12 05:39 AM
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#1. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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Hi Bill,

Congratulations on your new Speedlight.
Have you seen an SB-11 or SB-14?
Enjoy!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Sat 22-Sep-12 01:08 AM
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#2. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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Houston, Texas, US
          

>Hi Bill,
>
>Congratulations on your new Speedlight.
>Have you seen an SB-11 or SB-14?



No I haven't seen them. I know the SB-11 is huge. I assume the 14 is too?

Bill

D7100 D300, F4e, N90s, N6006, N2000, N6000, N5005, black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN

So many cameras, so little time....

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 22-Sep-12 04:12 AM
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#3. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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US
          

Yes.

They are both large "Potato Masher" (Handle) type Speedlights.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Wingman Silver Member Awarded for sharing his excellent work and continued contribution to the forums, most notably at the Aviation forum. Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2002Thu 27-Sep-12 12:27 AM
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#4. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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Kimberley, CA
          

I remember that flash -- I used one happily for several years, til it threw itself down a flight of concrete stairs (my fault -- not the flash) and was replaced by an SB-24. I don't remember much about the -16, but I guess it was pretty good, judging from my shots of that era...

Enjoy

Neal Nurmi

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LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Thu 27-Sep-12 03:43 AM
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#5. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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Thu 27-Sep-12 03:46 AM by LightMeter

Houston, Texas, US
          

>I remember that flash -- I used one happily for several
>years, til it threw itself down a flight of concrete stairs
>(my fault -- not the flash) and was replaced by an SB-24. I
>don't remember much about the -16, but I guess it was pretty
>good, judging from my shots of that era...
>

Did you shove it down the stairs for an excuse to upgrade to the SB24

Bill

D7100 D300, F4e, N90s, N6006, N2000, N6000, N5005, black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN

So many cameras, so little time....

  

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Wingman Silver Member Awarded for sharing his excellent work and continued contribution to the forums, most notably at the Aviation forum. Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2002Thu 27-Sep-12 06:04 AM
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#6. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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Kimberley, CA
          

Well, I'm not sure I remember all the details, LOL. But I surely did love that -24! It was a revelation. Of course, a couple of years later I left it in the Press bus at an event and so lost it, and had to go out and get an SB-28.

I've never thought about it before, but there does seem to be a pattern here...

Neal Nurmi

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MikeyBiker Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2010Thu 27-Sep-12 06:32 PM
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#7. "RE: My new monster-SB-16."
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Valparaiso, US
          

Marty, just slightly off topic, but you mention the SB-11...
Do you know of any way to get it working TTL with my D7k?
I would experiment with indoor soccer and such pastimes.
Have fun,
mike

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