i have an option of purchasing an f5 with an sb28. anybody who has this camera and used both the sb28 and 26 can tell me what's missing in the 26 that the 28 has?
i've only used 28's till now. http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/speedlights.htm doesn't list some features working with the sb26 like it did for the 28. just worried i won't get in a rut .i'm trying to keep my equipment similar so when i do my wedding pics i don't have problems remmbering the differences between them.
#2. "RE: sb26 with f5 ok?" In response to Reply # 1
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#3. "RE: sb26 with f5 ok?" In response to Reply # 2
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#4. "RE: sb26 with f5 ok?" In response to Reply # 0
Ditto to what Jussi stated - it's the other way around.
IMHO, the SB-26 is a better light than the SB-28, mainly because of it's cordless (or corded) slave capailities. Further, it uses less battery power when the red-eye reduction is turned off (never needed w/ an F5 anyway). However, the SB-26 is a little bigger than the SB-28, but that doesn't bother me.
I have 3 SB-26 in use with my F5 and my N90s. Had 2, and a new SB-28. Didn't like the SB-28, turned it back in for a refund and bought a used SB-26 instead (along w/ a used 24mm f/2.8).
I have always believed that Nikon discontinued the SB-26 and replaced it with the SB-28 in order to market the SU-4 slave trigger (which is the SB-26 circuitry in new packaging). This, of course, was to increase sales revenue.
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