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Vsteelrider Registered since 13th Oct 2012Thu 18-Oct-12 06:50 PM
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"Aftermarket flashgun"


GB
          

Can any of you guys recommend a ttl flashgun as a cheaper but affective alternative to an original nikon branded unit.
Thinking around £100 price range.
Obviously it would need to be an improvement on the built in pop up unit.

  

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19th Oct 2012
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19th Oct 2012
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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 19-Oct-12 04:05 AM
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Richmond, US
          

I'd go for the Sigma EF-610, the non-super version. Pretty much an SB-700 less the commander and slave functionality, but half the price. It is a BIG improvement over the popup. Supposedly the Nissim ones are in the same category.

I'd stay away from the Yonghuo ones, as I can't remember which are the good ones and which are not.

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My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

  

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jnovember Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Mar 2009Fri 19-Oct-12 11:21 AM
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Gillette, US
          

Nissin DI866

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Vsteelrider Registered since 13th Oct 2012Fri 19-Oct-12 06:36 PM
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GB
          

Thanks Guys
Decided on the Nissin DI622 Mk II
Within my £100 budget, and reviews look excellent
Many Thanks for your advise and is anyone using one of these on there D7000
Sorry Mods for posting in the wrong section and thanks for moving it for me.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 20-Oct-12 02:51 AM
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Hi Angelo,

Let us know how well the Nissin DI622 Mk II works for you.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Vsteelrider Registered since 13th Oct 2012Sat 20-Oct-12 10:19 AM
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GB
          

A quick word of warning !!
The Nissin DI 622 is still available in the older version and sometimes reffered to as the Mk1.
If you own a D7000 as I do, its important that you go for the Mk11 version, which works with the iTTL.
The older units are NOT compatible with the D7000.
Other than that looks like a very good bang for the buck deal.

  

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iunlock Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jan 2012Sat 27-Oct-12 12:54 AM
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New Iberia, US
          

I'm looking at this Nissin DI866. Does this flash support receivers for off camera shooting?

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