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thanigai   Santa Clara, US  Registered since 21st Nov 2012 Sun 09-Dec-12 04:40 AM
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"Beginner flash recommendation"



Dear Nikonians,
I am looking into getting a speed light to add to my Nikon D7000. I may not purchase it right away. But look for some good deals if I know what I want to get. My primary focus right now is portrait photography and mostly shoot indoors.

I was looking for some cheap options (less than $200). The latest Nikon speed light options are very expensive; so I was looking for some old models. I was searching for SB-600 and don't find this on sale in most places. I found this for less than $200 in the website below. Is this reliable?

http://www.mellodigital.com/productdetail.asp?productid=1109

Please recommend other options if any.

Thank you
Velu

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Chris Platt Silver Member  Newburg, US  Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012 Sun 09-Dec-12 11:50 AM
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I simply don't believe that they, or any other retailers, have a brand new SB-600 in stock. If I thought that was true, I'd be ordering it right now instead of typing this reply. I would expect you to get a call from them after you order so they can offer you some substitute.

Recommend you always check ResellerRatings.com before buying from an unkown online retailer. There are a number of bait-and-switch folks out there who can be very frustrating to work with.

If you absolutely cannot afford a SB-700, you may want to consider Nissin or some other alternative - with an understanding that you have to be very careful to make sure they are completely compatible with Nikon's CLS/wireless capabilities. I used to recommend Sigma, but their latest products are not compatible with the D7000s wireless system according to their compatibility table.

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thanigai   Santa Clara, US  Registered since 21st Nov 2012 Sun 09-Dec-12 09:38 PM
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Thanks Chris for the reply.

You are right. There are a lot of complaints about this seller in ResellerRatings.com.

SB-700 is just a little over $100 more expensive than my budget. I will wait for a while and go for the Nikon SB-700 flash.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Mon 10-Dec-12 08:02 AM
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Hi Velu,

With a resllerrating of 4.75 I would not consider purchasing from MellowDigital either.

Occasionally the Nikon Store and other well known retailers offer Refurbished SB-600's.
You can also find used SB-600's at www.keh.com and other well known Nikon Authorized Dealers.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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