thanigai Santa Clara, US Registered since 21st Nov 2012
Sun 09-Dec-12 04:40 AM
"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?
#1. "RE: Beginner flash recommendation" In response to Reply # 0
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.
#3. "RE: Beginner flash recommendation" In response to Reply # 2
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!