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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010Wed 06-Mar-13 01:38 AM
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"How well does the SB-400 work with a D2H and X?"


Morristown, US
          

I just bought one from a Nikonian and plan to use it with my P7000, D300s and D700, bodies that control flash functions. I also have a D2H and X and it would be nice to have a small flash. Since I don't have any controll of the flash other than bouncing it, how would this flash perform? My current small flash is a SB-30 but it doesn't do iTTL but the SB-400 does.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 06-Mar-13 06:10 AM
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#1. "RE: How well does the SB-400 work with a D2H and X?"
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Hi Mark,

The SB-400 will work on a D2 series body, though you will be limited to i-TTL flash control mode. Manual flash mode is not supported when the SB-400 is used on D2 series bodies.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010Wed 06-Mar-13 10:15 AM
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#2. "RE: How well does the SB-400 work with a D2H and X?"
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Morristown, US
          

Thanks Marty. The flash comes with a diffuser, maybe that'll help control the output.

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberWed 06-Mar-13 12:57 PM
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#3. "RE: How well does the SB-400 work with a D2H and X?"
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Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
          

>I just bought one from a Nikonian and plan to use it with my
>P7000, D300s and D700, bodies that control flash functions. I
>also have a D2H and X and it would be nice to have a small
>flash. Since I don't have any controll of the flash other
>than bouncing it, how would this flash perform? My current
>small flash is a SB-30 but it doesn't do iTTL but the SB-400
>does.

I have an SB400 for use with my D3 for cases where I don't want a big flash attached. It works great. It's not too powerful, so bouncing is only possible when there is a low ceiling.

I didn't know there was a diffuser for the SB400. Did that come with the SB400, or was it a 3rd party add-on like a Gary Fong 'Puffer'?

Russ
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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Wed 06-Mar-13 02:20 PM
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#4. "RE: How well does the SB-400 work with a D2H and X?"
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It's probably a Stofen. I have one, and it works pretty well. If I can bounce the flash off a low ceiling, I will, but if there is no ceiling, then I'll use the diffuser.

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberWed 06-Mar-13 02:50 PM
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#5. "RE: How well does the SB-400 work with a D2H and X?"
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Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
          

>It's probably a Stofen. I have one, and it works pretty well.
>If I can bounce the flash off a low ceiling, I will, but if
>there is no ceiling, then I'll use the diffuser.

Remember that a diffuser without a bounce does absolutely nothing to soften the light, except waste power.

Russ
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