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jaydoc40 Gold Member Charter MemberSat 22-Jun-13 03:55 PM
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Kannur, Kerala state, IN
          

I need a reliable flash for d300s and d800. I am having SB600.It has served me for the last three years without any trouble. I am not happy with SB 800 and gave it away to a friend of mine. I hear that both SB 900 and later edition is not free of troubles. A reliable flash is needed for Nikons CLS. What I should buy?

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 22-Jun-13 06:13 PM
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Mon 24-Jun-13 01:20 AM by jrp

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Hi Narikunni,

I have been using SB-800's since 2005 and found them to be extremely reliable.
In fact, I have never had a problem with any of my three copies and I use them significantly more than the average user.

I also have an SB-900 and have found it to be extremely reliable as well.

How do you plan on using the Speedlight?

Most of the complaints about the SB-900 and to a lesser degree the SB-910 have to do with the thermal shutdown feature. Speedlights were never designed to be used for sustained shooting at high power levels.

If you want to shoot full power dumps at the rate of 1 - 1.9 FPS all day, you should consider a Quantum Trio or a Q-flash T-5d-R and a Turbo 3 Battery. Other than shooting fast and hard, the Nikon SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, and SB-910 are more than reliable.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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jaydoc40 Gold Member Charter MemberSun 23-Jun-13 04:51 PM
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Kannur, Kerala state, IN
          

Thank you Marty for the valuable opinion. I am not a professional photographer. You can call me as serious one. My subjects are family members, Indian wedding and macro photography.I do not want any trouble during my photo exercises. My SB 800 gave lot of trouble. It goes on flashing all by itself during the session till I shut down the flash.I sent the flash to Nikon authorized centre in Delhi.They said except for soiled internal switching there nothing wrong with the flash. It was returned back to me plus a bill charges. When I started using the multiple strobonic flashes started coming back.So I decided to ask my nikonian friends for opinion.Call I go for SB700.Will it adapt to CLS in manual modes also?

  

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Mon 24-Jun-13 09:27 AM
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Yes, I use the SB700 and Nikon's CLS with my cameras in the manual mode quite often. The SB700 is also easy to set up or change modes quickly.

Larry

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 24-Jun-13 09:25 PM
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Hi Narikunni,

>You can call me as serious one. My
>subjects are family members, Indian wedding and macro
>photography.I do not want any trouble during my photo
>exercises. My SB 800 gave lot of trouble. It goes on flashing
>all by itself during the session till I shut down the flash.I
>sent the flash to Nikon authorized centre in Delhi.They said
>except for soiled internal switching there nothing wrong with
>the flash. It was returned back to me plus a bill charges.

Strange problem:
If the Speedlight is not fully seated and locked in the hotshoe or the hotshoe is bent or has a loose fit it can cause the Speedlight to flash unexpectedly or sometimes not at all.


>.Call I go for SB700.Will it adapt to CLS in manual modes also?

The SB-700 has Commander mode built-in allowing you to control up to two remote groups via CLS Wireless flash control mode. With the remote units in Remote mode you can adjust the power ratio for the commander and each of the two remote groups from the camera position in either TTL or Manual flash control modes.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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