SB-25 good as a 2nd/backup flash?
I'm shooting a wedding in March, and I want to pick up a 2nd flash. I've got two F100s, and one SB-80DX. I just saw an SB-25 used for $100. Do you think this would do the trick? Are there any metering functions I'd be missing (TTL, 3D-TTL)? I'll be using standard TTL indoors. I don't need a DX flash (yet), and I want to have both cameras ready to be used with a flash unit.
It's either this or pony up for an SB-800 and plan for the future.
And, is $100 a good price?
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grmedhat1 Registered since 24th Mar 2002Mon 26-Jan-04 01:38 AM
Sounds like a good deal to me. You won't be missing any metering functions as the SB25 supports 3D matrix metering. Some good information about the flash can be found here. At the top of the Speedlights Forum you can also download the manual if needed.
Happy Shooting :)
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jrp Charter MemberMon 26-Jan-04 02:00 AM
It is an excellent speedlight. I still have mine and use it in conjunction with two SB-28 flashes.
US$100 a good price? You bet.
Current prices for a SB-25 in Excellent condition is about $160 to $190 at keh.com
Have a great time :-)
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zucchini Registered since 04th Mar 2002Wed 28-Jan-04 12:35 AM
JRP and Garry,
Thanks for the input! I just picked up the flash, and it looks basically brand new, just some minor scuff marks on the mount. Tested all the functions, seems to work properly. It's bigger than I thought (I'm used to the SB-80), but I'm excited to have it! Perfect for my girlfriend and her N80, and then I can borrow it for events when I need two.