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SB-50 vs Sunpak PZ-5000AF

Fountainhead

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Fountainhead Basic Member
Sun 09-Dec-01 02:06 PM

I'm looking for a speedlight for my N65. I don't want to spend a great deal of $$$, as it is only for occasional, casual use. I've narrowed the choices down to the SB-50, or the Sunpak 5000AF. They are roughly the same cost ($165 for the Nikon, $150 for the Sunpak) and represent the most I'd want to spend.

The Sunpak would seem to be significantly more powerful (GN 139 at 50MM, vs 93 for the SB50), but I worry that I'd be giving up something by getting a third party flash. Does the Sunpak work as well with the N65 as the SB50? Does the SB50 provide any features that would be missing from the Sunpak? FWIW, I'd likely never use the flash off-camera, or in conjunction with other flash units.

Thanks for any guidance.

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