Sat 16-Apr-11 02:25 PM | edited Sat 16-Apr-11 02:36 PM by chasf111
I just bought the D3100 and discovered I really need a bigger flash. The store recommended I buy the SB-600, but no one seems to have one. The SB-900 is way beyond my price range and the SB-400 doesn't seem big enough. Any suggestions on a NON-Nikon flash comparable to the SB-600 in the $200-$250 range?
Apparently the store is not aware that the SB-600 has been discontinued by Nikon and replaced by the SB-700. The SB-700 is close in power to the SB-600 but adds features like being an on camera Master for 2 remote groups, an SU-4 optical trigger mode, and illumination shaping. But the price is a little higher than you are looking at.
There are refurbished SB-600 that become available at the Nikon outlet store.
Some have had good luck with the Metz units like Metz mecablitz 50 AF-1 TTL.
Welcome to Nikonians! As George noted, the SB-600 ($279.95 Refurbished) has been discontinued and replaced by the D700 ($329.95 New). The Metz 50AF-1 ($230.00 New) has about the same power and capability of the SB-600 including compatibility with the Nikon wireless flash control. It will also zoom to 105mm which is longer than the SB-600 (85mm). Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!