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stanflyfisher Registered since 30th Nov 2007Wed 28-Sep-11 12:03 AM
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"Flash Unit for D7000"


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Which flash unit would you recommend for use with the d7000? I shoot outdoors most of the time and at sunset and indoors a little less frequently. Thanks for your recommendation.

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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Wed 28-Sep-11 02:16 AM
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Obviously the SB900 is the full-featured powerhouse, with a price to match. I have the SB600 and SB700. Both would serve you well for fading daylight and indoor use. I like the much more user-friendly controls on the SB700. If you're so inclined, you'll love the ability of either of these flashes to work remotely with the D7000's onboard flash in commander mode.

Kent

  

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Wed 28-Sep-11 09:17 PM
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Though discontinued, the SB-600 has performed well for me since 2007. I hear good things about the SB-700...

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Thu 29-Sep-11 04:36 PM
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If you need the power and focusing of the beam out to 200mm field of view, the SB900 is just the perfect solution. If you are primarily using fill flash with primary subject nearer to you, the SB700 will do almost all of what its big brother does. I have two SB900 and a Sigma EF530 Super. For normal use either model does fine despite the wide price difference. When you need to use a flash closer to its limits or using a power robbing modifiers like softboxes, or have more control of the light due to wider and narrower focusing range, the SB900 is hard to beat. My only quibble is that the flash Compensation value display is tiny so hard to read in the dark or from a distance. That is the only complaint, everything else makes the SB900 the best flash of its type.
The only one that in some cases is better(more power and staying cooler in rapid shooting) is the much more expensive Quantum flash with their external battery pack.
Stan
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mikesrc Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2009Fri 30-Sep-11 11:40 AM
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When I bought my D7K I was going light weight so I'm using the SB400 which works very well when I need a flash.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberFri 30-Sep-11 01:47 PM
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I still use my SB800
Even though discontinued,
it is more than adequate for any of my uses.

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BassOverflow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2007Fri 30-Sep-11 08:29 PM
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Just go with the SB900 and be done with it.

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gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011Sat 01-Oct-11 01:42 PM
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Canton, US
          

I have an SB-600 and a 700, both are great. 700 is becoming my go to unit though, with the 600 used as fill on occasion in a multi flash setup. The 900 is too expensive. I'd say go for the 700.

George

  

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mdallie Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2011Sun 02-Oct-11 11:21 AM
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Novi, US
          

When I bought my D7000 (my first Nikon), I wanted to make sure I had enough power, but the SB900 was too big and heavy. I bought a used SB800 and it has really worked out well.

Mike

  

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