Hello everyone. I just go a V1 and I am entirely new to photography. I want to get a flash, and have been waiting for that SB-N7 to be released. Does anyone know what the hold up is? Is there a big difference between the SB-N5 and the SB-N7? Thanks!
#4. "RE: SB-N7 release date?" In response to Reply # 3
One further difference (which may or may not be important) is that the SB-N7 is powered by two AAA-size batteries, whereas the SB-N5 is powered from the camera. The SB-N7 can also tilt upwards beyound the vertical (to 120 degrees) but the SB-N5 - although as you say it can swivel horizontally) is limited to 90 degrees vertical tilt.
#5. "RE: SB-N7 release date?" In response to Reply # 4
I wonder if having the flash with batteries will keep VR functional during shots? I don't use flash with my V1 so I can't test but on the DSLR bodies the flash that uses camera battery stops VR until the flash has recharged. Having batteries could bypass that problem.
jec6613 Norwalk, US Registered since 12th Feb 2013
Fri 15-Feb-13 03:44 PM
#6. "RE: SB-N7 release date?" In response to Reply # 5
>I wonder if having the flash with batteries will keep VR >functional during shots? I don't use flash with my V1 so I >can't test but on the DSLR bodies the flash that uses camera >battery stops VR until the flash has recharged. Having >batteries could bypass that problem.
I had never noticed that before - although I was never hammering the built-in flash hard enough for it to be an issue, I would only do that with an external flash - so I decided to try it. No, my camera (D5100) happily powers the VR while charging after a full power flash dump, you can hear it and the viewfinder image is clearly stabilized, even while the lens is also focusing; so this is clearly not the case for every body.
Anyway, while the V1 uses the EN-EL15 battery with 1900 mAh, the V2 uses the EN-EL21 at 1485 mAh, so the externally powered flash may have quite a bit to do with the inability for the V2's battery to have the type of capacity that a more external flash really needs, while the V1 does. The V1 of course uses the EN-EL20 with its 1020 mAh (why they didn't just use the EN-EL14, which is roughly the same size and capacity, I have no idea ... "Right hand, this is left, we haven't talked in a while and we should get together.")