I just purchased a D100 this week and am going through the workings. I own an F100 and an SB28 and this is my first foray into digital. I have attached my SB28 to the D100 and it doesnt seem to recognize the SB28s TTL setting.... am I missing something? -Glenn
Remember that the SB-28DX is no longer made either. The only up to date DTTL flashes you can buy from Nikon right now are the SB-50DX and the SB-80 DX . There is also a strong rumor now that Metz will be issuing DTTL adapters for use with their latest lines of flashes, which would be great. I've been using their Metz 54 MZ3 - a superb quality flash, but when I bought the D100, I could no longer use it effectively. It worked superbly with my F5 and F100 giving me some of the finest quality light I've seen.
It is my firm belief that Nikon are trying to screw us on this DTTL rubbish. Sure - I can get some great lighting w/ D100 +SB80DX. But canon doesn't need DTTL. Fuji & Kodak have both proven that The F5, F/N80 & F/N60 can be converted for digital use with no need for DTTL rubish.
Why did Nikon do this? To force suckers like me off our much loved flashes, which work just fine.
What do we loose? - Our old flashes (although we can still use manual / auto) - Cordless TTL synch - Even using cords WE CANNOT use more than two flashes for DTTL (Nikon won't tell you that - but somebody please tell me if you have figured out how to do it). With Film, we could use multiflash for 5 units.
I think the benefit to Nikon just isn't worth the pain to us. I think my D100 is a great camera - not so sure about Nikon...