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Jackson Twp, US
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Mr67GP Basic Member
Tue 27-Nov-01 12:18 AM


A few weeks ago I had started a thread in the F5 users forum relating to my search for a small speedlight to slip on the camera for casual shots. I promised to continue it here, so here I am.

I wanted something to replace the pop-up flash that was so useful on my N70 that I just recently left. I had asked about the SB-23, but not many people have apparently used this unit. Physically it looked to be about perfect, with a slightly higher GN than the little N70 strobe, but a low, compact package that would in no way replace my SB-28 (which I use often and love).

I found a very clean used SB-23 on ebay and won the auction at the opening bid. The unit arrived a few days later and I quickly fell in love with it. It was just the size I wanted, and I hoped it would perform as desired. I just got back the first prints with it, and I am thrilled. I took several rolls indoors at my sons Cub Scout pack meeting. I usedd the camera handheld on P with the unit on auto, and the results were excellent. No redeye, and nice even lighting with the 35-70/2.8 nikkor I use regularly. Recycle times are nearly instantaneous.

I now plan to do some more testing/playing to see what its limitations are (other than the obvious). I just thought I would share my initial experiences with others who might be considering this diminutive but capable tool. I have found what I was looking for, and at a great price!

Jim Korczak
Evidence shooter

Jim Korczak
Evidence Shooter

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