Any Nikon shooters able to give me flash advice?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by chrono1081, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    Hi guys,

    I have a friend who shoots Nikon, I don't really know much about their hardware as I have a Canon system and she asked me to recommend her a flash. She's new and is looking around $300, but I don't want her to get something that isn't descent. Any ideas which flash would be descent (even if it goes over budget) for a beginner? Or should I just tell her to save up for the top of the line flash? (Not sure which that would be).
     
  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    SB600 if you can still find one, otherwise, SB700.

    Paul
     
  3. Ravaroo macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the SB-700
    the built in bounce card along with the 2 colored filters was a nice bonus
     
  4. DaReal_Dionysus macrumors regular

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    I would say sb-900 if you can afford it! If you want a 600 I have one i'm getting rid of.
     
  5. hansolo669 macrumors regular

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  6. leandroc76 macrumors regular

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    SB-600, Here's my reasoning:

    With the proper nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries, you will get 400 to 450 flashes. On ONE set of batteries. For the money, that can't be beat. This flash, which I have two of them, paired with 2.8 glass and a Gary Fong Diffuser (Photojournalist) is one of the best products i have ever purchased. I shoot nikon. No matter what body, this flash is more than enough light to produce beautiful exposures.
     
  7. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    Thanks guys for the advice :) I will be sure to pass it on even though unfortunately in the time it took me to send her this she ordered on online but doesn't remember what she ordered 0_0.

    Oh well, we'll see what she ends up with ;)
     
  8. HM-8404 macrumors newbie

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    I want the 600 if its available. PM or email me! GarciaD88@gmail.com
     
  9. mofunk macrumors 68000

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