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Old Apr 17, 2010, 10:49 PM   #11
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I have both the SB-900 and the Metz 58AF-1. The Metz is indeed more powerful than the SB-900. At 105mm, ISO100 the SB-900 GN is 49.5 vs 58 for the Metz at the same settings on Fx...

-> The Metz does come with a 2nd head so when you do a bounce the secondary head can do a front-fill, so value wise the Metz is a better deal. Feature wise it also has audio feedbacks just like the SB-900 and would work in both commander or slave mode

On the other hand the SB-900 does come with extra accessories like a dome diffuser and some basic filters for its extra cost. BTW the old SB-800 actually has a higher GN of 56 (at the same settings) than the SB-900

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