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Old Dec 12, 2002, 5:22 AM   #1
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Default A good flash for s2pro

ok i know Nikon SB-80DX is the best thing...but is 450 tax included

Is there anything (also of other brands) that is similar to sb-80 dx, and is more cheap?

It's not important that is powerful as much as 80dx..i can be satisfied...

main point: i want a flash that use the same ni-mh batteries of s2pro. (such as 1850 mma)

>Can anyone confirm me that sb-80dx use the same batteries of s2 pro (ni-mh)?
How many of them?
If yes I can buy 3/4 set of 4xni-mh 1850 mma and a very fast charger.
2 set for the digicam (no Cr123 at this point i don't need internal flash and alla the rest work correctly, isn't it?)
1/2 set for the flash

What is your esxperience?

or sb 80 dx is so good and usable for many...many time from now?

thanks to all


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Old Dec 12, 2002, 6:05 PM   #2
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Check out the Sunpak line of flash units. I use their AF4000Z. It runs fine on NiMH batteries, saves the CR123's, and is reasonably powerful. They also have a newer (bigger) AF5000Z.

They come with the dedicated Nikon foot and work properly with the S2.

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Old Dec 14, 2002, 10:51 PM   #3
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I'm using my Nikon SB-28 with my Fuji S2. No need to use a dedicated DX flash for the Fuji as it's different. TTL works great.

Yes, you can use any TTL flash with the S2.
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Old Jan 12, 2003, 4:58 PM   #4
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A good used SB-28 (non DX) will do great, Should be able to find them for about half what a new SB-80DX runs. The 80 was the replacement for the 28, and I have been told that the SB-26 also is very close to the 28 and also works very well on the S2.

The 80, 28 and 26 all use AA batteries.
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 3:32 PM   #5
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I have both SB26 and SB28D (not DX), both bought used online and they both work well. I personally need help with flash compensation, but that's another thread. I also use a Quantum Battery 1+ to power both my S2 and SB2x and am VERY pleased with that setup.
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