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Old Jan 14, 2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Suggestions please for a flash for my Nikon D50. I was hoping to use my trusty old flash from my film days, but it died. Many thanks!
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Old Jan 15, 2007, 6:32 AM   #2
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The best bang for your buck would be a Nikon SB-600 or the Sigma EF 500 Nikon compatible.

http://www.nikon.ca/products/sb600/
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/flashes/fl...mp;navigator=1
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/flashes/fl...mp;navigator=1

This is the flash I use with my D70S.

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Old Jan 15, 2007, 7:15 AM   #3
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thanks for your advice!
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For what it's worth, I picked up the SB400 this weekend and love it! I am fairly new to DSLR so an expansive list of features I won't use for some time was not worth it for me. My goal was to get great indoor low light shots without forking out huge dollars for a fast lens.

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Old Jan 15, 2007, 8:24 PM   #5
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What is the difference between an SB-600 and SB-400? I'm guessing price and some features. Will both work with a D-50?
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Price, features and power.

SB-400 Speedlight System

SB-600 Speedlight System

Either will work with the D50.

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Old Jan 24, 2007, 7:20 AM   #7
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For what it's worth, I picked up the SB400 this weekend and love it!* I am fairly new to DSLR so an expansive list of features I won't use for some time was not worth it for me.** My goal was to get great indoor low light shots without forking out huge dollars for a fast lens.
The SB 400 seems like a bargain and more useful than many basic flash units at its price point. I especially appreciate that it has the built in diffuser/reflector and would bet that you used it for the nice, soft well done photo.
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What would be the best bet for to use for my Nikon D-40?

I can get SB400 for about £100, SB600 for about £150.00

Is the extra £50 worth going for and getting the higher model 600?
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I have the D50 and the SB600 which is a great combination. (I use a D200 & SB800 combination at work, which is awsome).

Anyway, if you can stretch to the SB800 you will have the option of wireless activation which you won't get with the SB600............the D50 'built in'doesn't operate as master or commander
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What would be the best bet for to use for my Nikon D-40?

I can get SB400 for about £100, SB600 for about £150.00

Is the extra £50 worth going for and getting the higher model 600?
I've just bought the ef- 500 for my D40 and it works well,It uses the cameras metering system so you can just let it do all the work.
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