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Old Oct 28, 2009, 3:55 PM   #1
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Is here someone with experience with the XLF-50 and a Nikon D5000

I thinking of bying one, for when i use the sigma 70-300 f4-5.6
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 6:57 PM   #2
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The flash you have asked about is a flash that is unique to Ritz Camera. I can see that your strategy is to reduce your flash cost. However, as a Nikon D-5000 owner and somebody who uses a lot of flash, I would not invest $100+ in that flash, as it is not a very powerful flash at all and it cannot realistically and fully use the TTL communications that are available on your camera.

If keeping the cost down and you do not need much flash power, first look at the Nikon SB-400 flash, then the SB-600 flash. In the long term you will be happier with a flash that can fully communicate with your D-5000 camera.

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 7:06 AM   #3
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Thank you for your advice.

RitzCamera came in the picture as i can goto there shop in the florida mall Orlando as i be there at years end.
The Sb400 is out of stock

Ordering one via internet cost me 65$ more as shipping cost to Curacao !!

So this time i thought i buy one my self as i am in Orlando.

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Old Jan 8, 2010, 9:08 AM   #4
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Hello Sarah Joyce

Followed your advice

At Floridamall Orlando i bought a SB600 2 set batteries and a quikck loader and a Gary Fong Lightsphere diffuser.

As far as i have used the flash,
The photos in the hotel room came out very well
camera on auto - flash to the ceiling no diffuser (angle 45)


Thanks again and a happy new year
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That is wonderful. I am happy to hear that things worked out well.

Happy New Year!

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