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Old Feb 15, 2005, 2:03 PM   #1
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Anyone know what other companies make iTTL flashes for the D70
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 2:49 PM   #2
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FYI - http://www.sigmaphoto.com/flashes/fl...ls.asp?id=3257
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 6:07 PM   #3
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If you don't do do wireless using iTTL (using a radio slave instead of line of sight IR for example), then there are many brands out there that produce DTTL compatible flashes, like Metz, Quantum, Sigma, Promaster (?), and Sunpak. You may pay a premium on Metz and Quantum, but they are very accurate and exceed Nikon's strobes in many respects.
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 8:50 PM   #4
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NHL,

I've seen you mention the Sigma before I think. What's the key differences between it and the SB800? I'm needing a flash but I don't really know enough to make an educated buy and I'm trying to figure out the differences between the SB600, SB800, and the Sigma 500 DG Super.

Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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I tend to agree with marokero and have a few Metz myself, but if you want low-cost and ease of use with i-TTL then Sigma kind of 'stick' out...

The main difference between the various unit is their output power Guide Number(GN): http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/sb600.htm
However you have to be careful because the GN varies with the angle of the zoom and the Sigma is rated @ 105mm! :?

One extra feature that the EF-500DG Super does have over the Nikon's is that it can also 'sync' up to studio flash with its built-in photo-eye - this 'dumb' mode come in handy at time... http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...01&forum_id=53
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Thanks for the reply NHL. I'm going to have to do a little more research but I'll probably end up with the Sigma.

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I use the Metz 54MZ-4i. Similar functionality to SB-800 but with secondary fill flash to work with bounce setting
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