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Old Feb 28, 2003, 6:32 PM   #1
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I need opinions on Weather the nikon SB-80 dx is worth the extra money over the SB-50dx I can Get the 50 now but the 80 is not in stock at my local camera store. I shoot a lot of cutting horses in Dim Arenas and can use strobes but want to try one of these flashes with my nikor 80-200 af d 2.8 lens. Thank-you in advance
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Old Mar 7, 2003, 11:06 AM   #2
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The SB-80DX is much more powerful (both flash output and AF assist beam) and for what you say you need it for this would be the one to get. The SB50DX is a pain because it uses non-rechargeable lithium (expensive) batteries. The SB80DX runs on standard AA type so you can use high power NiMH rechargeables.




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Old Mar 8, 2003, 11:43 PM   #3
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ok thanks for the info steve
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Old Apr 1, 2003, 10:13 PM   #4
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That's a good point about the batteries...Nikon tends to gloss over the fact. I switched to Maha Powerex NiMH batteries last year, and can't comprehend going back . The CR-type lithium cells are so expensive after awhile...it's one thing that turns me off about the Fuji S2 is it's partial reliance on them...
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