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Old Nov 5, 2004, 7:30 AM   #1
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Looking into the flashes for the D70 on the Nikon site, I noticed the copy on the page for the SB 600 mentions the D70 "Available Options with D2H Pro Digital SLR and D70 Digital SLR", but there's no mention of the D70 on the SB 800 page. Nikon seems to be pushing the SB 600. I'm looking for a good flash that's not too complicated, I'm probably better off with fewer bells and whistles, though I don;t want to miss out on an important feature. The flash will be mostly used for boudoir photography, I'm looking for opinion on which would be best.



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Old Nov 5, 2004, 9:00 AM   #2
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Also don't forget you also have the Sigma as a lower cost option:

ie more power than the SB-600 but slightly less than the SB-800
(the angle of coverage on the Sigma is also superior to the SB-600!)

However for boudoir photography, IMO you're better off with Tungsten/Halogen:
1. Warmer color
2. Much easier to set-up to begin with when multiple heads are involved, ie you can 'see' the effects in real-time!
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 8:33 PM   #3
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does the Sigma allow you to use it as a wireless remote flash?
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The SB800 is just as well suited to the D70 as the 600. I have no idea why they don't push the marketing to reflect this.

AFAIK, the Sigma does not function in wireless mode. Neither does the Metz 54 AF1 - the other 3rd party iTTL compatible flash.
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Old Dec 3, 2004, 1:41 AM   #5
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I am not a pro and just want a Flash with more power and softer tones than the D70 flash. Is the Sigma or 600 overkill ? TTL means flash which will balance all focal, aperture and camera settings, is that right? Can I get by with a 150 range flash?

Sorry for my ignorance. I am just a beginner...

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