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Old Dec 1, 2009, 2:46 PM   #1
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What flash unit will give me the most features etc. for use with my Nikon D90. I think the Nikon D900 is out of my league at $500. plus. I am thinking about $250.00 tops.
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 2:54 PM   #2
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I'd probably go with the SB-600 with a $250 budget. It's a really good flash.

BTW, the SB-900 (which is what I assume you meant since there is no D900) is around $469 now at most reputable online vendors (not $500 plus).
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 8:28 PM   #3
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The SB 600 is a very versatile flash and has most if not all of the features of the SB 900. At $250 it's worth getting over the Sigma 530DG Super ($219). It is a smaller unit than the Sigma and has a quick recyling time.

If you are interested in less featured alternative (i.e. no wireless funtion, strobe function, etc), the Sigma 530 DG ST for $149 would do fine. It is i-TTL compatible and should work with your D90. It all depends on how many of the available features you'd actually use vs. just enjoy having available.
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Old Dec 2, 2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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I have the Nikon SB 600 for my camera and just love it. It does everything I want it to do.
Nikon D5000 with 18-55, and 55-200 vr lens
Nikon SB 600 flash
Nikon S640
Nikon Coolpix 5700
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 7:14 PM   #5
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I just bought this flash to go with my D5000
Love it, Love the camera.
Recall irks me as I still have to send it in . Will do after the holidays.
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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The Metz 48 is another good option for the D-90. However, pricewise, I beat the SB-600 and the Metz 48 by buying a used SB-600 on E-bay for $165, and it has been flawless.

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