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Old Feb 4, 2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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This may have been asked before, but I am wondering what would be a good strong external flash for the 5700. At time the built in flash is not enough to light up a stage from 30 feet away. I would like any input please.
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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Nikon SB-28 flash is a good candidate, you don't need the DX series on the 5700.
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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The SB 50 or 80 may be your best choice. I use a SB22s but I do not think it will reach 30 feet.
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 11:34 PM   #4
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This may have been asked before, but I am wondering what would be a good strong external flash for the 5700. At time the built in flash is not enough to light up a stage from 30 feet away. I would like any input please.
I hear the sunpack 5000AF is a good possibility. I plan I buying it with my 5700.
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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This may have been asked before, but I am wondering what would be a good strong external flash for the 5700. At time the built in flash is not enough to light up a stage from 30 feet away. I would like any input please.
The most economic high power flash for your 5700 is the Sunpak PZ5000AF http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=177006&is=REG It has the power of SB28 and SB80DX; but, it is less than 50% of the price of a SB80DX ($150 at B&H). However, it is not good enough for 30 feet. To reach that far, you will need a flash X-Tender: http://www.kirkphoto.com/brackets.html#xtender


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Old Feb 18, 2004, 2:51 PM   #6
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Hi there,
I'm interested seriously in the 5700 and my shooting will require an added flash unit.

I read Steve's-digicam review of this camera and am concerned about the flash. If I read it right, the review indicated that attached flashes on the 5700 have no ability to read the zoom or other settings off the camera. The user has to manually set things on the flash (like distance) for the flash to work.

Is this true? What are people doing out there, alot of manual setting on the flash?? I need an auto flash unit.

Thank you so much ! :?
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 11:45 PM   #7
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Hello,

I was wondering if you photographers recommend any model of a tripod to mount two Sunpak 5000AF to. (The flashes would be on their own tripod.)
I don't want something real heavy and bulky because this would be for outside fill lighting when my roommates and I take a road trip. So nothing for studio work that is 500 pounds. I'm looking for something inexpensive (or an idea to make one) that will hold a sunpak 5000af and allow for adjustable heights.
If I am "going down the wrong path" with this idea, feel free to give me advice.

thanks,
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 12:26 AM   #8
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If I read it right, the review indicated that attached flashes on the 5700 have no ability to read the zoom or other settings off the camera. The user has to manually set things on the flash (like distance) for the flash to work.
Yes, this is right.

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Is this true? What are people doing out there, alot of manual setting on the flash?? I need an auto flash unit.
Set the flash focal length distance to 35mm if no wide angle converter is used. Otherwise, adjust the focal length to 28mm if WC-E80 is used. Other than this, no manual setting is needed. See my 5700 user guide for more details.

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I was wondering if you photographers recommend any model of a tripod to mount two Sunpak 5000AF to. (The flashes would be on their own tripod.)
I don't want something real heavy and bulky because this would be for outside fill lighting when my roommates and I take a road trip. So nothing for studio work that is 500 pounds. I'm looking for something inexpensive (or an idea to make one) that will hold a sunpak 5000af and allow for adjustable heights.
You can buy cheap tripod that can extend to about 6-7 ft. Normal tripods can only go up to eye level. If you use wired flash, you will need Nikon's SC-17 cord (well, maybe more than one). See my 4500 user guide for these accessories (it is not updated for 5700, yet). If you use wireless, you can some cheap dummy hotshoes. Mount these hotshoes on tripods and insert the flashes into these shoes. Then, you are ready to go. However, a better solution is to buy light stands.

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You can buy cheap tripod that can extend to about 6-7 ft. Normal tripods can only go up to eye level. If you use wired flash, you will need Nikon's SC-17 cord (well, maybe more than one). See my 4500 user guide for these accessories (it is not updated for 5700, yet). If you use wireless, you can some cheap dummy hotshoes. Mount these hotshoes on tripods and insert the flashes into these shoes. Then, you are ready to go. However, a better solution is to buy light stands.
Thanks for responding to my posts. you and only a couple other people do.

This is the kind of light stand I was looking at:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=89685&is=REG

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=112596&is=REG

$25 and $22. cheap. think those would work fine?
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