budget flash similar to SB-600

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  1. pokopelo

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    hello all, I have on my wish list an SB-600, however since I'm getting a 35MM AF-S will not have budget for it, therefore I'm looking for a cheaper alternate until i can get the cash to get the Nikon, can anyone recommend a replacement one? if possible around $100
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well if you want a nice flash for off camera work like strobist stuff then the vivitar 285hv is a great flash. Not sure about a flash for 100 if you want to use it on camera with i-TTL. Hopefully someone here can show you something in that area. GL
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    If you want a flash to use on your camera, I'd suggest waiting until you can afford the Nikon. If you want something to use off-camera, then I'd suggest something like THIS.
     
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    Get the SB-400 ...best thing you can do for your $100 budget
     
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    i have a vivtar 285 and sb-600, the 285 doesn't even come close to the sb-600, but you do learn a bit with the manual operation of the 285 lol

    best buy is always sending out 10-20% off coupons, i actually used a 25 gift certificate and a 10% off camera accessories when i got my sb-600 :)

    but i enjoy both flashes!
     
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    Wow, thanks! I just ordered one of these. For $36, I certainly wouldn't expect it to be up to par with an SB-600, but it should still be something fun to play with. :)
     
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    I am having a blast with the two I ordered
     
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    Hey thanks for that link buddy. Just ordered 2... I figure for <75 bucks shipped for 2 flashes it's worth a shot for practice & learning. Now off to find some ebay triggers to complete the low budget strobist setup...
     
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    Yeah I got two flashes and a RF602 (which still did not get here yet :()
     
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    So when they run out of these (almost to that point with the Nikon units), how long does it take em to get more? Or where else could I get em?
     
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    I dont think they will get more. They are open box, I think they are just getting rid of them.
     

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