First Flash Unit!

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  1. Jeffro

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    ok guys and gals. I am now researching my first flash unit. I have the Nikon D90 and looking for some lighting. At the most I can spend is about $250.00 . I want it for taking pictures of Cars and trucks and Portraits!

    All opinions welcome!!!
     
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    sb-600:thumbup: bought one about a month ago. make sure you get a bounce and softbox for it though.
     
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    That is what I am hearing too so I am trying to figure out the differences between it and the SB-400?
     
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    i dont think the 400 is as strong and doesnt have an lcd. you also cant use it off camera. thats without looking it up. just off the top of my head i dont know if its right. easy enough to find out though.
     
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    Get the SB 600 and find a used flash like an SB 28. One that's still compatible with CLS.
     
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    I am going to check into those things but I think you are right... I know that it can be used as a slave later!
     
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    Can I ask a stupid question! Why? Why 2 flashs.... ok I know that is stupid but what the hell
     
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    1- subject light
    1- background light or cross light.

    Thats what I gather.

    Mark
     
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    yeah that is what I thought too but I need one before I can worry about two!!! LOL
     
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    Your D90 can wireless (CLS) the SB-600 or the SB-400. Getting the SB-600 could do you better with the power of light. If later on you want a second flash, and you think the SB-600 isn't strong enough, you can get a SB-900 for your main flash. On the other hand, if you think the SB-600 is better than enough, than you can save some buck for getting the SB-400 for your cross or fill light.

    Kcc

    edit: CLS = Creative Lighting System, which i-TTL will be available if you uses all nikon flashes. I don't know if other brand will support CLS, but the SB-400, 600, and 900 will surly will.
     
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    Great info thanks for that!!! I think I will try to find a SB600 to start for now and see what happens from then! I will keep yall posted

    I love my new wireless remote that I just got too!!! great for when the camera is on the tripod!
     

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