Flash for D80

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  1. Pinus strobus

    Pinus strobus TPF Noob!

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    I am starting to do some research for my next purchase, which will be a flash. Does anyone have any advice as to what flash I should get.

    I have a Nikon D80, and I am looking for a flash that would work in many different situations.

    Thanks
     
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    SB-600 or SB-800 are the best:)
     
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    I'm not sure what "Many different situations" means but I just bought a SB-400 to play with and it's my first flash. It's a lot of fun to learn and play with and it's all the flash I need right now. I got it for around $110 on Amazon
     
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    SB400 or SB600. If budget is limited, SB400 will do 90% of what SB600 does.
     
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    Hi guys, I bought the SB400 and tested it against the pop up flash on the camera and well, didn;t see a difference. I can only say there are 2 posative things to say about it;

    1 the SB400 flash head rotates up a bit
    2 the SB400 flash head is higher up than the pop up flash so that you don;t get a shadow if you have an 18-200 VR lens for example..

    I bought the SB800. I highly recommend that or the SB600

    I highly do not recommend the SB400
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have the SB600 myself and, am happy with it. Also remember the SB600 and, 800 work in Commander mode but, Im not sure about SB400 though.
     
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    400 is plug & play - no adjustments
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    With all due respect, no it doesn't... not even close.
     
  9. Pinus strobus

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    Thanks for all of the advice. Now I know I should save up a bit more and go for the SB-600 or 800.
     
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    Yeah I was told to save up for the best you will possibly need in the future. That way you dont buy a small flash now , then in 6 months realize you really needed the better flash.

    So, I just bought myself the sb-800 and a softbox attachment. A really nice flash.

    -Puma-

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    Does anyone know anything about a flash from Sigma? I saw one somewhere on the net and it looked very similar to the SB-600. I'll have to go dig up the name and come back.
     
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