Flash for nikon?

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  1. AlexColeman

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    I would suggest learning how to use the flash without any kind of diffuser first. It's more than possible to shoot nice looking portraits with just a bounced flash.
     
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    Had not seen that one before. Looks like same material in the tupperware home made ones. For $20 I can't see how it would hurt to get it with the flash. With it being rectangular I wonder how it lights a room though.
     
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    Interesting, if so, what would be the best diffuser?
     
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    Depends on what you want to do.
    Strobist: Lighting 101: Bouncing off of Walls and Ceilings

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    You need to define what you want to do and then research the various methods of diffusion to find the one that you like the best.
     
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    Portraits, a softer look would be nice.
    I am just using it for portraits and architecture, so no diffuser for that, but portraits, just needs to have a good all around diffuser, for off camera use.
     
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    Have you heard anything about the SB900
     
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    yeah the SB-900 is mince! :lol:

    Seriously though if you're doing architecture you'll probably need more than one strobe. I'd personally buy 2 or 3 SB-600's if your camera has CLS. If it doesn't I'd get remote trigger/receivers, pocketwizards, cactus V2's, etc..

    The strobist links above will tell you everything you need to make up your own mind.
     
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    I would agree, I would rather have 2 SB-800 or 600 than one SB-900.
    You will be able to do way more with multiple flashes.
     
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    So then I should get two SB600s?
     
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    What Nikon Body are you using?
     
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    D90 with 16-85
     

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