Flash for Nikon

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  1. Ouzel

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    I'm a newbie to this site and am looking for information regarding what flash to buy for a Nikon D2X for telephoto, shooting multiframes per second, bird photography. Do I also need an auxillary power pack (which one)? I've heard of "telephoto flash" extenders? Are they helpful? Thanks very much.
     
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    The SB-800 does pretty much all that without getting into location kits.
     
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    And it will accept various external power packs from Quantum as an example. Makes recycling almost instantaneous. Use with care as you can overheat your flash with them.
     
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    If you have the D2X, go ahead and spring for a Metz. mike
     
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    The Nikon SB-800 is a fantastic and versatile flash, although I wonder how far away will you be taking pictures? Its guide number of 39/100 means it's not as powerfull as some other flashes out there. At full power without an external powerback it takes 4 seconds to recharge.
     
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    Garbz,

    Mostly eagle shots, in flight, say twenty to forty yards away. The camera takes 7 frames per second and I'd like the flash to recharge just as fast.

    Anybody with thoughts about a telephoto flash extender (I'm sorry I don't know the correct name for it?
     

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