Got my D200 w/ 18-200

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by CMOS, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. CMOS

    CMOS TPF Noob!

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    Got my new toy. Well, I am impressed. Of course, I've got 99% of the manual to go through yet. You might say it is a bit of a complex beast.

    Now, how 'bout some suggestions for flashes. Should I stay with Nikon to ensure compatibility, or is there a better way to go?

    Thx in advance - CMOS (or you can just call me 'Chip')
     
  2. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    congrats on your new cam! i'm sure you'll love it.


    I'd stick with nikon's flashes, they're some of the best around.
     
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    Your best bet is to buy a Nikon SB800 or SB600. There are 3rd party flashes available, but since Nikon doesnt share all of its technology with these manufacturers theres been some issues. For example the Sigma flashes that worked with the D70 and D50 dont work with the D200 or D2x. There is something in the i-TTL flash system that the D200 and D2x use that the sigma flashes dont understand.

    I have a D200 (awesome) and 2 SB600's and 1 SB800. This wireless flash system is unbelievable.

    K

    PS - Enjoy the D200. Get the grip and a second battery. And lots of memory.
     

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