I saw the light (literally!)

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  1. Tom3

    Tom3 TPF Noob!

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    I decided to get an external flash and bought a SB-600; What a difference!
    As a newbie, I did not think an external flash would help as much but I am amazed; so that's my advice to all the other newbies thinking it's not really needed: don't think, buy one :)
     
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    When I get mine, I'm confident I'll agree with you.

    I've asked for one for christmas - it's at the very top of my ever-growing list of "equipment I want, and by want I mean need". That, and an ND filter.

    For those considering one, Ken Rockwell has some great info on both the 400 and 600.
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/sb400.htm
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/sb600.htm

    Check out the image of grandma on the link for the 400. The built-in flash image reminds me of too many of my shots.

    I need to contribute to his site. He's influenced a couple of my purchases that have really led to making me very happy.
     
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    I want a flash SO BAD, But my Money tree is dying!
     
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    I hear there's a couple of big holidays coming up :D
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm gonna quote Big Mike of recent here.......
    :lol:

    IMO, if you are seriously interested in flash photography, forget the SB-400. Only slightly better than your on-board flash.

    The SB-600 is a great flash and bang for the buck to boot.
     
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    Yeah, I know, But I think I filled my list already (Nifty 50, Tripod, Battery grip, External HD, and it goes on!)
     
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    Remember ... the best flash image is one that does not look like a flash was used.
     
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