new flash and lens

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  1. floww

    floww TPF Noob!

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    i have a nikon d50 and im looking to buy a flash but i dont know too much about them the most i would like to spend on one is 300 so if anyone could show me a good one i would appreciate it.

    also i want to get the sigma 15mm fisheye i saw it on amazon for $300. it was the cheapest price i saw. is it okay to buy from them
     
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    With $300 you can get pretty much any Nikon flash. The top-of-the-line SB-800 is something like $315 from B&H. The SB-600 is also a great flash in the $200-ish range. It lacks some of the 800's features and is not quite as powerful, but many people are very happy with it. What do you plan to use it for?
     
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    amazon is relatively safe to buy lenses from.

    You can buy the SB600 or SB800. I just went with the SB400 and i'm very happy with it.
     
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    Sure the 600 would be great, and even if you later decide you want the extra power of an 800, you can use both in combination.

    I see no problem in buying the lens from Amazon; they'll give you a receipt same as anyone else so you will have no trouble getting service from Sigma if necessary. I would however suggest that unless you need the lens urgently, you might try keeping an eye on eBay, or various second-hand listings on other sites, to see if it comes up. Considering it's a fisheye lens, and being a 'full-frame' lens, one whose "fisheye-ness" is reduced quite a lot when used on a D50, I guess the question to ask yourself is: would it get enough use to justify paying full retail price? :)
     
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    I have the SB600 at least 1 year and its great. A excellent flash...very powerfull...
     
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    im going to start taking pictures for my friends djing company so i would be doing sweet 16's and some other parties not weddings though, and for my step moms real estate business. and i also want it for taking bkx/skate pictures at night
     

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