Nikon help

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  1. zoe08

    zoe08 TPF Noob!

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    I have a couple questions. First one starting with I have a Nikon D70 and I am thinking I should get a flash unit for it. What should I look for? Should I go for a 600 or 800? Will it make much of a difference? How much should I expect to pay?

    Also my other question is on my D70 in the screen where it says how many shots I have, it says "r09" when I push the shutter button down part way. It still takes pictures fine and everything, but I don't remember it always doing this. Does anyone know anything about this?

    Thanks!
     
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    "r09" Tells you how many shots you can fit in the memory buffer (for burts shots). If you change the quality of picture to "basic" for example, it will say r19.
     
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    The only, to me, valuable difference was that the SB800 allowed for rear curtain synch.

    I have had this feature on my SB25, used with an F4s, for almost 20 years and used it twice.

    If I need it again I'll just use film. For the difference in cost/size/weight I went with the SB600 and never looked back.

    My $0.02. YMMV. I hope this helped.

    LWW
     
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    The only reason you should buy the SB-800 is if you need rear curtain sync like what LWW said and if you need to use in full manual alot.

    I have an SB-600 and i'm SO HAPPY that I didn't waste money on the SB-800, becuase I wouldn't of used the extra 'features' that just get in the way.
     
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    The 800 will also control other 800s and 600s in commander mode, has more power, a 5th battery, diffuser...rear curtain is not the only difference.
    If you want the features the 800 offers, get it, if not the 600 will do. Check B&H Photo for prices.
     
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    For me, the differences didn't justify the price.
     
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    I dug up this thread because this "r09" has been showing up lately and it's really annoying! Is there a way to turn it off?
     
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    Why would you want to? If you are shooting a burst of shots it will count down the amount you have left. That way you don't have to worry about missing that once in a lifetime shot becuase your buffer was full...
     
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    just let go of the the shutter.
     

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