sb-400 or sb-600

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  1. im_trying11

    im_trying11 TPF Noob!

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    which would you choose?
    originally the sb-600 wasnt a choice but i saw that the priced droped
    which would be better
    advantages/dis
    thanks
     
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    If you have no plans for off camera flash... the SB400...

    If you have any plans for off camera flash Sb600 or greater....
     
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    SB-600. Works great in commander mode. Being able to flash to the side or behind you is very handy. SB-400 can only go straight forward or up (or in between).

    I guess it also depends on what you plan to do. If you have something small like a D40 and want to keep a small package then the SB-400 would be great. The SB-600 really will open up opportunities to do things you didn't even think of once you take it off camera though.
     
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    SB-600. Just a better flash.. You will get way more use out of it.
     
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    If the question of money is not in play then there is no question. Sb600! ;)
     
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    well if money is not a question forget the sb400, sb600, sb800 and get the SB900
     
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    Aside from blinding the idiot behind you, in what situation does one point their flash backwards?

    I googled and couldn't find much of anything quickly.... maybe in conjunction with a reflector?

    Please school me. Thank you.
     
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    I do it all the time when I am shooting pictures indoor of my son. I'll shoot back over my head toward the celing/wall behind me. Also (as dumb as it may sound), turning it completely around and bouncing it off your forehead works really well. It also does not blind you like you'd think since one eye is closed and the other against the camera. Try it sometime.....it works well.
     
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    lol... thanks Nate.... I can envision you with a rectangular flash burn on your forehead after a shoot.....:lmao:

    edit: If you bounce off the wall behind you doesn't your body block the subject from the reflected light?
     
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    Lol....yeah, you'll definitely get some weird looks from people that see you. They'll think you're a little "off"
     
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    I have an SB600, it is well worth getting over the 400. Your batteries will last longer, it is taller so you'll get less red-eye, being able to pivot sideways is a great feature for bouncing off walls (or ceilings if you shoot vertically), plus if you ever get an SB800 you can control it wirelessly.
     
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    I always get the better of any product, if I can afford it. I have the SB600 and, I love it.
     

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