sb600 being discontinued?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Micah, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Micah

    Micah TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Fulton, Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My wife is buying me a sb600 for my birthday, and I was wanting to buy local but my local shop, Columbia Photo and Video has been out of stock for a while. I called them today to ask if they had any in and the guy said something about the sb600 possibly being discontinued. I havent had much luck with this store, but he promised me a good price (199.00) a month ago when I talked to him. Should I just blow him off and buy from B&H like I usually do, or is there something new coming out that I need to consider?
     
  2. Corbin Lane

    Corbin Lane TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbia, Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nice to see a fellow Missourian

    Nikon SB600 Discontinued??? | Life sUKs : Radical Living

    It's not official but it might shed some light into the situation. I'd wait for an official statement before I made a decision unless you need that flash now and if you do then I'd just buy it.
     
  3. Micah

    Micah TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Fulton, Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I might as well live in Columbia. I work there. If you've seen them, I'm one of the guys who drives the plumbing vans with the picture on the drivers door to make it look like I'm on the crapper.I freaking hate it, but its a good company to work for. Thanks for the link. I think I agree with Del. I want my sb600 so I guess I'll buy online. Looks like they're hard to find.
     
  4. bjorkfiend

    bjorkfiend TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bowling Green, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ...
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2009
  5. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You probably can't find one because everyone that would've bought the sb-800 doesn't want to pay 500 bucks for the sb-900 and is buying the sb-600 instead..
     
  6. Corbin Lane

    Corbin Lane TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbia, Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yepp, I see that all the time.
     
  7. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6,111
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I called a contact at Nikon and was told that the SB-600 will be discontinued, just not before 2010 at the earliest. There is no SB-600 replacement and I was also told that sales for the Sb-900 were *terrible*... so they are definitely not going to stop making a flash that is being sold off the shelves faster than they can make them.

    This is just a supply and demand thing, nothing more.
     
  8. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,399
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Flagstaff/Az
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah that sounds more reasonable. And at $500 I dont doubt the 900 sales are sluggish.
     
  9. AlexColeman

    AlexColeman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,732
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah, no.

    What would they replace it with?

    They might discontinue the 800, but not the 600. For a while.
     
  10. Mitch1640

    Mitch1640 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i thought the sb800s have already been discontinued? i cant find them anywhere.
     
  11. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    6,111
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, they're gone for several months now. Sad, because the 800 was stronger than even the 900. If I could find 2-4 more used 800's in good condition and a fair price, I would jump on them soooooo fast. As it is, I will likely pickup 2 more SB-600s and then one 1000+ W/s monolight for some strong daylight strobing.
     
  12. SrBiscuit

    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    NH
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ba-DUM-bum.




    sry...the term "shedding light" in a flash thread got me. my bad.:lol:
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

nikon sb 600 discontinued

,
nikon sb 600 replacement
,

nikon sb-600 discontinued

,
nikon sb-600 replacement
,
nikon sb600 discontinued
,
nikon sb600 replacement
,
sb600 replacement
,
why is nikon sb 600 discontinued
,
why was nikon sb-600 discontinued
,
why was the niko sb600 discontinued?