SB600 v SB800

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  1. philaphotog

    philaphotog TPF Noob!

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    Hi all -

    I am trying to decide between the SB600 and SB800 to supplement light during photo shoots at customers homes. I prefer natural light (I shoot mostly newborns and their families), but sometimes (especially in these winter months) it's just not there.

    Ease of use is a plus for me - so whichever one is *least* complicated is the one I want.

    If it matters, I will mostly be using a D700 with a D40 backup.

    Thanks!
    Amanda
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Then get the 600. and use the leftover cash for a lightstand and an umbrella.
     
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    Do you do timing critical photoshoots? Every flash is powerful and fast enough... until you miss a one off shot if you know what I mean.

    If you are interested in doing weddings in the future then the extra speed and power of the SB-800 can save potential critical shot even if you don't normally demand that much from the unit. But if all you will do is posed calculated shots with time to think, and more importantly time to change a setting and re-shoot then the SB-600 is quite capable.
     

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