SB800 flash

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  1. Patrice

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    Here are two not particularly good shots that show what an SB800 flash can do. The setting is a school gym where the front stage was lit for the school christmas pagent. Both shot with D200, auto ISO and 17-55 lens frm the back of the hall. The second shot has the flash mounted on camera, pointed at the ceiling with the wide angle diffuser in place. I was able to get about 50 shots at this event with one set of alkaline AA's.
     

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    LOL... yeah that thing DUMPS the light out... I love it. How's the weather up there? I'll be there the last week of January and I'm hoping for a Chinook. :lol:
     
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    Nice... I will soon be looking into buying a flash. Would you recommend the 800 over the 600? I haven't looked into either yet so I'm starting fresh.
     
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    A little farther north, here in Edmonton, it's actually quite nice for this time of year. A few degrees above freezing is the day time high.
     
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    The 600 was the first one I bought and it works fine. It's all I used for nearly 18 months. I got the 800 when I wanted to explore CLS a bit more. The 800 has about 1 stop more power, can be used as a master, has a built in white card, and comes with two filters and a diffuser. Whether that's worth the price difference or not is up to you.
     
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    Cool thanks for the info. As far as price goes... that's not a considerable issue. Can you give a bit more detail on CLS (new acronym for me) and how the internal white card works?

    Thanks!!
     
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    CLS: Nikon's Creative Lighting System - wireless off camera multiflash controlled by the camera and it's exposure metering system.

    The built-in white card is a little piece of white plastic that pulls out from the top of the flash. It redirects a bit of light towards the subject when the flash is bounced off the ceiling or a wall. A business card and a bit of scotch tape does the same thing.
     

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