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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by BTilson, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. BTilson

    BTilson TPF Noob!

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    I know it's not much, but I currently have a budget of $250 to spend on camera accessories. I am wanting to invest it in off camera lighting. I want to get the Cactus v2s triggers and do the antenna mod to them. One transmitter and two recievers. So that clocks in at about $60 after shipping. (Just an estimate) So that leaves $190 to spend on two flashes. What would everyone recommend on such a tight budget? Or does anyone have any other suggestions? Or maybe even something entirely different to spend the $250 on?

    My setup currently:

    Nikon D40
    Nikkor 18-55 and 55-200 VR lenses.
    ND2 Neutral Density Filter
    Off Brand Tripod - Gets the job done though!

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! I've done quite a bit of research, but having no direct experience with off camera flash, I am kind of at a loss as to what would be a good "beginner" flash.

    Thanks!
     
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    the sb600 flash would fit into that budget, heard that's a good one.
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    get a nice bag (lowepro slingshot?)

    and have a really nice dinner. ;)
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    On ebay, they are selling the package for $300

    That is one transmitter, 2 receivers and 2 Vivitar 285HV flash plus a little more stuff.

    And you maybe able to take the advantage of the Microsoft 30% cash back with pay by "Paypal" and use "Buy it now" option. (The 30% cash back from Microsoft may end any time soon)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...category=48515&ssPageName=STORE:PROMOBOX:CUST

    P.S. I just click the buy it now option and it said "Pay with PayPal, claim your cashback with Microsoft and get it in 60 days." So I think this one will work with the MS cash back. So after cash back, it is about $210
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sb-600 flash and a 50mm f1.8 (afs version would put you over your budget--but there's nothing wrong with manual focus!)
     

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