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    Hi to all bro and sis out there,

    I have been using my nikon d3100 for awhile and I want ti get a external flash with ttl. I got an old speedlight tht is used for flim camera from my friend and its been a hassle to adjust and all I get is over exposed pictures with mega glaring flash... Is there any good entry level to recommend nt more than 100 if possible?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray91 View Post
    Hi to all bro and sis out there,

    I have been using my nikon d3100 for awhile and I want ti get a external flash with ttl. I got an old speedlight tht is used for flim camera from my friend and its been a hassle to adjust and all I get is over exposed pictures with mega glaring flash... Is there any good entry level to recommend nt more than 100 if possible?

    Thanks!
    < $100 is a bit tough.
    I think Nissin has a model Di466 that is around 100-odd. The TTL seems reasonably accurate if you're not too fussy. Nikon speedlights still the preferred choice, though at least $200+ even for 2nd hand model like SB600.
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    I suggest you double that budget and get a yongnuo. Cheaper flashes usually come from third parties and buying a lower level speed lite for your flash will just leave you unsatisfied.
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    hi , so erm comparing speedlight 600 with yongnuo, if both is arnd 200 plus , which would be better?kinda new so yeap...thanks alot.

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    nikon CLS is so power.

    i rather get one of thier speedlights.

    top up some more can get 2nd hand sb600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray91 View Post
    hi , so erm comparing speedlight 600 with yongnuo, if both is arnd 200 plus , which would be better?kinda new so yeap...thanks alot.
    "which is better?" is a dangerous question to answer, because it depends what criteria you use to measure 'better' with

    A Nikon Speedlight for $200+ is most likely a 2nd hand one, whereas it is possible to get a brand new Yongnuo with TTL capability for around $200+. If brand new is important to you, then the Yongnuo is 'better' in that regard. See what I mean?
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    I dipped my feet into flash photography with a Nissin Di622 2 years ago, switch to a SB-700 last year and love it's TTL accuracy. YN565 is a good start, especially they have one for Nikon now. Unless you already fixed in mind you want to go total serious into photography, then you should go straight for a SB-700 at least right from the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    "which is better?" is a dangerous question to answer, because it depends what criteria you use to measure 'better' with

    A Nikon Speedlight for $200+ is most likely a 2nd hand one, whereas it is possible to get a brand new Yongnuo with TTL capability for around $200+. If brand new is important to you, then the Yongnuo is 'better' in that regard. See what I mean?
    But let's say yongnuo vs sb-600, if both are new, which one would be better? Wouldn't it be Sb-600?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I dipped my feet into flash photography with a Nissin Di622 2 years ago, switch to a SB-700 last year and love it's TTL accuracy. YN565 is a good start, especially they have one for Nikon now. Unless you already fixed in mind you want to go total serious into photography, then you should go straight for a SB-700 at least right from the start.
    Totally Serious? I wont say that for me. I just have the passion in it. Sb-600 sounds like a good start for me. But thanks bro for ur helpful advice ((:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray91 View Post
    But let's say yongnuo vs sb-600, if both are new, which one would be better? Wouldn't it be Sb-600?
    Yongnuo got a lot of models leh... I suppose you mean the YN565?
    If both are new, the SB600 would cost a lot more. So does that matter to you?
    I like the Sb600, but I haven't had any first-hand experience with the YN565, so I can't compare.
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