7th December 2004, 10:18 PM
which one to get first?
I would like to have u guys advice.I have 2 item in my mind (SB 800 & Lenses) for D70 so which one is more practical to get first, lenses or SB800?
7th December 2004, 10:23 PM
8th December 2004, 12:43 AM
Which one more practical depends on which want you need. If you're keen on taking events, a flash is a must. IMHO, the kit lense should be sufficient for most uses.
Personally, I take landscapes more and really, a flash don't matter much.
8th December 2004, 01:39 AM
Seriously, if you are feeling the gian-ness in photography, get both. Coz in the end, you will get both eventually......so why wait and miss photo ops?
Really lar, not joking.
8th December 2004, 11:09 AM
This is a tough decision...I went for the lens first, only because I managed to "borrow" a flash for use in the meantime before I got my own Speedlite.
If you already have a lens and is comfortable using it, then the flash is the next-in-line purchase. Otherwise, I think the lens is more important than the flash...without a good lens, even the best Speedlight is of no use.
8th December 2004, 11:11 AM
get the lens first. flash can borrow
8th December 2004, 11:31 AM
Get the lens first, and use sunlight (its free), daylight, moonlight, ambient light, street light, candle light. You learn faster without a flash.
8th December 2004, 02:00 PM
8th December 2004, 11:09 PM
Insufficient info to compute...
Can tell us what lens you have and any specific subjects you intend to take?
9th December 2004, 05:50 AM
I bought the D70 with kit.Intend to take macro pic.
9th December 2004, 09:53 AM
Then you'll need a lens (better yet, a macro lens) first. You still can get very good macro shots without using a flash when the light condition is okay, but you might not be able to get very good macro shots with the kit lens.
Originally Posted by Tay
A Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro lens costs less than $350 only. Can get better ones if you wanna put more money in
Good luck and happy shooting.