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    Default What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    saw this article on the new flash by nikon.

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-7900-8677

    at the bottom it writes
    'The Speedlight SB-400 is to ship the second week of December 2006 at an expected street price of US$129.95 in the U.S.' so cheap??? from what i read, seems like it can reach as far as 21 meters leh.

    anyone can comfirm?

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    If it says it on the nikon website then its true

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    saw this article on the new flash by nikon.

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-7900-8677

    at the bottom it writes
    'The Speedlight SB-400 is to ship the second week of December 2006 at an expected street price of US$129.95 in the U.S.' so cheap??? from what i read, seems like it can reach as far as 21 meters leh.

    anyone can comfirm?
    specs even lower than SB600, super duper entry level... maybe if do alot of CLS is worth it... just need 1 SB800 and a few SB400... most likely buy 1x SB600= 2x SB400 price.
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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    specs even lower than SB600, super duper entry level... maybe if do alot of CLS is worth it... just need 1 SB800 and a few SB400... most likely buy 1x SB600= 2x SB400 price.
    Cannot do AWL.... It does not support AWL.

    But it can only be used on cameras which support CLS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Cannot do AWL.... It does not support AWL.

    But it can only be used on cameras which support CLS.
    strange... Need CLS, but cannot wireless... crap... good enuff for P&S models...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    If it says it on the nikon website then its true
    looks like a strobe flash for some simple point to shoot camera with hot shoe, nothing to shout about.

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    looks like the wireless remote speedlight....cool....

    good for backup.....
    Last edited by scandisk; 16th November 2006 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandisk View Post
    looks like the wireless remote speedlight....cool....

    good for backup.....
    Backup on the Hotshoe?
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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    errrrrr...backup flash ??...

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    SB-400 can do CLS??? I hope it can put colour gel, dome... then also got different channel and groups... Then I'm gonna bbbb!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    SB-400 can do CLS??? I hope it can put colour gel, dome... then also got different channel and groups... Then I'm gonna bbbb!!!
    CLS is Creative Lighting System

    AWL is Advanced Wireless Lighting

    This is a simplified flash which requires CLS capable cameras to operate. But unable to be triggered wirelessly for what we deem as CLS.
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    Just realised this....
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-7900-8677
    It will not work as either master unit or slave unit in a Nikon wireless TTL setup
    Blah... I think I get SB-600 instead... Or maybe the "Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200" -> but fire power a bit weak...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    Just realised this....


    Blah... I think I get SB-600 instead... Or maybe the "Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200" -> but fire power a bit weak...
    Get the 600... more juice
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Get the 600... more juice
    Ya lor... Happened to notice the Nikon SB-80DX... Wonder if it is good... Or maybe stick to SB-600...

    According to Nikon.com.sg
    SB-800: $800
    SB-80DX: $650
    SB-600: $440
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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    Ya lor... Happened to notice the Nikon SB-80DX... Wonder if it is good... Or maybe stick to SB-600...

    According to Nikon.com.sg
    SB-800: $800
    SB-80DX: $650
    SB-600: $440
    DX not able to do CLS or AWL... or be able to use iTTL...

    So stick with the SB-600 or SB-800
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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    so this flash gun is cheapo 1 lah

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    lets look at what it can do instead.

    1. it is small
    2. it is light
    3. it can do bounce flash

    perfect for holiday snaps without the bulk/weight of a SB600/800

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    lets look at what it can do instead.

    1. it is small
    2. it is light
    3. it can do bounce flash

    perfect for holiday snaps without the bulk/weight of a SB600/800
    Totally agree with you, plus cheaper too.

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    thought this flash is supposed to be released with the new nikon D40? hm.
    based on the stats.. its v.basic.. unlikely for any good for demanding flash hungry users..

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    Default Re: What The Hell, new flash selling at $200++? is it true? nikon flash...

    Quote Originally Posted by FilterFunk View Post
    thought this flash is supposed to be released with the new nikon D40? hm.
    based on the stats.. its v.basic.. unlikely for any good for demanding flash hungry users..
    It's for a different group of users... like those who needs a flash occasionally and for travelling.

    If you want powerful flashes, go for the hammerheads or SB-800 (complete with SD-8a or Quantum)
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