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    may i know which flash is versatile for both indoor shooting (like rock gigs in halls) and outdoor shooting (super duper irritating getais at night).? am a noob here, and wish for you guys to assist. don't wish to spend so much yet. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyjoey View Post
    may i know which flash is versatile for both indoor shooting (like rock gigs in halls) and outdoor shooting (super duper irritating getais at night).? am a noob here, and wish for you guys to assist. don't wish to spend so much yet. thank you.
    An external one fired direct would suffice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    An external one fired direct would suffice...
    sorry, am a noob here. didn't understand what you were saying. what do you mean by an external one.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyjoey View Post
    may i know which flash is versatile for both indoor shooting (like rock gigs in halls) and outdoor shooting (super duper irritating getais at night).?
    Yes, flash photography is useful for indoor and outdoor.


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    am a noob here, and wish for you guys to assist. don't wish to spend so much yet. thank you.
    Spend ? Are you look for a flash unit ? What is your current camera brand and model ?
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    Zac meant a external flash pointed directly at the subject (sometimes we point the flash to the roof/wall or a card to bouce the flash toward the subject) will do the job you wanted.

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    sorry, am a noob here. didn't understand what you were saying. what do you mean by an external one.?

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    if you want to shoot both indoor shooting (like rock gigs in halls) and outdoor shooting (super duper irritating getais at night) from far far away, you need a powerful external flash, and powerful flash = $$$

    eg SB600, or SB800
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    Far far away??? Lightning free, but must wait....kidding lah.

    How you know he is using Nikon?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    if you want to shoot both indoor shooting (like rock gigs in halls) and outdoor shooting (super duper irritating getais at night) from far far away, you need a powerful external flash, and powerful flash = $$$

    eg SB600, or SB800

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    Far far away??? Lightning free, but must wait....kidding lah.

    How you know he is using Nikon?
    I always do a search b4 i post, don't want to "hoot sa la".
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    O, yah.....nikon user.

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    I always do a search b4 i post, don't want to "hoot sa la".

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    yup. i use a stupid D40X.mom bought it for me on impulse. impossible to tell her i want a new D80 when the camera is not even 1 month old. haha. yes, i'm looking for a flash unit. let's say i'm standing right at foot of the stage, is sb400 enough.? do the 3 flash units (sb400, 600 and 800) support my camera.? AF-S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyjoey View Post
    yup. i use a stupid D40X.mom bought it for me on impulse. impossible to tell her i want a new D80 when the camera is not even 1 month old. haha. yes, i'm looking for a flash unit. let's say i'm standing right at foot of the stage, is sb400 enough.? do the 3 flash units (sb400, 600 and 800) support my camera.? AF-S.
    Don't be disapointed, D40X is a good DSLR to start off with.
    Unless you are already constrain by it limit.

    The ans to your question is Yes.. even your built in flash able to light up the subject infront. But in order to have a better control and even distribution light , i would suggest to get at least the SB-600. I am sure most pple will recommend to go for the SB-800 instead. But honestly, SB-600 is more than sufficient at this moment.

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    Hi joey, think I will be very grateful if my mom buys me a DSLR when I am 16....I didn't get it...I got my first digi compact when I was working and DSLR only last year....so I think you are very fortunate to have such a mum who can afford to buy you an expensive toy.

    Back to the cam, D40x is a capable cam, many pros buy it as a back up as it can control the noise during low light shoot very well. Use it with the limitation and when you grow out of it, then you change.

    And yes, all 3 flash lights are compatible with D40x

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    yup. i use a stupid D40X.mom bought it for me on impulse. impossible to tell her i want a new D80 when the camera is not even 1 month old. haha. yes, i'm looking for a flash unit. let's say i'm standing right at foot of the stage, is sb400 enough.? do the 3 flash units (sb400, 600 and 800) support my camera.? AF-S.

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    thanks man. may i know the pricing for sb400 and sb600.? so it's better if i get a 600 now.? any place selling cheap.?

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    Check the prices here....remember to update the thread when you have got an new price.

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    thanks man. may i know the pricing for sb400 and sb600.? so it's better if i get a 600 now.? any place selling cheap.?

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    you are fortunate to have your mother bought you a DSLR.

    the only camera my mum bought for me is this



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    I have one kodak film compact from my dad when I was younger too...one and only.

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    you are fortunate to have your mother bought you a DSLR.

    the only camera my mum bought for me is this



    be contented with what you have.

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    thanks for the advice.

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    I have just bought the sb-600 at CP for $360 incl GST. Look around you may get it slightly cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyjoey View Post
    yup. i use a stupid D40X.mom bought it for me on impulse. impossible to tell her i want a new D80 when the camera is not even 1 month old. haha. yes, i'm looking for a flash unit. let's say i'm standing right at foot of the stage, is sb400 enough.? do the 3 flash units (sb400, 600 and 800) support my camera.? AF-S.
    i are a newbie and yet, u out grow a up to date tech DSLR in just a month, you must be a extremely talented, born to be the greatest photographer in the history of photography.

    either that or you are just a spoil brat.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    i are a newbie and yet, u out grow a up to date tech DSLR in just a month, you must be a extremely talented, born to be the greatest photographer in the history of photography.

    either that or you are just a spoil brat.
    hahahaha...that is what I call sharp, sweet and to the point.

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