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    Hi all,

    as above, newbie here on flash related stuff. Can anyone of you recommend a few good & reliable to use 3rd party flash on Nikon D90? cos the Nikon flash is too ex for a newbie like me. Appreciate your help in advance... thanks...
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    Default Re: Which 3rd party flash is good & reliable for use on D90?

    I bought a Metz 48 AF-1 for my Pentax, they have one for Nikon also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDave View Post
    I bought a Metz 48 AF-1 for my Pentax, they have one for Nikon also.
    how much did you bought it for? from the mass order session?
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    How about Sony? i'm looking for one tooooo..

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    FYI, Metz flash will cost more than original delicated flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjouin View Post
    How about Sony? i'm looking for one tooooo..
    I saw a few from the mass order session... there is nissin , tumax etc... which is gd? confuse ... anyone can enlighten?
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    btw, Nikon flash is not expensive, you pay for what are you getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    btw, Nikon flash is not expensive, you pay for what are you getting.
    O... really? cos i see for the same spec nikon is more ex...
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    Personally, i'd go for at least a SB-600

    it's definitely function fine..plus you can trigger it wirelessly with your D90! Opens up a lot of creative possibilities for most ppl who don't get to play with studio strobes

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    Quote Originally Posted by kshen View Post
    O... really? cos i see for the same spec nikon is more ex...
    you pay for what you are getting, no other flash has fully integrated with Nikon system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you pay for what you are getting, no other flash has fully integrated with Nikon system.
    integrated nikon system? do you mean that 3rd party flash i cant control from my camera itself or? sorry for my ignorance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kshen View Post
    integrated nikon system? do you mean that 3rd party flash i cant control from my camera itself or? sorry for my ignorance...
    AFAIK, the only third party flash support Nikon CLS is Metz flash.

    If you want Nikon CLS, get a Nikon speed light.
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    Default Re: Which 3rd party flash is good & reliable for use on D90?

    Quote Originally Posted by kshen View Post
    how much did you bought it for? from the mass order session?
    I bought mine for 224 USD off Amazon dot com. I see most people on this forum isn't from the USA so I don't know how to put it, I think Amazon dot com is only an online retail for North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    FYI, Metz flash will cost more than original delicated flash.
    Wow really? And I thought Pentax was cheaper than Nikon overall I only bought this over the Pentax AF 360FGZ which is also 224 because this one was stronger at the same price!
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    You can get Metz 48 AF-1 at Lord's Camera Tel: 6235 4605 @ Lucky Plaza look for Raymond. He is friendly and not pushy. Call him to check stock before you go.I bought my D90 from him, will be getting Metz 48 AF-1 from him soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDayMate View Post
    You can get Metz 48 AF-1 at Lord's Camera Tel: 6235 4605 @ Lucky Plaza look for Raymond. He is friendly and not pushy. Call him to check stock before you go.I bought my D90 from him, will be getting Metz 48 AF-1 from him soon.
    how much is the current price for Metz 48 AF-1 now?
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    Default Re: Which 3rd party flash is good & reliable for use on D90?

    Raymond quoted me $ 360.00 today.

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    Default Re: Which 3rd party flash is good & reliable for use on D90?

    With a D90, it's worth investing abit on the flash to ensure you have the right exposes when need arise.
    Then to regret when you miss it due to poor flash. Anyway, it's one time investment not recurring.
    My personal experience with Nikon using Metz flash, is good in the past with manual cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDayMate View Post
    Raymond quoted me $ 360.00 today.
    tks... i will put that into consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDayMate View Post
    With a D90, it's worth investing abit on the flash to ensure you have the right exposes when need arise.
    Then to regret when you miss it due to poor flash. Anyway, it's one time investment not recurring.
    My personal experience with Nikon using Metz flash, is good in the past with manual cameras.
    tks for yr advise.. cant make up my mind wat to get for flash now... still very fresh on what type of flashes is needed for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDayMate View Post
    With a D90, it's worth investing abit on the flash to ensure you have the right exposes when need arise.
    Then to regret when you miss it due to poor flash. Anyway, it's one time investment not recurring.
    My personal experience with Nikon using Metz flash, is good in the past with manual cameras.
    I second the opinion. Metz flash may be a bit more expensive but it is a worthwhile one off investment. It is better to get something better or you will keep upgrading the flash as it can't meet your needs.
    Last edited by elcap; 4th August 2009 at 09:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elcap View Post
    I second the opinion. Metz flash may be a bit more expensive but it is a one off investment. It is better to get something better or you will keep upgrading the flash.
    lolz... so is metz flash worth the investment? or i shld stick to nikon cls flash?
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