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    Default Flash query

    What is advantage of using Nikon Branded Flash (SB600/800/900) over its equivalent Sunpac.

    Since the cost difference is too much..

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    Feb 2003

    Default Re: Flash query

    Bring you cam along to the shop and test it by yourselve and you'll see the different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    Bring you cam along to the shop and test it by yourselve and you'll see the different.
    hmm, still wondering... i have never used external flash... so even i go to shop, i think i won;t be able to know the difference.....

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    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
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    Default Re: Flash query

    I haven't had too much experience with 3rd party flashes on my Nikon... but I'm happy with my flash exposure using my Speedlight.
    Some comments read about 3rd party flashes mention inconsistent flash metering.

    * also, my Speedlight is CLS-capable without any additional accessories.
    Exploring! :)

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    Member NeTHaCk's Avatar
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    Dec 2004

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    I'll say . if you're using Nikon , you should know that nikon makes the best flash systems .

    next you should know that nikon has wireless TTL through its CLS systems.

    next you should know that you pay for what you get.

    i have used 3rd party flashes. some are good some are so-so. one thing about 3rd party is that the quality degrades over time . i dont know how to explain but more like sometimes you will get inconsistent shots . I'v owned the Sunpak PZ40x and tried the PF30x and both are so-so .

    get an sb600 the very least .

    if you've got the D70,80/90 , you can use your built in flash as a commander mode to fire the Sb600 in CLS . otherwise you need at least he sb-800/900 on the d40/40x/60/5000 to do the same.

    the sb-800 and 900 can both used as master flash but not the sb-600
    Nikon D7000 : Tamron 17-50VC f2.8, SB-900
    Nikon D90 : Nikon 18-105 VR, SB-600

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    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
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    Default Re: Flash query

    Colour balance accuracy, accurate flash control, ease of usage, wireless options and so on...

    You pay for what you get.
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

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    Great!, thanks for all your replies.. I am going to buy nikon flash now...



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