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    I am looking for a small flash for my D90.

    I intend to use it for travelling as there are times when I think my built-in flash is not strong enough.

    Another reason is that when I use my wide angle lenses, my built in flash casts a shadow on my photos.

    At present, I am thinking of getting an SB-400.

    Anyone who can recommend a better flash (even third party).

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    There is 3rd party flash, such as Yong Nuo, Nissin, etc.
    But I still recommend the Nikon flash for you. SB400 is the best "Small Flash" for you to start with.

    The SB400 even can bounce light to the ceiling with additional bounce card for fill light, like this:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mortaric/1791748307/
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    thanks Jeff7id

    I already own a SB-600 and I intend to get an SB-900 next year 2011.

    But everytime I travel with my family, I find that the SB-600 is too big.

    I think the SB-400 size is perfect, I just want to know if there are other available options other than the SB-400.

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    There are a lot of 3rd party TTL flash, but the size is about the same with SB-600.

    I think SB-400 is the smallest i-TTL flash made for Nikon.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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    Default Re: "Small Flash" Suggestions

    how about metz? maybe they have..

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    Quote Originally Posted by liionel View Post
    how about metz? maybe they have..
    There is Metz 20 C2, here is the link:
    http://www.metzflash.co.uk/pages/metz1.htm

    The Metz 20 C2 and SB-400 are about the same power, but the Metz size is still bigger than the Nikon one though,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    I am looking for a small flash for my D90.

    I intend to use it for travelling as there are times when I think my built-in flash is not strong enough.

    Another reason is that when I use my wide angle lenses, my built in flash casts a shadow on my photos.

    At present, I am thinking of getting an SB-400.

    Anyone who can recommend a better flash (even third party).
    Not sure is it this problem.
    You can take out your lens hood to prevent shadow cast into your images.

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    sorry, but taking off the lens hood does not solve the shadow issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    sorry, but taking off the lens hood does not solve the shadow issue
    The problem is the lens itself, its too big and blocks out the flash.

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    Default Re: "Small Flash" Suggestions

    SB400 might not be available new anymore, not very sure, please confirm this before making your decision otherwise it will be a waste of time.

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    SB 400 is still in production but most of the stores are out of stock. If you require a set, you might want to give NSC(Sales dept.) a call. They are able to arrange a set to be available at one of the recommended stores.

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    Default Re: "Small Flash" Suggestions

    I have an idea in using the SB400.

    Perhaps one can hook it up with an extension cord to overcome the limitation in bounce flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    I have an idea in using the SB400.

    Perhaps one can hook it up with an extension cord to overcome the limitation in bounce flash.
    Or DIY, SB400 can bounce light to the ceiling with additional bounce card as shown here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mortaric/1791748307/

    Bounce light to the ceiling would avoid shadow of the long lens to be casted into your images.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

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