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    Default Re: Caught in between 2, or maybe 3

    Get yourself a SB-700 and save yourself the frustration later. Don't worry it is not that easily spoilt. SB-600 is too limited. You want to learn, get the SB-700. SB-800 is also fine but to me the SB-700 has a more friendly user interface, and can swivel 180% both directions.

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    Well here's what i'll do. Get the SB-600 and play around with it for afew months (depends on you). If you think you had enough fun and wanna get down to business, buy ANOTHER SB-700/800/900. Why i said that? Because If you want to learn advanced lighting techniques you have to be creative in lightings. Take 2 flashes for example. Remember, SB-600 doesn't have commander mode while the rest has!

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    Default Re: Caught in between 2, or maybe 3

    Ok guys. after reading the comments, I've decided between SB600 and SB700.

    So now is the prices. How much are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsfchris View Post
    Ok guys. after reading the comments, I've decided between SB600 and SB700.

    So now is the prices. How much are they?
    So are you getting both?

    SB-600 price $350 max
    SB-700 price $450 max

    these are the average street prices. Meaning non official stores like Courts or challenger.

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    @lsfchris, no one seem to have answered your question on the remote cord socket (I'm guessing you're referring to this when you said "PC sync"), and remote power socket in front of the flash.

    These are used with a compatible external battery pack (e.g. SD-8A, SD-9) to shorten recycle time and give more flashes before the batteries need to be changed.

    You said that you plan to shoot portraits and the occasional event or party.

    I had the same requirement when I was shopping for a flash recently, and I got a used but mint condition SB-800 after evaluating the options. And an SD-8A as well, of course.

    Plugging the SD-8A in gives me a recycle time of 1s or so, plus the promise of more flashes in between battery changes. This is important for event shoots ... you cannot say "hold that smile" while your flash takes 4-5s to recharge. Plus opportunistic shots are not captured.

    I only use it occasionally as I'm a hobbyist, but I know that when I need the capability, it's there, and for not much more investment than getting something newer but lower end.

    So I will advise you to get an SB-800 if you use iTTL, or if you want new and can't find an SB-800, go one up to the SB-900.

    FYI I used to use (and still have) an SB-28 and an SD-8. That's what got me hooked on this fast recharge thingy, the SD-8 (and -8A) are small and light, you just pop them into your pocket and forget about them (well, if you can ignore the cord!).

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    Default Re: Caught in between 2, or maybe 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz View Post
    So are you getting both?

    SB-600 price $350 max
    SB-700 price $450 max

    these are the average street prices. Meaning non official stores like Courts or challenger.
    Haha. I wish i could get both though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ericp View Post
    @lsfchris, no one seem to have answered your question on the remote cord socket (I'm guessing you're referring to this when you said "PC sync"), and remote power socket in front of the flash.

    These are used with a compatible external battery pack (e.g. SD-8A, SD-9) to shorten recycle time and give more flashes before the batteries need to be changed.

    You said that you plan to shoot portraits and the occasional event or party.

    I had the same requirement when I was shopping for a flash recently, and I got a used but mint condition SB-800 after evaluating the options. And an SD-8A as well, of course.

    Plugging the SD-8A in gives me a recycle time of 1s or so, plus the promise of more flashes in between battery changes. This is important for event shoots ... you cannot say "hold that smile" while your flash takes 4-5s to recharge. Plus opportunistic shots are not captured.

    I only use it occasionally as I'm a hobbyist, but I know that when I need the capability, it's there, and for not much more investment than getting something newer but lower end.

    So I will advise you to get an SB-800 if you use iTTL, or if you want new and can't find an SB-800, go one up to the SB-900.

    FYI I used to use (and still have) an SB-28 and an SD-8. That's what got me hooked on this fast recharge thingy, the SD-8 (and -8A) are small and light, you just pop them into your pocket and forget about them (well, if you can ignore the cord!).

    Can this coiled remote fixed the external batt pack to the SB 700 as SB 900 is abit ex for me and people are advising not to buy 2nd hand flashes.

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