which one to get first?


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Tay

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Hi,
I would like to have u guys advice.I have 2 item in my mind (SB 800 & Lenses) for D70 so which one is more practical to get first, lenses or SB800?

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foxtwo

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Doesn't it depend on what you aim to accomplish currently? Unless you're telling us you bought D70 body alone.... then i'll say screw the flash and get a lense. :p

If you can make do with the current lense, and need the flash now, then get the flash lor. We can't really advise you on what to get leh.
 

Xaler

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Which one more practical depends on which want you need. If you're keen on taking events, a flash is a must. IMHO, the kit lense should be sufficient for most uses.

Personally, I take landscapes more and really, a flash don't matter much.
 

2100

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Seriously, if you are feeling the gian-ness in photography, get both. Coz in the end, you will get both eventually......so why wait and miss photo ops?

;p Really lar, not joking.
 

Ah Pao

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This is a tough decision...I went for the lens first, only because I managed to "borrow" a flash for use in the meantime before I got my own Speedlite.

If you already have a lens and is comfortable using it, then the flash is the next-in-line purchase. Otherwise, I think the lens is more important than the flash...without a good lens, even the best Speedlight is of no use. :think:
 

user111

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get the lens first. flash can borrow
 

Astin

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Get the lens first, and use sunlight (its free), daylight, moonlight, ambient light, street light, candle light. You learn faster without a flash.
 

popeye

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I suggest to hold on a second with your purchase. With your question, I worry that you don't know what you are trying to get at :D

I believe you already have a lens (because only a super duper jerk asking which one to get, if he only have a camera body). So make use the best of it. Over the time you will realize what you are missing. By then, you don't even need to ask that question ;)
 

Tay

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:) I bought the D70 with kit.Intend to take macro pic.
 

fengwei

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Tay said:
:) I bought the D70 with kit.Intend to take macro pic.
Then you'll need a lens (better yet, a macro lens) first. You still can get very good macro shots without using a flash when the light condition is okay, but you might not be able to get very good macro shots with the kit lens.

A Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro lens costs less than $350 only. Can get better ones if you wanna put more money in ;)

Good luck and happy shooting.
 

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