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Jessops- 300 AFD Flasgun for Nikon £34.25

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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
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was in store looking for a Flashgun for my D40, just for a bit more power, the 300AFD was down to £65

went to buy it online and its only £34.25!!!


Dedicated TTL flashgun for digital and film cameras
Guide number 30m/ISO 100
Bounce adjustment 0 - 90º
Autofocus assist light
Zoom Settings 28/35/50/85mm

For use with the following Nikon Digital SLRs: d40, D50, D70, D70s, D80 & D200
Nikon Coolpix: 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700, 8400, 8700, 8800.
Film SLRs: F4, F401, F5, F50, F60, F65, F70, F75, F801, F80, F90X, F100
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#1
Same price for the Canon mount flash too.

It's Collect at Store for this price, with delivery at £4.95

You can also save 5% with the ages old code JESSOPS5 (which makes it £32.53)

Voted hot
#2
Hot, over 1/3rd the price of the cheapest nikon flash and it's got bounce adjustment... might have to have a word with santa myself!
banned#3
3% Quidco as well.
#4
Also available Canon version if anyone interested.
#5
Great price. Any reviews?
#6
Bought. Hot.
#7
voted hot!
though i am gonna go for the canon one.
thanks!
#8
H&R added :thumbsup:
#9
On second thoughts, this will be better than the standard flash on my 350D right? I assumed it would be!
#10
top deal :thumbsup:
#11
Another Christmas present for me:santa:
banned#12
Will this work with the d60? The site does not mention it but surely if it works with the d40 and d80 I am safe?
3 Likes #13
Nickest1988;3776192
On second thoughts, this will be better than the standard flash on my 350D right? I assumed it would be!

I've no personal experience of this unit but from what I see on the website I think it will give you four key advantages....
1. Far more powerful - GN = 30m vs 13m for the popup. Over twice the reach means more than 2 stops brighter, or 4X more powerful.
2. Ability to tilt the flash upwards will allow you to bounce the flash off a ceiling to fill a (small-medium) room with light and create nice soft lighting for your subjects, rather than hard, rabbits in headlights style lighting.
3. It will put more distance between the flash and the lens, reducing the chances of redeye somewhat.
4. It should provide a more discreet way to AF assist in dim conditions. I'm assuming in this regard it works like Canon's own flash heads, with a steady red focus beam rather than a strobing flash light.

It falls down relative to Canon's own 430EX II and 580EX II flash guns because....
1. It is not as powerful as them.
2. It cannot swivel, to allow bouncing off to the side or behind you.
3. When you shoot in portrait orientation the lack of swivel means you will be forced to bounce off a wall, or not bounce at all, which may yield unattractive side shadows.
4. I don't know whether the zoom function is automatic or manual. If manual, that will be a right chore to adjust, every time you zoom your lens.
5. I have no idea why it is compatible with practically every EOS camera under the sun except the 40D. I have a 30D, 40D and 50D and I am blissfully unaware that the 40D is in any way the odd man out when it comes to flash. But I do only have a 580EX and 580 EX II so everything works as it should for me.

But for under £40 delivered (a 430EX II is £170 and a 580EX II is £293) it seems a cheap way to move up the flash ladder :)

Check out this website for advice on bouncing the flash and other flash techniques - http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/4-bouncing-flash/
#14
hi all
would this work with the sony a350

regards
#15
yorky22
hi all
would this work with the sony a350

regards


No, the Sony has a peculiar mount (old Minolta design).

Cheapest Sony fit I could see was £97.86 :-(:-(
#16
Cheers just ordered :thumbsup:
#17
Just FYI, I bought one of these originally. They are nice and work OK, but they're not a patch on the SB600. If you really enjoy your photography, you'll end up with a 600 (if not an 800)
#19
Don't forget quidco
#20
Vote hot for the price!
#21
Will this fit the nikon d60
#22
wow good deal!!! been always wanna get a flash for my d40 too!!!!! thanks!!! voted hot hot hot
#23
Great deal. Ordered one for pick up and used QUIDCOFIVE for 5% off. Got the canoon for my 400d. It'll be fine for the money!
#24
Voted hot.
#25
[COLOR="Red"]Main Review
Jessops’s own-brand flashgun is a digitally dedicated model with plenty of features at a reasonable price. The Guide Number of 30m @ ISO100 is acceptably powerful and the flash is available in Nikon, Canon and Pentax fittings.

It offers up to 90° tilt of the flash-head for bouncing the flash off walls and ceilings and a manually adjustable zoom head to match the output to the correct focal length on your lens. The Jessops model is TTL only, using the appropriate TTL flash system of compatible cameras, so is very easy to use: just switch the flash on and take the pictures. This may be somewhat limiting to more experimental photographers, but for those looking for a simple lighting solution, it’s all you need.

Image quality could be better with the diffuser casting wavy shadows over the subject and a horizontal central hot spot across the frame. The Iight is also a little cold giving skin tones a slightly greenish hue

Verdict
While it may have some good features, at the price and in comparison to others the Jessops unit performs poorly.
Reviewer: WDC Team[/COLOR]

The price at the time of review was £100, at £33 I can live with it's small failings in terms of colour and hue. I can use Corel Photo Shop Pro to correct colour and hue. A great price, thanks to OP.
#26
Thanks OP, Went for one.
#27
Anyone know if the Canon version will fit the 1000d please?
#28
Thanks for this, been looking to get a flashgun for my Canon 400D, but the £170 for 430EXII is a little out of my comfort zone at the moment. £30 is a good price for a flash to tide me over. Thanks & heat/rep added!
#29
Thanks to OP, just collected mine it is great especially for the money...well chuffed :thumbsup:

Hot hot hot!
#30
I had this flashgun and it's true that the SB600 is considerably better, but lets face it, it is around 90-100 quid more than the price of this Jessops. If you don't have an external flash I think this is fine. I used it on a D70s and it seemed ok to me and I sold it to someone with a D40 and they have no complaints. The colour seemed fine to me and nothing that couldn't be tweaked in PP and I don't recall any hotspots. I'd recommend it although like many flashes a bit of tissue or white cloth does soften it up better. This used to be 99 quid, now 35, get it! It is better than on the small on-camera flash because you can bounce it, it's more powerful so can be used further away etc.
#31
cheers, reserved one online using the 5% code as well and picked it up this afternoon,
its a christmas present tho so not had a chance to look at it yet :(
#32
picked it up today, store look at the reservation stub in amazement , not tested it yet cos my bro has my camera
#33
tdodd
I've no personal experience of this unit but from what I see on the website I think it will give you four key advantages....
1. Far more powerful - GN = 30m vs 13m for the popup. Over twice the reach means more than 2 stops brighter, or 4X more powerful.
2. Ability to tilt the flash upwards will allow you to bounce the flash off a ceiling to fill a (small-medium) room with light and create nice soft lighting for your subjects, rather than hard, rabbits in headlights style lighting.
3. It will put more distance between the flash and the lens, reducing the chances of redeye somewhat.
4. It should provide a more discreet way to AF assist in dim conditions. I'm assuming in this regard it works like Canon's own flash heads, with a steady red focus beam rather than a strobing flash light.

It falls down relative to Canon's own 430EX II and 580EX II flash guns because....
1. It is not as powerful as them.
2. It cannot swivel, to allow bouncing off to the side or behind you.
3. When you shoot in portrait orientation the lack of swivel means you will be forced to bounce off a wall, or not bounce at all, which may yield unattractive side shadows.
4. I don't know whether the zoom function is automatic or manual. If manual, that will be a right chore to adjust, every time you zoom your lens.
5. I have no idea why it is compatible with practically every EOS camera under the sun except the 40D. I have a 30D, 40D and 50D and I am blissfully unaware that the 40D is in any way the odd man out when it comes to flash. But I do only have a 580EX and 580 EX II so everything works as it should for me.

But for under £40 delivered (a 430EX II is £170 and a 580EX II is £293) it seems a cheap way to move up the flash ladder :)

Check out this website for advice on bouncing the flash and other flash techniques - http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/4-bouncing-flash/


Thank you very much! Appreciated!
#34
I was tempted to buy a few to use in multi flash situations but it seesm they don't have a Manual setting, please can someone confirm this, thanks.

For advice on using flash well I recommend strobist.com.
#35
grrr, website refuses to accept either my credit or debit card for collect at store, or anything.
1 Like #36
neilc
I was tempted to buy a few to use in multi flash situations but it seesm they don't have a Manual setting, please can someone confirm this, thanks.

For advice on using flash well I recommend strobist.com.


just read the paperwork, no manual mode just auto
#37
AndBurG;3783651
just read the paperwork, no manual mode just auto

thanks andburg, saves me blowing £100 on them before Christmas, I guess.

Secondhand Nikon SB24's and 26's used to go for £20ish on eBay, great solid workhorses - until strobist came along and the price has quadrupled over the last year or so.
#38
Just orded. Thanks
#39
If anyone has the nikon version, I'd appreciate it if you could take a look at the manual for which ttl system it uses.

From compatibility list I assume iTTL, but as I want one for a D100 I'm hoping it might support dTTL too...

Anyone who knows the answer???
banned#40
I purchased one for my D60 and it appears to work fine. The auto focus light on the back of the flash never turns on though.

Oh and the build quality is hilariously poor (as you would expect)!

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