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Instore price £99,99. Use voucher code JESODHSC25 to get this price. Collect instore.
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
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#1
Will it work properly with Nikon D40? Considering as alternative to Nikon SD-400 flash...
1 Like #2
valentins;1962220
Will it work properly with Nikon D40? Considering as alternative to Nikon SD-400 flash...

Nope, this is the one that is Nikon compatible http://www.jessops.com/Store/s35588/0/Flashguns/Jessops/300AFD-Digital-Flashgun-for-Nikon/details.aspx?&IsSearch=y&pageindex=1&searchword=300afd&SortBy=SkuOfferingPriceASC&IsInStockOnly=False&comp=y and it's £99.99 before discount. I had a look at the Jessops ones for my D40 but am glad I went for the SB-400 instead; the Jessops ones were very bulky in comparison to the Nikon, poor build quality and had no carry case. I got my SB-400 through Dixons who pricematched here http://www.purelygadgets.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=3733&wysiwyg=9 (£79.95 now, I got it for £70 a few months ago).
#3
billymac
Nope, this is the one that is Nikon compatible http://www.jessops.com/Store/s35588/0/Flashguns/Jessops/300AFD-Digital-Flashgun-for-Nikon/details.aspx?&IsSearch=y&pageindex=1&searchword=300afd&SortBy=SkuOfferingPriceASC&IsInStockOnly=False&comp=y and it's £99.99 before discount. I had a look at the Jessops ones for my D40 but am glad I went for the SB-400 instead; the Jessops ones were very bulky in comparison to the Nikon, poor build quality and had no carry case. I got my SB-400 through Dixons who pricematched here http://www.purelygadgets.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=3733&wysiwyg=9 (£79.95 now, I got it for £70 a few months ago).


Thanks for info, billymac! :thumbsup:
1 Like #4
valentins;1962362
Thanks for info, billymac! :thumbsup:

No problem - the flash is definitely worth it; indoor shots using the bounce facility are brilliant in comparison to the standard flash. Great article on the flash here http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/sb400.htm and excellent illustration of the difference the bounced flash makes (the picture half way down the page of the old lady holding the baby); I can vouch that it makes that much of a difference.
#5
Great find, been after a flash for my K100d for a whilst, I knew if I waited I would get one for less than £50.00

Don't forget £4.99 P & P however 3% quidco :whistling:
#6
Hi - I'm rubbish - will this work with my Canon Eos 400D? Can't seem to find a decent tech spec. But I am rather dim.
Thanks!
#7
Blacklodge;1963100
Hi - I'm rubbish - will this work with my Canon Eos 400D? Can't seem to find a decent tech spec. But I am rather dim.
Thanks!


I doubt it - I'm not up that up on non-4/3 cameras but for TTL to work properly the flash needs to be specifically compatible with the camera body.

John
#8
This flash is for Pentax only, the camera brand the flash wil lfit is at the end of the title in brackets.

HTH
#9
Blacklodge
Hi - I'm rubbish - will this work with my Canon Eos 400D? Can't seem to find a decent tech spec. But I am rather dim.
Thanks!


Be careful, the wrong flash could burn the circuitry in your camera!

Great deal if you got a Pentax camera though! Heat!
#10
Nice find I have a Pentax k100 looking for a flash..heated and repped
#11
Could samsung DSLR use this flashgun? thanks.
1 Like #12
Note that this flash is not designed for recent pentax DSLRs like the K100D. Recent Pentax DSLRs don't support TTL, only PTTL. Any non-PTTL flash can only be used in manual mode, i.e. no automatic adjustment of the flash strength based on the required exposure etc.

PTTL flashes are very expensive. Using a non-PTTL flash in manual mode is a cheap alternative, but if you're going down that route you're better to get a flash that has manual controls on it for strength, like a Sunpak 383 or Vivitar 285HV. I don't think this Jessops flash has any manual controls, so it will be stuck on full flash all the time on a recent Pentax DSLR.
#13
Note that this flash is not designed for recent pentax DSLRs like the K100D. Recent Pentax DSLRs don't support TTL, only PTTL. Any non-PTTL flash can only be used in manual mode, i.e. no automatic adjustment of the flash strength based on the required exposure etc.

PTTL flashes are very expensive. Using a non-PTTL flash in manual mode is a cheap alternative, but if you're going down that route you're better to get a flash that has manual controls on it for strength, like a Sunpak 383 or Vivitar 285HV. I don't think this Jessops flash has any manual controls, so it will be stuck on full flash all the time on a recent Pentax DSLR.


Correct.......... i am using mine on my K100D quite successfully but in manual mode
I'm saving for the dedicated Pentax 'middle range' flash which is about £136 but i've bought this for use as a slave with a 'peanut' photocell attached for some excellent creative effects combined with the on-board flash :thumbsup:
#14
fulei1979
Could samsung DSLR use this flashgun? thanks.


Yep, the samsungs are generally fully compatible with Pentax through their collaboration, just note the post above about TTL & PTTL
#15
Note that this flash is not designed for recent pentax DSLRs like the K100D. Recent Pentax DSLRs don't support TTL, only PTTL. Any non-PTTL flash can only be used in manual mode, i.e. no automatic adjustment of the flash strength based on the required exposure etc.

PTTL flashes are very expensive. Using a non-PTTL flash in manual mode is a cheap alternative, but if you're going down that route you're better to get a flash that has manual controls on it for strength, like a Sunpak 383 or Vivitar 285HV. I don't think this Jessops flash has any manual controls, so it will be stuck on full flash all the time on a recent Pentax DSLR.


Thanks for the info....I've reserved at store so will consider prior to pick-up
#16
Voted hot as good price for a decent entry level flash.

Personally I would recommend paying more for a better flash as the 300AFD doesn't have swivel which means that the flash isn't great for bounce on portrait photos (camera turned through 90 degrees). Also, this flash has a very low ISO guide number of 30 (not very powerful) whereas the Sigma EF-530 DG ST as an alternative on the Jessops site is a 53 - it is also £129.99 though.
#17
billymac;1962404
No problem - the flash is definitely worth it; indoor shots using the bounce facility are brilliant in comparison to the standard flash. Great article on the flash here http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/sb400.htm and excellent illustration of the difference the bounced flash makes (the picture half way down the page of the old lady holding the baby); I can vouch that it makes that much of a difference.


Thanks for the link, good review as well as good tips on getting bounce flash. (rep left)
#18
billymac
Nope, this is the one that is Nikon compatible http://www.jessops.com/Store/s35588/0/Flashguns/Jessops/300AFD-Digital-Flashgun-for-Nikon/details.aspx?&IsSearch=y&pageindex=1&searchword=300afd&SortBy=SkuOfferingPriceASC&IsInStockOnly=False&comp=y and it's £99.99 before discount. I had a look at the Jessops ones for my D40 but am glad I went for the SB-400 instead; the Jessops ones were very bulky in comparison to the Nikon, poor build quality and had no carry case. I got my SB-400 through Dixons who pricematched here http://www.purelygadgets.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=3733&wysiwyg=9 (£79.95 now, I got it for £70 a few months ago).


Good work billymac. I can not believe Dixons matched Purely Gadgets who are reknowned for their grey market products. I will try them next time I need something for my cam.
#19
I had a 300AFD when I first got my Canon and I will say this - I got a better result with a really old FULL MANUAL hanimex flash. I would recommend anyone who wants a very good flash go get a Sunpak 383 they may not be automatic or have IR illumination but the are one hell of a good flash and S/h about £40 on ebay.
#20
quatermass;1964372
Good work billymac. I can not believe Dixons matched Purely Gadgets who are reknowned for their grey market products. I will try them next time I need something for my cam.

Didn't even have to press them - just gave them the website details, they checked and voila deal done. Didn't want to use Purely Gadgets as had read some bad reviews about their customer service. Here's an excellent site I found (and used for getting my SB-400) for comparing photographic equipment prices for the main brands http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat11.html.

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