Nikon SB900 Speedlight Below £300 @ Amazon
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Nikon SB900 Speedlight Below £300 @ Amazon

£297.70
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Found 25th May 2010
This wont be for everybody but if your serious about your photography and own a Nikon SLR this is the flash to have. Cheapest around.

The new SB-900 propels flash lighting into the future with really exciting creative opportunities available at the touch of a button

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The SB-900 isn't bad really but definitely over-priced like all Nikon's products!

I can only say that even for an enthusiast it's still way above the average guy's limit.
After a lot of research, I ended up with a Sunpak. Not as brilliant as the SB900 but 1/3 of the price. I use it on and off the camera, it bounces, it rotates, it focuses and recycles in less than 3sec.

My point is, for the body and the lens I'd definitely use a Nikon, but apart from that, I will try to experiment.

Good find though.

Which body do you own by the way?

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D300s

Nice. I'm a bit behind with a D60. And what lenses do you use (apart from the kit 18-55)?

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I have a 18-135, 55-200, 70-300 and 50mm all nikon, I hear what your saying about try other flashes but I had a sigma 530 flash unit last year and the results were really hit & miss before if finaly gave up the ghost while i was shooting my niece's wedding. Tried this out a while ago and the results were worth paying the extra for.

cheapest online , yes they are overpriced but still fantastic flash with a long range, I have a d3 and a sb600 and a sb900 , sb900 used as a commmander and sb600 slave. works brilliantly. By the way payed £275 for my sb900 with this kit bbjimports.com/pro…109 for £275, both only 1 month old chuffed. If you do use flash a lot then get the lightsphere you will love the results

I tried the SB600 and the sb-28 and my current one the Sunpak all in indoor conditions, on and off.
To be honest, the difference in performance doesn't make up to the difference in price.

Hey guys - I have a D5000 and have been looking into an an external flash for that. I think I am going to have one brought over from the States since they seem significantly cheaper over there. I was considering 'another' brand because of the price difference between the expensive Nikon Speedlights - what suggestions do you have? I'm only really finding my way at the moment as this is something that I have wanted to get involved in for some time...

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Spennyk;8687024

Hey guys - I have a D5000 and have been looking into an an external flash … Hey guys - I have a D5000 and have been looking into an an external flash for that. I think I am going to have one brought over from the States since they seem significantly cheaper over there. I was considering 'another' brand because of the price difference between the expensive Nikon Speedlights - what suggestions do you have? I'm only really finding my way at the moment as this is something that I have wanted to get involved in for some time...



If you have the money its worth paying the extra in my opinion. You just dont get the same level of compatibility with other makes (thats just my opinion though)

wnofal

The SB-900 isn't bad really but definitely over-priced like all Nikon's … The SB-900 isn't bad really but definitely over-priced like all Nikon's products!I can only say that even for an enthusiast it's still way above the average guy's limit.After a lot of research, I ended up with a Sunpak. Not as brilliant as the SB900 but 1/3 of the price. I use it on and off the camera, it bounces, it rotates, it focuses and recycles in less than 3sec.My point is, for the body and the lens I'd definitely use a Nikon, but apart from that, I will try to experiment.Good find though.Which body do you own by the way?



Assuming you're using a Nikon body, how well does the Sunpak integrate - exposure control etc?
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