A&P flash... service reapir vs alternative

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  1. diyam doo

    diyam doo sucka member

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    The built in flash on my cam seems to be burnt out.

    I have a nikon d50 dslr and was wondering if Its cheaper to get it serviced for a new flash or just buy an external speedlight. It

    I heard service repair labor is a biatch. What u think
     
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    Dan-blackline Registered Sex Offender

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    Buy an external flash, its worth the upgrade.
     
  3. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    buy the speedlight... the on board flash sucks ass and should never be used.
     
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    MadHax0rMan Give me your money... or don't

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    is it burnt out or just not working... if its still under the 1 year warranty, you might be able to get it replaced free, it would just take a few weeks to get it done
     
  5. diyam doo

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    I called and service repair is 200 bucks...


    For an external does anyone know the life expectancy/number of flashes it can give
     
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    Definetly get an external flash if they want 200 for the onboard one

    oh, and holy lurker
     
  7. diyam doo

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    still under extended warranty. so i shipped it back . tech support said must be a defect cus they havent seen a burnt out bulb in ages
     
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    the thin glass flash tubes are often damaged by shock, other than that it should be able perfrom a lot of flashes.
     

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