A&P nikon crew!

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Buying my SB-800 today!

    Where should I get it from?

    Adorama had it for ~315... Anyone seen a reliable place to get it cheaper than that?

    I also want the 4ft cord for it. Any other accessories you'd consider necessary?

    woohoo!

    :noes:
     
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    Why the 4ft cord?
     
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    Shit, too late, haha.
     
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    Yeah, i'm reading up on that now..

    I don't need the cord even if I don't have a 2nd speedlight?

    My d80 can control it wirelessly?


    The nikon manual has pics of the flash attached to the cord, so I mindlessly thought I needed one...

    Anyone wanna share how this works with me real quick?

    It takes forever to read all this crap...
     
  6. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Your D80 will control it wirelessly

    Go into your flash setup on the camera and change it to comander

    Edit: Go to customs setting menu ... #22 built in flash... comander then set you flash so it works wireless
     
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    what kind of crap is this:

    Due to the Passover Holiday; All orders placed after 5PM on Sunday 4/1 will begin to process Thursday 4/5. Thank you for your patience and understanding
     
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    awesome.

    So then I could use the built in flash for fill, and the external for wireless control.

    I love it.
     
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    Best investment I made for my D70.

    You will be more than happy with the thing. Also the batteries (even using regular AA's) last for goddamned ever.
     
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    hmm don't know there, but here in PR its holy week, most people don't have work nor classes until next monday...of course I suck and im stuck here at work
     
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    fuck that..invest in some rechargable batteries..

    I use an 8 battery charger that tells me the charge of each one individually..cost me about $ 60 but its one of the most helpful things ive bought..that and 16 rechargable batteries.
     
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    The one thing you might want to know, though, is the way it works it by firing off a quick flash before the shutter releases which triggers the SB-600 or SB-800. Some people have been concerned about that causing people to blink, but I don't know if that's true. It's more an issue of personal experience.

    Also, just so you know, most of the stuff in the SB-800 is already controlled by the D80. I think other than it being a little more powerful, there's not alot more in the SB-800 over the SB-600 if you have a Nikon with Commander mode. Someone correct me if I'm wrong though.

    But yeah, I'm definitely buying an SB-600 soon. That Strobist website has made me really itch for one.
     
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    thanks for the info godfather!

    What would be the main advantages of getting an 800 over the 600?

    I'm assuming the 600 can auto sync with high shutter speeds, and has all of the fill flash modes?
     
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    The 800 can control other flashes while the 600 is a slave, but a slave that works with Commander mode. As far as I know the 800 is just a bit more powerful, and can do the job of Commander mode for cameras without it, or for cameras without built in flashes. Ken Rockwell talks about it a bunch. You might wanna check out his site.
     
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    I got the 600 and it suits me fine.
     
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    Dawt ... comander in the camera FTW
     
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    Hmmm.. So now you guys have me thinking of getting the 600 instead...

    I mean the only thing I think i'm gonna miss is the strobe flash...

    But really, how many times can you use that before people start punching you in the face for the cheesy effect?

    I suppose all I need now is a good diffuser.

    Should I start another thread about getting the omnibounce or lightsphere, or is there really one simple answer?

    I want something that reduce/remove shadows for portraits, and give me wide, even light distribution for fill flash.
     
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    800 is worth the extra cash...but I use a flash 98% of the time when I shoot....
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    You are such a faggot. :rofl:
     
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    what makes it worth it to you?
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    The 800 is not necessarily worth the extra $150. It all depends on what he's going to be doing.

    For someone like me or Fusion, the 600 does everything we need.

    Evan is just a moran and he should probably be the last person you listen too.
     
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    Fair enough... What about the diffuser?
     
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    By the way, you can make the D80 strobe with the built in flash. I figure you could do it with an external, too.
     
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    I use that free diffuser link someone posted a while back.

    Works really good...
     

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