A&P Which Nikon Accesories to get

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  1. sirmark

    sirmark HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    I am interested in purchasing a few accessories for my nikon d70. However i am still new to photography and want some input on the best to get. First off I want to get a remote so i can release the shutter while its on a tripod. After looking around there are several remotes available. Which is the best for what i need? Nothing special just shutter release from a small distance. I also want to purchase a better flash. I have looked at the SB-600 and SB-800 and i belive these are the way to go. What im wondering is what is the difference between the two and is it worth spending the extra 100?
     
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    ML-3 remote

    SB-800 speedlight
     
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    will i as a noob photographer notice a difference in the 800 and 600? I will be however taking several photo classes in the near near future so i will learn and i love to play with it so i will learn quick but i realize I dont need the absolute best
     
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    get it now to save yourself another purchase in the future
     
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    Do the Nikon flash units have wireless master/slave functions?

    If they do, you can compare them to Canon... You can get a 420ex now, then get a 580ex later and use the 420ex as a slave, so you can have 2 flashes.. i dont know how the nikon system works, though.. :hs:
     
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    :noes:
     
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    Niklon flases work the same way.

    I would get the SB600 now and save your money for a big flash like a Metz 70 MZ-5. Or an older 45.


    I have always like the Metz flashes over any of the camera man. flashes
     
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    I chose to get the SB800 first myself
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Believe it or not, the Nikon Flash system is probably more advanced than the Canon system
     
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    I am looking at the SB600.

    Then imma tell all the hot girls that I am a professional model photographer.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Get the Sb-800 it comes with everything, including the extra dome diffuser that will cost you $25 extra if you buy an SB-600.

    :riaa:
     
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    SB800: ~$300
    Soft Case SS-800
    Diffusion Dome SW-10H
    Quick Recycle Battery Pack SD-800
    Colored Filter Set SJ-800
    Includes: TL-A1 Tungsten Filter & FL-G1 Fluorecent Filter

    Speedlight Stand AS-19
    1-Year Warranty

    SB600: ~$200
    Soft Case SS-600
    Speedlight Stand AS-19
    1-Year Warranty
     
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    sb-800 has a rebate

    sb-600 doesn't :dunno:

    the gels, 5th battery pack and diffusion dome are actually useful
     

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