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jcon
01-13-2006, 03:08 PM
I currently am using a Sunpak 383 on this camera and for the most part am happy with the results. I have been thinking about getting the SB800. From what I understand, the Sunpak has a guide# of 120 while the SB800 is 125. I really like the reach and power of the Sunpak. Will I gain that much more power from the SB800? I like the idea of the distance priority feature of the SB800 but is it worth paying over $300 for it? I have ruled out the SB600. Any thoughts?

D70FAN
01-13-2006, 03:57 PM
I currently am using a Sunpak 383 on this camera and for the most part am happy with the results. I have been thinking about getting the SB800. From what I understand, the Sunpak has a guide# of 120 while the SB800 is 125. I really like the reach and power of the Sunpak. Will I gain that much more power from the SB800? I like the idea of the distance priority feature of the SB800 but is it worth paying over $300 for it? I have ruled out the SB600. Any thoughts?

If you want the best, it costs. The SB800 also adds Cammander mode to your D50, so you won't need the $270 Commander controller when you decide to add remote (SB600) flashes to the D50.

It's one of those features (Commander mode control) that is built into the D70(s) that people forget about until they start looking at the extensive capabilities of the Creative Lighting System.;)

nickhg
01-16-2006, 06:24 PM
Hello

Old at photography, went to Army Combat Photo school in 1968. Got lots of Nikon equip, decided to try a DSLR. How did you get your flash to fire? I've tried every which way, but no flash. The internal one works OK,
Thanks in advance for any ideas.

jcon
01-16-2006, 07:19 PM
I just slide it onto the hotshoe and turn it on... works fine. Dont know whats wrong in your case..... Does it work on other cameras? The only problem I have found is that in low light and in some of the specialty modes(sports..etc...) the built in flash will still try to pop up. I am going to sell the Sunpak and get the SB800!