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Seeking flash recommendations for D70
Old 05-09-2005, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

What would be a good flash -hand-held or side mounted (I am talking about something like this) - for D70? I wouldn't mind getting a relay, too. Just want to avoid direct shoe-mounted thing.

Thanks for advice!
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I never used the Metz, but I've heard great things about them. I thought about getting one a while back, and if I recall the specifications correctly, it has the TTL features for Nikons. Edit I just read the specs on B&H, and I guess it doesn't have the TTL...I could have sworn on Metz's site they said they did though.

I use the Nikon SB-800 which does great with a 15 foot TTL cable for off camera shots. I also have a hotshoe bracket from Photoflex that allows me to attach it to an umbrella. Since you have the D70, you could probably get away with the SB-600 which has a few less features, less power, but costs much less. I have a D100, and the SB-600 doesn't work well with it...

Remind me and I'll post a shot that I did recently with it. I just haven't finished editing it yet.
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Old 05-10-2005, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have and really like the SB-800. You can use the D70 in "Commander Mode" which will let you use the built in flash to trigger the SB-800. In this mode the built in flash is stepped way down and will have minimal effect on the exposure. You can actually use multiple SB-800's in the same way.

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Re: Seeking flash recommendations for D70
Old 05-10-2005, 08:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dan,

Go with either the Nikon SB800 or the SB600. Either one works really well with a D-70. Also look into getting a snap on diffuser, I use one from Sto-fen, and rarely take it off the flash.

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SB800...you will forget the difference of price with the 600 after you see how many ways it can be used. The 800 can fill a large room with light or a wireless remote as a bacground flash(no Pocket Wizards required).

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Old 05-10-2005, 06:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That Metz is a solid unit. I use a Metz 60 CT2 and love it but it's really too powerful for close-in applications. You can kill flies with it for crying out loud. Nothing automatic about it, just a straight flash with a killer battery. The Metz 45 series is more versatile from what I've read.
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jim, Can I use a regular TTL flash (not i-TTL) on D70? Will it harm the camera?
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Of course, but I encourage you to get this state of the art flash. Nikon will make it useable on future cameras I am sure. I am very impressed with it.

Did everyone see the report that this last PMA had no 35mm cameras shown for the first time in it's history!

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Yes, I am going to get one soon, but I have an 'emergency' coming up soon (I know this sounds funny, but -in other words- I have to delay the purchase until late June). That's why I asked. Thanks for advice.

Here is little something for all those gave me useful advises! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] and this is (shadows) why I am looking for a better lighting solution



Model: Amazeya Jade. Brand New to GG.

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Why a flash?
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You have great backlight. Why not bounce light back with a reflector and expose for the face?
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