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Good Flash for Nikon D5100
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August 31, 2012
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Looking for a good flash for my D5100. Would appreciate any advice.

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IMHO, I would say the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 ($327) would be the best for the D5100. It is considerably improved over the SB-600 which it replaces and is excellent for bounce flash purposes. Additionally, the D5100’s on board pop-up can not act as Master for off-camera flashes. Having the SB-700 mounted in the hot shoe solves this limitation, although at considerable cost. It’s only money.

Mandrake.

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September 26, 2012
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Mandrake. Thank you for your advice and input on this. I think the price is right.

September 28, 2012
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Regarding price for SB700, look around, I bought my new SB700 off the web for $275 about 8 months ago for my D7000 works like a treat. I also highly recommend you use eneloop batteries with the SB700, I found this out when I was researching for a flash for my camera, 7 out of 10 recommendationa approximately was good enough for me.

Ian…

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October 2, 2012
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Thank you Ian !

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You are welcome Zaha. Also, don’t forget, if you upgrade to another Nikon Camera you can take the SB700 and use the extra features you can’t use at present.

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January 2, 2013
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Zaha
Looking for a good flash for my D5100. Would appreciate any advice.?
None, have you use much linterna to go around? is true and a joke, any flash with universal contac is good to ruin a photo.

May 15, 2013
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I’d also like to ask some advice regarding the Flash That I would like to buy..

SB-700 is this still good for my Nikon D7k?

Also please give comment on SB-910 (except the comment that it is very expensive).

I’m living on a third world country :(  

Thank you.

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May 16, 2013
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Personally I wouldn’t spend a ton of money for an external

flash unless I was making a living at photography. A relatively

inexpensive unit will probably be all you’ll need but if the “perfect”

flash is important to you I’d either rent one for a few days or go

to my local camera store and get suggestions from someone I trust.

Just my opinion for what it’s worth and hope you enjoy the one you choose!

Dale.Smile

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chasmz… I gotta agree with Dale.  

I hardly ever use any flash and, for the few times that I have, the pop-up on my D5100 worked just fine.

If you think you must have one, consider the inexpensive SB-400.  Costs about a hundred US bucks.

The most expensive that I would consider would be the SB-700 as discussed above.

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May 17, 2013
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Thanks for the recommendations Sir Mandrake and Sir Dale…

Actually I do not know how to use flash..

I already watched lesson 26 but I cant apply it.

Im actually a newbie.. just got my camera just a month ago.

I just notice with the group I join. That all of them have flash unit.

May I just ask.. is it okay to purchase 2nd hand flash?

Does flash also have bulb cycle? for example I can only use flash for 10,000 times and after 10,000 the flash will worn-out much faster or something like that.

Thank you..

Thank you.

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The intricacies of flash photography are probably the most difficult to understand.

My advice to you now is to fully learn what your camera can do and become totally proficient with non-flash photography.

As to your questions… If I were you, I would not trust buying a second hand flash.  Even if you tried it out, you would not know what to look for to see if it was all working properly.

Second question… I have no idea of the number of flashes one might expect.  If it is 10,000 that would probably be enough for me.  Do you expect to need more?

 

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May 17, 2013
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Thank you for the advise..

Maybe I just want flash because my groupmate have it.. hehe

Thank you.

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I was going to say that, but thought it best that you figure it out.

Wait for it.

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I think that you can’t without a external flash if you make photos indoor. I try always to make the best photo that’s possible and without flash and less light circumstances a photo without flash has more noise than with flash.

I’ve a Nikon D3200 and in the beginning I have a  Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1, but I am not for 100% satisfied with it. So I want to by a Nikon SB700. I have seen several tutorials on You-tube and I think this is the best combination.

 

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My friend lend me his 3rd party flash (manual mode only)…

I need a suggestion for a flash battery..

Is Sanyo Eneloop XX Black good?

Thank you.

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chasmz said
My friend lend me his 3rd party flash (manual mode only)…
I need a suggestion for a flash battery..
Is Sanyo Eneloop XX Black good?

I’ve read that they are good, but expensive.  Go for it.
(Do you know what you’re doing in manual mode?)

Have fun.

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Thank Mandrake..

 

I watched One light (regarding flash)… “Aperture controls the flash”

Honestly, not yet… but I’ll try to be good at it…

I need more tutorials on camera with flash…

 

Thank you.

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Hi chasmz. I know you’re looking at dedicated flash units. But with a little creativity and DIY spirit, you can try pushing the boundaries of your camera’s built-in flash for very little cost. 

Take a look!  DIY Popup Flash Softbox 

Once you have a dedicated flash, you can get even more creative with all sorts of DIY projects such as this — a giant softbox or a smaller one, both for very little money.

In this way, you can test out these things to find out if you’d like them enough to spend more money on one built professionally. Plus, it’s fun! Check it out!  Laugh

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Thank you for the advice Wattage

Thank you.

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