Product Type: Nikon flashlights
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Nikon SB 600
Member Name: macmonkey13
Nikon SB 600
Date: 02/07/10, updated on 06/07/10 (20 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to fit.
I brought one of these flashes to accompany a back up camera body that I had when I used to run a wedding photography business and it did it's job without being as expensive as the Nikon SB800.
It will eat batteries when used regularly but then it needs to, to omit the light that it does.
It is easy to attach to the camera body, it is just a case of having to remove a tiny plastic slide from the top of the Nikon camera body and then you slide it forwards into place at the top of the camera and flick a very small lever to stop it coming out of place and falling to the floor.
When purchased it came with a velcro flapped padded bag which it is easy to slide it in and out of although it may have been benificial to have designed it's case with a strap attached.
The product weighs 300 grams without batteries which is quite a weight when added to your already weighty camera body. It is fairly compact though at 124 x 90 x 68 mm (4.9 x 3.5 x 2.7 ins).
It requires four AA batteries and a standard alkaline battery will give you approximately 200 flashes. I did try reuseable batteries for a while but I found that I was getting more life out of standard alkaline batteries, however this could be due to the recharger and rechargable batteries that I chose (Energizer).
This flash can also be used remotely but I didn't ever use it this way.
Summary: A good buy.
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