Product Type: Nikon flashlights
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A nice flash
Nikon SB 600
Member Name: littlem91
Nikon SB 600
Date: 17/08/10, updated on 04/09/12 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, good usage
Disadvantages: A few little flaws
There are 2 ways in which I think I need to review this speedlight.
First, as a standalone, all around flash - it's good. The controls are fairly easy to use, it gives a reasonable power output, and for most beginners it will do a great job. No matter what I think it's worth the cost, as it's a very handy piece of equipment.
I did have to read the manual to work out how to change the settings, which considering it's the first manual I've read in around 3 years, you'll guess that was slightly annoying for me.
But it'll do the job.
However the downfall for me, is that I also own the big brother to this - the SB 800.
As a 2nd off camera flash this is also great at it can be controlled via the SB800, making it very useful.
However when you've used both it does look less fantastic to use alone. It's still good, but slightly less versatile due to lower power and less zoom (70mm as opposed to 105mm).
So if you just want as cheap as you can, I'd go for this in an instant, if you want a pair I'd say this is an ideal 2nd - but, if you want something you can use in more situations I'd skip this and go one up straight away.
Whether I'd notice the small downfalls if I'd not had the advantage of the 800? Probably not.
Summary: Great if it's what you need.
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