Product Type: Nikon flashlights
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Pro level flash
Nikon SB 800
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Nikon SB 800
Advantages: Excellent flash power and versatility
Disadvantages: Can be a bit complicated
Until recently this was Nikons top of the range flash. And it still does the buisness. Whether it's lighting up a room, or just filling in a scene this flash will do the trick.
Stick it on the camera and it will do it's job without any fuss at all. But if you want to get creative and take control of the flash you can use the manual settings. The instruction manual is comprehensive, and is very useful if you want to get the most out of this flash. Once you have learnt the basics it is a great flash. Comprehensive tilt and swivel so that you can easily bounce the light off surfaces.
I have taken photos at a couple of weddings, and I would have been in rather a bit of trouble without this flash. For lighting up in the church, and group photos it was perfect. Also, it was great with a reflector for taking still life photos of the wedding flowers and rings etc.
The accessories that come with the flash are comprehensive, a diffuser, colour correction gel filters, flash stand, a little converter to use 5 batteries instead of 4 for faster refresh! Everything you'd need really!
There is available a ring conversion for this flash which lets you use it for close up macro and portrait photography without the usual shadows.
Summary: Brilliant versatile flash
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