Nikon SB-800 Speedlight Flash Review

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight Flash Review

“Incredible flash right out of the box.”

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I just received my SB800 a week after placing my order and was so anxious to use it, I didn’t even bother reading the instructions. Popped in the 4 AA’s, attached it to my D70, and started shooting at everything in the house. I am really impressed with how easy it can be to use and yet, so sophisticated and complex if you want to venture into the full capabilities of this flash. This is probably the best accessory that I can imagine for my camera. My camera’s built-in flash tended to be quite harsh and unflattering whereas the SB800 produces much more pleasing lighting effects, especially when using the diffuser and bouncing off a wall or ceiling. Using the flash off the camera in the wireless mode is probably the most fun. It is interesting to see the variations of shadows and light in a portrait pose simply by moving the flash relative to the subject. The exposure was always correct and consistent. Also, it is surprisingly light and unobtrusive for something so powerful. This is a must have if you have a Nikon D70.

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Nikon SB-800 Speedlight Flash Review By A. Wong (San Francisco, CA United States)
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