Nikon Speedlight 800 Flash Review

Nikon Speedlight 800 Flash Review

“The flash to use with the Nikon digital SLRs”

nikon speedlight sb-800

This is THE flash to use with Nikon’s SLR digital cameras. It supports iTTL on the D50, D70/D70s, and D2H, and TTL on the D100. The D70s with the SB800 (my setup) is an absolute joy to use. The SB800 features plenty of power and a fairly fast recycling time. With iTTL, you will generally get very well exposed pictures. It is great for fill-flash, which can alleviate those harsh daylight shadows and bring a good photograph to life.

The SB800 has too many features to detail here, but the main thing about the flash is that when used in combination with one of Nikon’s digital SLRs, especially the D70s, D50, D200, or D2h, you can generally expect very nicely exposed photos through Nikon’s excellent through-the-lens metering. The photographer can set the camera on one of several more or less “point and shoot” modes, or exercise creative control by a variety of exposure adjustments. This is a flash that can satisfy the professional while allowing excellent results from the amateur.

The unit uses 4 (or 5) AA NiMh batteries. It comes with a battery accessory that allows the camera to use 5 rather than 4 AA batteries–this causes the unit to recycle faster and provide more shots.

The SB800 is what you need if you are using a Nikon digital SLR camera. Mine is a permanent part of my D70s.

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Nikon Speedlight 800 Flash Review By Roger J. Buffington (Huntington Beach, CA United States)
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