View Full Version : Good all round flash for using on both Digital & Film camera's

17-10-2010, 10:49am
What would you suggest for a good all round Flash for the likes of a Nikon F4,Nikon F5,D200 and D60.Preferably something lighter than the SB600 and later.I have a SB400 for the digital camera's but it won't work on film.I'm also looking at a SB 27, I can get a new SB 27 for around $80 delivered.Also what about the non Nikon flashes.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you

17-10-2010, 7:47pm
probably the best flash's you could get for the what you want to do is the Metz line. Nikon flash's are good if you want the TTL auto stuff.

17-10-2010, 8:15pm
Is a Metz lighter than a sb-600 though ? Wouldn't have thought much was

17-10-2010, 8:23pm
no Metz are big, but the SB600 is a small flash really, and the SB400 is farily limited. I used to have the SB27 and it was a good flash.

17-10-2010, 8:30pm
I recently bought a marumi Canon dedicated D728AF , Fully automatic TTL 11 operation Zoom bounce and swivel head , Worked a treat for an indoor Wedding , $199, Another choice :)

18-10-2010, 12:43am
Nikon speedlights are backward compatible.
New model speedlights coming out from Nikon are able to be used on their older SLR's made up to almost 40 years ago.

19-10-2010, 8:50am
Thanks everyone for your replies.At the moment I'm leaning towards the SB-27 for the price it's selling for and it will probably do what I want OK.I'm not a great lover of Flashes that stick straight up on the camera's hotshoe.The SB-27 might be a bit better balanced with the weight spread sideway's.

19-10-2010, 8:52am
Huh, wouldn't you really want the capability of say a sb800 that yiu can use as commander etc