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    Off camera flash

    Hi

    I am seeking some advice in regards to which Flash to get for my D90.

    I am interested in using it Off Camera and for some family portraits.

    Was looking at the Nikon Sb700 but $500 here in OZ

    But I have found there are a few alternatives available and usually cheaper

    ie. I found a Sigma EF-610 for $165

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    Hi Chris,

    I have both the SB-600 and the SB-900. The 900 is far more versatile than the 600 and seems to provide better TTL feedback.
    It would just be a matter of experimenting with different brand flashes though. Set to manual and bracket exposures. I can get great results from either flash in manual mode and correct positioning.
    I'd say the EF-610 should be fine, you'll work out its limitations and adjust position/EV etc to suit.

    I now use the SB-900 99% of the time due to ease of use, but the others come n handy if the need arises. (I have some older flashes that I can bring into service anytime)

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    I dont see myself using the flash a lot although there are times where I could have used one. So how musch I spend to cover my needs is important . Have seen The Nissin Di866 flash which looks to have good features. It's nearly have the price of an SB-900, a viable option?

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    I have been looking at the Nissin Di866 too, seems to have all the features needed. It is going to be my first choice when I get around to it.

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    do the off brand flashes have full CLS/iTTL capability with Nikon cameras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phototyke View Post
    do the off brand flashes have full CLS/iTTL capability with Nikon cameras?
    Only the Nikon flashes have the CLS and iTTL, some others are ok with normal TTL.
    None of my wireless triggers have either so I use manual mode anyway, no TTL required.
    You can still use them as master/slave combos though.

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