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    Recommendations for a flash....D40/D5100/D7000

    I must admit my total lack of knowledge when it comes to flash units. I am considering buying a flash to use with my nikon D40. I plan to use it for portraiture/general indoor photography. I would also like to play around with using a flash to help bring out foreground detail in landscape photography. Would be nice to be able to fire the flash off the body too if possible. I may buy a D5100 or D7000 in the near future. I also have no problems buying third party. Any recommendations? Fire away (pardon the pun).

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    SB-700 I reckon
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    Agreed. If you have an issue with 3rd party, I wouldn't waste my time with the SB400, and the 900 is going to be bigger and cost more than your camera..

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    yup, like darren said... shame kyou have an issue with 3rd party gear tho.

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    I thought there were "no" issues with 3rd Party.

    I have a Nissin Di622 Mk II which is about $170 off fleabay. Works under Nikon Commander system as a slave and also built in optical slave. Only thing it doesn't have is high speed sync. The bigger Nissin Di866 does that plus works as a controller for Nikon Commander system for around $100 more.

    I have 2 Nissin flashes - excellent.

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    helps to read properly. sigma make a good range of flashes that would suit your needs too.

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    Oops... in that case I can recommend getting 3 x small yongnuos yn465s (probably around $60 each) and some Cactus triggers or the like (x4) and for less than the cost of a SB700, you have a great portraiture kit, with probably some money left over for stands and/or modifiers.

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    Thanks for the advice, so many choices out there. Maybe the yongnuo's are the way to go......they sound like excellent value.

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