nikon sb800 flash

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Hi there david,

I've just recently my sb-800 from purelygadgets, although it was passed through my work so worked out slightly cheaper. Took about a week to arrive but AFAIK they're pretty good.

you might want to try onestop who have it for £218 here


They're a brilliant company and will refund any customs charges etc that may be incurred, delivery is normaly 3-5 days, which isn;t bad for halfway round the world!


Brilliant flash btw, but you could also get the slightly cheaper 600, not quite as powerful and doesn't come with the stand/filters/diffuser etc but has all the other goodies! If you don't need the extra power you may be better off with the 600, Unfortunately i need the power as I photograph quite a lot of interiors.
 
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hi Gandi, thanks for your reply, i tried onestop digital and they are out of stock, ive used them a few times now, is purelygadgets a uk firm, im still thinking of getting the sb800 you never know in the future i might need that bit more power, thanks David
 
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Gandhi said:
you could also get the slightly cheaper 600, not quite as powerful and doesn't come with the stand/filters/diffuser etc but has all the other goodies! If you don't need the extra power you may be better off with the 600, Unfortunately i need the power as I photograph quite a lot of interiors.
my 600 came with a stand ;)

one day i'll get an 800 to go with it :)
 

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I've got the 600 and find it to be pretty good (I couldn't afford the 800 at the time). Apparently the 800 user manual requires a doctorate in astrophysics to interpret due to the amount of functions the gun has. :D
 
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I've got the 600 and find it to be pretty good (I couldn't afford the 800 at the time). Apparently the 800 user manual requires a doctorate in astrophysics to interpret due to the amount of functions the gun has. :D

not so much the functions. You just have to be able to understand nikonese!



Purelygadgets are a uk company afaik.


Tbh, most of the functions on the sb800 are only of use if you use a lot of manual flash. So far I've found the ttl and ttlBL modes good enough not to have use the others.
 

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I've read it through twice and I'm none the wiser. I just use the Bowens kit if I need something for use off-camera... All that multi-flash slaving b**110*ks does my head in...
 
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