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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, finally was able to buy the Nikon SB-800. This sucker is sweet! Too many features to list but just had to share.
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I heard it's too complicated for somebody at my intelligence level.
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The SB-800 is not bad. As long as you are creative and can imagine what/where you want the light, the i-TTL system does the rest.

I use a pair of SB-800 wirelessly for my aquarium photography:






Here is an overhead shot showing me firing the two SB-800 into some styrofoam to diffuse the light a bit. This is over a 75 gallon aquarium in my livingroom:


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The SB-800 is not bad. As long as you are creative and can imagine what/where you want the light, the i-TTL system does the rest.

I use a pair of SB-800 wirelessly for my aquarium photography:






Here is an overhead shot showing me firing the two SB-800 into some styrofoam to diffuse the light a bit. This is over a 75 gallon aquarium in my livingroom:

Pretty kool. And creative is what it's all about!
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Thanks!

It took a while to figure out how to do it.

I'd prefer a much more portable setup, but they don't make diffuser boxes the shape of aquarium lids, so I'd have to make something from scratch.

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I heard it's too complicated for somebody at my intelligence level.
It's actually easy to use. The auto features as well as manual are sweet. And the sucker is strong! But the strength can be adjusted (just like the camera's built in flash). It's a ton of features right out the box. I'm very happy I got it and can't wait to buy the mini remote flashes to get some good shots.
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