Help Flash Gun for Nikon F65

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by John Husband, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. John  Husband

    John Husband Guest

    Hi,

    I am looking to purchase a TTL flashgun for Nikon F65. Has anybody had
    experiences of TTL Flashes for Nikon which are not Nikon dedicated.

    Thanks,

    john h
     
    John Husband, Feb 17, 2006
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    If you want a good used deal, you can go back as far as the Nikon SB-25
    or SB-26, both of which work in TTL mode on the F65. My mom has that
    camera. I think something smaller, like the SB-27 would be better, since
    the larger Speedlights tend to unbalance the camera.

    I don't generally recommend third party flash makers, but you can
    probably find good results by using a Sunpak at a low cost. Higher cost
    Metz and Quantum are good choices, though about what you would pay for a
    new Nikon Speedlight.
     
    Gordon Moat, Feb 17, 2006
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    I am looking to purchase a TTL flashgun for Nikon F65. Has anybody had
    Checkout the Sunpak PZ-5000AF & 4000AF flashguns, very good specs and
    performance for the price.
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Feb 17, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Yes, and you're best to avoid them, particularly since Nikon has the most
    advanced flash system on the planet in the SB600/SB800. They aren't cheap,
    but you will not regret their purchase. Alternatively, buy a used
    SB-28--when it came out, it was the best thing going, too.
     
    Matt Clara, Feb 18, 2006
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Yes, and you're best to avoid them, particularly since Nikon has the most
    I have two Sunpak PZ-5000AF flashguns, these cost the rough equiv. of one
    SB800, I have used Nikon's flashguns and I cannot find any performance or
    feature difference between my Sunpaks and the Nikon flashguns on a film
    body, the range is higher on the PZ5000AF than on an SB800 and I've used
    these in heavy rain without any problem( although it's not recommended) you
    can take chances as these flashguns are two for the price of one Nikon,
    without any sacrifice in performance and features in my experience.
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Feb 18, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    I've not used Sunpak, though I've heard good things about it. I have used
    Metz, and it wasn't as good as the Nikon, I've also used Vivitar, and that
    was marginal at best (hot spots in the middle, I found). Specifically, I'm
    referring to the Nikon creative light function of the new SB600/800, though,
    to be fair you need more than one to take advantage of it.

    It has been my experience though, that my Nikon speedlights can be trusted
    to get the job done and done well in all manner of situations, where the
    other flashes I've used could not be trusted. I've only once had my SB80-DX
    let me down, and that was my fault for not knowing better what I was doing.
     
    Matt Clara, Feb 18, 2006
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