Nikon 5700 - Which speed flash?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Donald Gray, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    I am totally confused (easy to do) about speedlights... After reading
    up on the Nikon Speedlights and seeing that some are not recommended
    for the 5700, I ask you 5700 owners:

    Which speedlights do you use & why the choice?

    My requirements would be to have more output than the built in flash
    when used as only light source. I often do large groups and need to
    get back a pace.

    To be able to be used as a fill-in flash for daylight usage
    To be able to be 'bounced' (In both horizontal & vertical if pos)
    To be able to be used for macro

    Dare I ask: to have auto exposure from macro to max range.

    What do you suggest & why?
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    Donald Gray, Jan 7, 2004
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  2. Donald Gray

    Ed Ruf Guest

    From what I understand if 5700 only compatibility is the issue get the
    cheapest one that does what you want as the 5700 does not support auto zoom
    or D-TTL functions of the higher $$ speedlights. Macro means different
    things to different people. How close a macro? If real close only the flash
    ring may illuminate properly.
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    Ed Ruf, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

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    Thank for that Isis. I am open to suggestions like that as well as the
    comments from Ed Ruff - You both have given me something to chew on.

    I will let you know what I eventually get...
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    Donald Gray, Jan 9, 2004
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  4. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    As usual Ed - sound advice - I will look deeper

    The macro interest is new because the 5700 is the first one I have
    been able to do true macro with since I gave up the MPP Micro
    Technical (5x4inch cut film) with triple extension & that was in the
    early 60s !!!


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    Donald Gray, Jan 9, 2004
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  5. Donald Gray

    Ed Ruf Guest


    This came from my own researching flashes when I first got my 5700. For the
    5700 only it boiled down to ability to bounce and battery type, IIRC, as I
    stated before all the more advanced functions are not supported. It's been
    a long time since I did that and gave up thinking of adding a flash, as I'm
    less than thrilled with the 5700 as a "package." My most recent experience
    with the FC-9 fisheye has just added to this position.
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    http://members.cox.net/egruf
    See images taken with my CP-990 and 5700 at
    http://members.cox.net/egruf-digicam
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 9, 2004
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