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    Question SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin
    I have an Nissin i40 on my D750
    this flash works, but I have real trouble in using it, I am mostly doing off the camera
    placing flash 0,5 to one metre away

    Will a SB-910 work better?

    I can get a SB -910 used at a price 40 usd more thn SB-700
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    ANd SB-700 how is that one in user interface? Any real good alternatives?

    This is my style; Nikon d750, Niikkor 105 VR micro, It was heawy overcast, could barely see the plant

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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    The SB-910 is more powerful than the SB-700, but both are quite capable in their performance. There is a setting that the SB-910 offers that isn't on the SB-700. I *think* it is that the SB-910 offers both TTL and TTL BL while the SB-700 only has TTL (not TTL BL).

    I left some batteries in my SB-910 for a few weeks which leaked inside. It cost me @ $180 to get it fixed. Nikon also replaced the flash tube even though the flash wasn't used too often--probably because it's more of a general maintenance service rather than needing it. Nikon does suggest to get the flash tube replaced every so often. I'm only mentioning it because one of the flashes you mentioned is used. It will give you an idea of how much a possible repair might cost if the flash tube starts to give you problems.

    Here's a little more info on the differences between TTL and TTL BL:

    my take on Nikon's flash settings - TTL vs TTL BL - Tangents

    Oh...and both flashes operate similarly when making adjustments to them.
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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin
    Sorry, I didnt understand much of that tech

    This straigt out of the camera -- yesterday. My sb-910 was lyuing on my backpack som one meter away.
    Used wrong lens, forgot to bring my 105 micro. So this is 60 macro.

    Flash on camera didnt fire! all the light from the left is sb-910.
    This was in the evening, low sun. There was some weak sunrays coming in from upper right, dont know if you see these.

    NB The sb-910 did beep three times and then a short beep like so; diit diit diit diiiiit
    Why???

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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    From the SB-900 manual. Don't have the 910 downloaded but should be of some help.


    Three long beeps for approx. 3 sec.

    Both the master and remote flash units have
    fi red at full output but light may have been
    insufficient for correct exposure. Use a wider
    aperture and reshoot.

    or

    The light sensor of remote flash could not
    receive correctly the command light from
    master flash. The light sensor could not detect
    when to stop firing in sync with the master
    flash unit, because a strong reflection from the
    remote flash unit itself or light from another
    remote flash unit may have entered the light
    sensor window. Change the direction or
    position of the remote flash unit and reshoot.


    One beep

    Ready to fire

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    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin
    Mea Culpa!

    It beeped once. Sorry I didnt know how the non correct lots of beeping was.

    Now I know. I gave my setup d750/ 105 micro/ sb-910 a workout in my garden.

    The error beeping is unmistakingly oh yes! As are the once beep for OK.

    Thes two photos are straaight out of the camera. And it also gave me some hint -- the more distance the better;
    flash at 1,50 mtr away was nice when I was about 20 cm away from the flower.

    No flash;

    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin-_dsc5808-copy.jpg

    with sb-910;

    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin-_dsc5809-copy.jpg

    Am I on the right course??

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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    Just about ALL my macro shots are with SB-910, but I hardly care for TTL, so any other equally-powerful flash would do IMO. Neewer 985N was just as good from what I recall when I had a paid for my set. Very hard to say no to but $50 with all the bells and whistles.
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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    Quote Originally Posted by SkvLTD View Post
    Just about ALL my macro shots are with SB-910, but I hardly care for TTL, so any other equally-powerful flash would do IMO. Neewer 985N was just as good from what I recall when I had a paid for my set. Very hard to say no to but $50 with all the bells and whistles.
    But not if it is only good for 1 to 10 flashes. See reviews on Amazon.
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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin
    Thats why I bought it seconhand -- cheap :-)

    This is somemthing for fun; taken in deep shadows under a dense shrub;'

    You see the light ? Thats the flash. I laid it flat under the spiny tiny plant, covered the flash with foliage of that plant.
    And I repeat -- the built in flash on my d750 did NOT fire! Only the preflash to trigger sb-910

    Never done this experiment before, might be useful in tricky situations.....
    Comments?


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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    But not if it is only good for 1 to 10 flashes. See reviews on Amazon.
    Botched copies exist, of course, but neither of the two I had had any issues whatsoever and I put them both through a good bit more than 10 or even 25 flashes. If Yongnuo made an equivalent, perhaps that to save $.

    I honestly only even own 910 because one old, heavily recurring client would always shaft me on proper payment and I traded him my YN565 I had for the 910 given I was still making him tons of material. This poor 910 had 1mm layer of dust on it, and this flash deserves heavy use and abuse instead of cobwebs.
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    Re: SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin

    SB-910, SB -700 or i40 as a daily aid in mountain walkin
    Nikon D750. Nikon 105 vr micro. Nikon SB-910 with difffusor dome

    This is straight out of camera photo:

    The flash was at remote at 70 cm up to the right.
    My camera was commander, flash didnt fire.

    OK??



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