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  1. #1
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    Flash and not the MAC lol

    having never really used flash i now with the D500 dont have a choice , its non or non not even a pop up thingie.

    i started looking and see the Yonunguo pops up a lot in reviews in the US.

    ive been scouring ebay for reasonably priced units and one that keeps appearing is GODOX TT350 for less than most and seems to have everything you would need.
    on fleabay ive found its big brother the TT685 for 50 notes, others on amazon are the neewer and the godox .

    what recommended i dont do studio work and its mostly nature i shoot.

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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    The quality of Godox is probably a little better than Yongnuo. The TT350N should be okay, but the TT685N has a higher guide number (meaning the flash can reach farther). Not sure how much more that would be in your type of currency.

    Here is a comparison of the TT350N vs the TT685.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/compa...EG_1341876-REG

    And here is a Nikon link explaining a little bit about guide numbers.

    https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dsl...al%20exposure.
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    cheers Hark all you do is change the $ to a
    the guide is good as well.
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    I will cast a second vote for Godox. I used Yonunguo for a while and I started having trouble with them firing after about a year. I am full Godox fan. They even seem more durable. They have gotten me into off camera flash. I tried it a couple of times with Yonunguo and I found it difficult but it is easier with Godox.

    Adorama rebrands Godox as Flash point too. They warrantee and sometimes have good deals.
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    The rechargeable Li-ion batteries is what swayed me toward Godox. I have several and have been pleased with them.
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    I still haven’t bought a flash unit , I’ve seen the Nikon sb700 for 139 used , a sb600 for 79 and the 910 for 181 (pounds) I’m swaying towards the 700? Anyone use it?
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    I still haven’t bought a flash unit , I’ve seen the Nikon sb700 for 139 used , a sb600 for 79 and the 910 for 181 (pounds) I’m swaying towards the 700? Anyone use it?
    I would say much depends on what you want to do with flash now, and what you see yourself wanting to do with flash in the future.

    On the one hand, if all you want is a single, on-camera flash and that's IT, if that really is all you see yourself needing now and in the future, then I would say the SB-700 is a good choice. I used one for a long time and really have nothing but good things to say about it.

    On the other hand, if you see yourself getting into using off-camera flash (which to me means wireless) then my recommendation changes to this: Go... Godox... Full stop. Now, it's still early where I am, I'm on my first cup of coffee and I don't feel like blathering on about all the reasons why but seriously: If you're thinking you may, at some point, want to start learning even a fraction of all the really cool stuff you can do using even a single off-camera flash, do yourself a huuuge favor and start off with the Godox wireless system.
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    Before I went to sleep I looked at the Godox stuff , I was originally looking at one but now I’m looking up the range will they all work with the D500 or do I need a specific one ? I would like HSS , it’s mostly going to be wild life - the moorhens I was shooting the other day if i didn’t have my monopod I’d have fail as I was high iso and low shutter speeds
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    Before I went to sleep I looked at the Godox stuff , I was originally looking at one but now I’m looking up the range will they all work with the D500 or do I need a specific one ? I would like HSS , it’s mostly going to be wild life - the moorhens I was shooting the other day if i didn’t have my monopod I’d have fail as I was high iso and low shutter speeds
    If you want to use TTL and/or HSS you need a flash that is Nikon compatible.

    Godox puts a letter at the end of the model name to indicate what specific camera brand the flash is compatible with, such as the Godox TT685-N with the "N" being for Nikon (vs. the C version for for Canon, S Sony, F for Fuji, etc.)

    Other Godox flashes are manual only (no TTL, no HSS), such as the TT600. These flashes are cheaper and will work across different camera brands because it's the TTL and HSS options that use code proprietary to the different brand names.
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    Re: Flash and not the MAC lol

    That one I can get here for 100 new , I wasn’t sure it was compatible with the D500 or am I reading into it to far as most recommend the stupidly priced SB5000 - it’s half the price of the camera for a flash gun lol
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