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Nikon SB-800 AF Speedlight

sb800
Review Date: Feb 3, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent power and build quality for amateur/semipro usage (I've dropped mine a few times - no problems!). I paid $350 for mine but they're cheaper now - worth every penny when compared to Canon's wireless contraptions. Nikon owns the flash crown still!
Cons:
The documentation could be better for wireless operation but that's why we have the web! Otherwise it's pretty simple stuff...

The SB800 is only half the story - the D70 gets equal credit for this amazing combination of technology and flexibility in what is often the most awkward aspect of our photographic skills. The infrered sensor seems to work at any angle to receive the Commander flash's signal - no need to be too worried about its orientation. You still need gels for flourescents and WB tests to tweak and make it all work flawlessly, but out of the box it's the most advance system I've ever seen. and way cheaper to implement than Canon or any other brand. The best for less - whodathought?