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What flash for Nikon d1x please.

26 Feb 2012 7:52PM
Hi folks,

got some good advice from you guys last time reference lenses ( big thankyou!!)

What affordable flash should I buy for my Nikon D1x?

It's for taking band & club photographs(permission given).

Thanks folks,


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thewilliam 7 5.4k
26 Feb 2012 8:17PM
Most of the Nikon flashes will work with the D1x. If you want to spend as little as possible but get something powerful, check out the SB28DX. A nice one should be available for 2 figures.

If you also want to use the speedlight with modern bodies, you'll need an SB800 or SB900 but these will cost a lot more.
26 Feb 2012 8:20PM
Thankyou William, much appreciated..looking now Smile
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
26 Feb 2012 10:18PM
Also..... any of the current "Nikon Fit" flashes from Nissin and Metz will be fine. Hsve a look at the Premier Inks adverts in any of the main UK photography mags.
66tricky 8 742 Scotland
27 Feb 2012 10:06AM
One thing to remember is that a flash will generally ruin all the ambiance of a gig or club setting unless balanced against the ambient light.
thewilliam 7 5.4k
27 Feb 2012 10:40AM
Agreed: the beauty of the Nikon speedlights is that it's easy to balance flash against ambient. For this reson, with the exception of one Metz 45CT, all our flashguns are Nikon.

We have to buy new whenever we get a new Nikon camera body because old speedlights never seem to work properly with modern cameras.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
27 Feb 2012 11:04AM


We have to buy new whenever we get a new Nikon camera body because old speedlights never seem to work properly with modern cameras.

The old SB600 I first bought to use with a D80 still worked perfectly with a D300 and then a D3s. If you go back to flashguns from pre-digital days, then you do need to check that the voltage passing through the hotshoe won't fry the electronic circuits of the camera.
thewilliam 7 5.4k
2 Mar 2012 11:40PM
Ace Cameras in Bath has a couple of SB28 speedlights in nice condition and at a decent price.
3 Mar 2012 11:09AM
Hi William,
ahh thankyou..very much appreciated.
.....I'm thinking of just whacking the ISO down for next weeks Space Ritual gig & seeing how it comes out...as I;ver left/am leaving it a bit late for the flash /getting to grips with the flash now.

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