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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:40 pm 
Which Nikon flash is best for sports- the SB-600, SB-800 or SB-900?

I read this about the 900, and I am not sure what to get. Any help here?

Thanks.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/sb900.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:45 am 
One for the mods to shift to the Nikon section.

Any will be the answer. Flash can help, but more importantly your lens selection. For distant sports, you're better off with a long fast telephoto and use the ambient light as flash light wouldn't cover that distance. For sports where you can come close to, then by all means use a flash with a shorter lens where your flash power can come into play.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:25 am 
I didn't ask about a lens-I can't buy a 2.8 right now. I asked which flash to get for sports photography (that's why I posted here and not in Nikon), the SB-600, 800 or 900?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:05 am 
It'll be better in the Nikon section for obvious reasons - they would be more familiar with the kit you've mentioned.

And if you read, I gave you an answer. Any. Flash isn't that useful in the long run for action.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Hi heyuimintojsus,

As you also have a thread running in the Nikon section I'll lock this one and ask that replies are directed to which flash is best for sports. Thanks.

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