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 Post subject: SB-400
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:46 pm 
I was just wondering if anyone has it and how it is


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:49 pm 
Hi Rob
SB400 is a small flash and quite capable and uses 2 AA batteries. The flash unit can be flipped up with 4 steps. However there's no diffuser and about about 2-3 seconds for the next fire.
It's a handy flash with a GN of 30 I think , roughly 60ft reach at ISO100.

The down side is it cannot swivel sideways. I think only SB800 does this, not too sure. So if you are shooting vertically, you can't bounce from the ceiling.
It also cannot be slave nor can it activate any.

DavidL


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Hi Rob!
You should definitely read this thread: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1021

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:44 pm 
the 400 definatly does not seem sufficient..

also what does "slave" mean?


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"Slave" means, you can set the SB-600/800 separately in the room somewhere and make your on-board flash trigger the SB-600/800.
This makes for a nice cross-fire of two flashes (onboard+slave).
But naturally you can just put the SB-x00 in the hot-shoe on your camera and never bother about master-slave-setup. But this will give you quite bland photos, as frontal light is always the worst thing to do. But then you can bounce the flash from the ceiling or the wall...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:33 pm 
ah i see.. thanks guys


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