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  1. Idol
    20.01.2014

    … Um .. it didn't last an hour) The seller Metz 50AF1 turned out to be an unusually friendly German. While I was thinking, he sent me a gebot for another 10 euros, which, in fact, decided, my unclean amateur mosk. The deal is completed, the domestic manufacturer is not offended. I will have the donut in two days, DHL does not carry it any longer. Thank you all for your assistance in choosing. Upon arrival, I will definitely share my amateur experience. Although the comparison is mine, it can only be with the Canon 580EX of the last years of use. There are no other donuts, except for the built-in ones, in my assortment of the amateur so far.

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  2. ellen
    16.02.2014

    Hello, I still have an external nissin 21m-slave flash from my old Soviet camera, is it suitable for the Nikon D7000, and is it worth using it. Thanks.

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  3. Alexander
    27.03.2014

    Tell me, please, how good is the NIKON SB-50DX flash, and how will it work with my Nikon D5100?

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  4. Igor
    02.04.2014

    Which flash to choose Yongnuo YN568EX Speedlite or Meike Speedlite MK900 or used or Nikon SB800. I will use Nikon D5100, Nikon D70, Nikon F65 on cameras, well, maybe when I become the owner of Nikon F4 or F5.

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  5. Olesya
    07.04.2014

    Hello, tell me please, my husband brought a used LUXON 128AZ flash, I have a Nikon D3200, teach her how to use it, sorry for the stupid request :)

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    • anonym
      07.04.2014

      I can send her photo

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    • Vladislav
      09.04.2014

      Be careful. Ideally, you need to MEASURE THE VOLTAGE AT THE SYNCHROCONTACT of the flash.
      Often, on old flashes designed for film cameras, the voltage on the sync contact can reach 190-300 volts, which can be deadly for a modern device. After connecting such a flash, any flashes with the device may stop working - this is at best, at worst - lose the device.

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      • Olesya
        09.04.2014

        Thank you, tell me how to measure voltage on sync contact?

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  6. Vyacheslav
    28.04.2014

    And why is nothing said about the Nikon sb80Dx Speedlight? It's even a shame ... She's worse than 600?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      28.04.2014

      This is a flash of the past generation without i-ttl.

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    • alexey
      06.09.2014

      sb80dx was as powerful as sb900, but unfortunately it does not reveal the full potential of modern nikons. you can certainly buy it for the studio and put it as a portable one. just what you need. but for reportage - forget it.

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  7. Sergei
    08.06.2014

    I wanted to purchase an external flash for nikon d5200 but I heard that this camera does not support such, tell me something please

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  8. anonym
    27.06.2014

    Sigma EF-610 DG Super for is worth buying this flash to 3100

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  9. anonym
    30.07.2014

    "Attention: Nikon SB-300 and Nikon SB-400 flash units cannot be used with non-chip lenses (Ai-S lenses, Soviet lenses, etc.) and some cameras (Nikon D80, D70, exact list unknown)."

    I agree about unchipped lenses, but about the combination of SB-400 and D80, D70 - I dare to refute: this is the set that works for me. True, I already want to replace the SB-400 with a more functional flash.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      30.07.2014

      I mean, if the d80 is a manual lens, then the focus with the sb-400 will not work.

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  10. Anastasia
    16.09.2014

    Good day! Tell me, please, which is better to purchase a flash for Nikon D7000, Tamron lens. Thank you

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      16.09.2014

      SB-700.

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      • Anastasia
        16.09.2014

        Arkady, thank you!

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      • Alexander M.
        06.03.2016

        I’m embarrassed to ask: for several days on the Internet I can’t find which flash to buy for the nikon d100. People write on the forums that they will not work on the old Nikon. The Chinese on aliexpress sell some flashes both for the d100 and at the same time as for fresh devices.
        For example triopo TR 980 OR 981. In general, I liked the 988th.
        In general, save plz and the brain will burn out. I am a beginner and there is, unfortunately, no big money for new equipment and originals ((
        Sincerely, Alexander

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  11. anonym
    09.10.2014

    It is a pity that the SB-16 stopped releasing. If there was an adapter for modern cameras, then an ideal twin would be.

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  12. ANNA M.
    21.10.2014

    Hello!!! Please advise a flash unit for Nikon D3100. I'm not for professional photography, but I like to take good and beautiful photos. Price does not matter ... the main quality is lightness (WEIGHT) and ease of use ...

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      21.10.2014

      Nikon SB-700, or lighter SB-300, 400, 500

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      • ANNA M.
        21.10.2014

        Thank you ... expected exactly this answer)

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  13. Radik
    26.11.2014

    Hello. Arkady, is it possible to expect a review on the nikon sb-500 in the near future (I know that this flash appeared only recently, but still :)
    PS I will be very grateful if in the review describe the difference between sb-300 and sb-500, because I am faced with the choice of a very simple but compact sb-300 or flash with more advanced features of the sb-500

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    • Lynx
      28.11.2014

      depending on why you need a flash .. sb500 videographers need it ...
      sb300 - just to be .. pure beginners photographers still sb700 optimum.

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  14. Gotti
    11.12.2014

    Good evening, Arkady and all users. Help deal with the flash. I have a Nikon d7000.
    something pulled me to buy a SUNPAR pz42x flash. How to properly adjust it to the carcass ... ??? It has a focal length indicator - how to use it ...? thank you in advance.!!!!!

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      11.12.2014

      It should automatically set the zoom according to the focal length of the lens.

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  15. Alex
    13.12.2014

    Hello, Arkady.

    Perhaps you know, or tell me where to find out.
    Is it possible to use two flashes with the Nikon D700, off-camera, in high-speed sync mode using the Nikon CLS system - one SB700 and the other Metz 52 AF-1 for Nikon.
    The main question is whether they will conflict with each other, and will they be correctly controlled from the camera via CLS?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      13.12.2014

      Should work as expected.

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      • Alex
        13.12.2014

        Thank you, encouraged.
        Then a passing question - is the SB700 and Yongnuo YN-568EX Nikon flashes, how will they work in the tasks listed above - also correctly?

        And on my own behalf, what would you recommend of these two - Metz 52 AF-1 or Yongnuo YN-568EX Nikon, as a second flash for work both outdoors and indoors.
        I really want to start creating with two flashes, but I can't choose - there is no experience.

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        13.12.2014

        Everything will work remotely. I didn’t work with Metz 52 AF-1, I won’t tell you which is better.

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      • Alex
        13.12.2014

        Thank you.
        Then the third, the last)) - what can you say about the Yongnuo YN-568EX Nikon, how reliable is it?
        I read about Metz that even a lamp is a problem to replace

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      • anonym
        30.12.2014

        Bought Yongnuo YN-565EX Nikon. Super. I recommend with Nikon D5200 for me

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  16. anonym
    23.12.2014

    Good to all! The other day I bought a phottix mitros TTL flash for nikon. I use in conjunction with the D200 and I can’t get enough. I want to send for review, but now the mail message to the mainland is very incomprehensible :(

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  17. Vyacheslav
    14.01.2015

    Who about SB-500 !!! Looking at this puff, my mouth is drooling.

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  18. Boris
    06.03.2015

    Good evening, Arkady. I have a somewhat unconventional question. I watched photo reports from the Cannes Film Festival. Some photographers have their camera flashes mounted in a top-sided or sideways position and connected by a wire. For example, this can be seen in the photo of actresses
    http://viva.ua/special/cannes-film-festival/27299-kanni-2014-idealjnaya-krasavitsa-bleyk-layvli-blistaet-v-platje-ot-chanel.html
    What is it for and what does it give?

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  19. Alexey
    01.04.2015

    Good afternoon!
    Arkady, thank you for your useful site!
    Unfortunately, I couldn't find information about studio shooting, are you planning such a section? I am very interested in recommendations for lighting and equipment in the studio - for beginners.
    Thank you in advance!

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  20. Sergei
    04.04.2015

    I bought a Nikon 3200 speedlight vk-430 quite a decent puff for amateur shooting at a reasonable price. It’s a pity there are no instructions in Russian that I have to work with at random.

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  21. Anatoly
    21.07.2015

    How to get Achiever 321AZ for Nikon 3200?

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    • BB
      21.07.2015

      In theory, it can work, but you need to check the voltage on synchrokontakte, if it's high, you can't put it on the camera without rework!

      If the voltage is within 10-12 volts, then you can set it. Only it will work for you almost in manual mode ...

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  22. Anatoly
    24.07.2015

    ok, dyaky for consultation

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  23. Bob
    08.08.2015

    Arkady tell me fraternally. My D80 is compatible with this SB-500 camera? Does the SB-500 have fast sync?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      08.08.2015

      On the D80, only the automatic modes of operation of this flash will be available. D80 will not be able to use SB-500 with manual setting of pulse power. Everything else, such as quick synchronization and remote ignition will work.

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  24. Nastya
    24.08.2015

    Question to the experts. I would be grateful for the help.
    Nikon d3100 camera, you need an inexpensive flash.
    There are such options -
    1) Viltrox JY-680A - $ 50
    2) Wansen WS-560 - $ 50
    3) Yinyan BY-24ZP- $ 30

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    • Valery A.
      24.08.2015

      I have sat-400. For home shooting, I am completely satisfied - I put a self-made reflector into the ceiling + a self-made reflector burst on it. Remove shadows "in the sun" - no problem. Pros: -miniature, lightness (not a half-kilo periscope); -simplicity (control as built-in); -reliable (no errors with TTL); -Well, it's not expensive, I bought it from my hands a couple of years ago for 2,5tr. I also have a sat-800, also used, a powerful harvester, I studied it for a week, but never used it in business, lies, waits. So think about it.

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    • Lynx
      24.08.2015

      In general, the first two are tolerable, considering the price and their manuality.
      ……
      For the d3100 I liked MEIKE MK-300 at one time - it is very small and quite enough for simple shooting, while there is TTL, but the ones you mentioned do not. It is especially convenient to shoot if with a soft rag diffuser, such as http: // http://www.dx.com/ru/p/universal-flash-diffuser-cover-black-white-184290#.VdtvHvntlBc - directing it where necessary.

      or Nikon sb-300, sb-400

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  25. Alexey
    26.08.2015

    Doerr DAF-34 TTL. I bought a new one for 900 rubles, now it costs 1900. For an amateur, it’s best if you forget to pull out the batteries and close the battery cover tightly. At the same time, manual settings are not needed, there is TTL, the camera itself will configure everything.

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