Nikon SB-800 Speedlight Review

Apr 29, 2008 05:53 PM EDT

The SB-800 is an awesome flash, very powerful, nearly as much light as some studio mono-lights. It includes an extra battery holder which makes absolutely no sense. The flash takes 4 AA rechargeable batteries and the extra holder has one more. It is unbelievably inconvenient to charge one AA battery by itself so I don't use it. I just have an extra set of 4AA rechargeable batteries ready.

The SB-800 can be used on the shoe or remotely. On the shoe, I run in TTL mode which is fantastic, the exposures are very good. At a slow shutter speed (like 1/15), I can get a lot of ambient light in the picture and the flash doesn't overexpose the rest.



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