SPOY 2007 Prize #2: (2) Nikon SB-800 Speedlights
Consider the capabilities:
1. Full Nikon CLS compatibility, either as a commander unit or a remote. If you shoot with any recent Nikon dSLR for which the pop-up flash acts as a CLS commander, a pair of these puppies will rock your world.
("But wait, Dave," you say. "I shoot Canon/Pentax/Sony/Pinhole/Etc...")
Hold your horses, Spanky. Look at what this thing will do with your camera:
2. Full manual control -- down to 1/128th power -- in 1/3-stop increments.
3. PC jack, for easy external sync with Pocket Wizards. (Heckuva combo, BTW.)
4. Built-in, super-sensitive slave (see how to enable it here) for easy triggering from your other flash.
5. Built-in modeling light -- very useful for small-scale light painting.
So, what could be better than an SB-800?
Two SB-800's of course. Essentially, even if you are not a Nikon shooter, (not that there's anything wrong with that) two SB-800's turn your one off-camera flash into three synched off-camera flashes.
And if you are a Nikon CLS shooter already, well, you just moved into Mr. McNally's neighborhood. Gear-wise, anyway.
Big CLS, full-manual, super-slave thanks to Geoff at Nikon for making it happen. To learn more about the Cadillac of Flashes, (as they say in Get Shorty) hit the folowing links:
:: Nikon SB-800 Specs Page ::
:: Nikon CLS Multi-Flash Virtual Demo ::
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