Do I need an external flash and why?

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Do I need an external flash and why?
Apr 1, 2009

I am new to photography and just purchased my first DSLR. I ended up purchasing a NIkon D80 (one of the few left out there) and the kit 18/135 lens. They tried to sell me on an external flash, but my camera has a pop up flash.

Do I need an external flash? I would be mostly indoor parties, outdoor sports and landscape.

If a flash is a good idea which one would be good for this set up and should I always have it on when taking pictures or just in low light situations like indoors?

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