D700 amateur user wonders why D4s has no built in flash

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Hibiki Rush
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Re: D700 amateur user wonders why D4s has no built in flash
In reply to jopezu, 6 months ago

D4 in my opinion is meant for demanding professional use, for important photos where you need the most capable equipment. In such circumstances, I imagine that a D4 user would not be using an on-board flash. They should rely on a speedlight + backup.

On-board flash also introduces the problem of possibly easier damage to the camera body/flash unit (accidental opening of flash, bumping of pop-up flash etc causing issues) and also the chance of inferior sealing from weather elements.

Why I do occasionally find the D800's on-board flash handy for candid shots when I would need to use flash in a pinch, I don't miss it on my D4 which is my main work camera. I always use my SB-910 or SB-800.

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