D700 amateur user wonders why D4s has no built in flash

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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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, Feb 20, 2014

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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