Best Flash for D610

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mbyoh New Member • Posts: 8
Best Flash for D610

Just picked up a D610.  Couldn't find the answer in a search, so could anyone tell me what are the fully compatible Nikon Flash units for this camera?

I have an SB 800 for my D90 and a backup SB 600.  I see presently it looks like the SB 910 and SB 700 are current flashes.  Would the SB 700 be a step up from from the 800 I presently have, or would it pay to spring for the SB 910?  I'm mostly thinking of power output as when I shoot a wedding and such, I use a Fong diffuser or bouce, so power is the criteria.  THough I do use the commander remote control sometimes. that is not the main crtieria.

Mike

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Wahrsager Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Best Flash for D610

mbyoh wrote:

Just picked up a D610. Couldn't find the answer in a search, so could anyone tell me what are the fully compatible Nikon Flash units for this camera?

I have an SB 800 for my D90 and a backup SB 600. I see presently it looks like the SB 910 and SB 700 are current flashes. Would the SB 700 be a step up from from the 800 I presently have, or would it pay to spring for the SB 910? I'm mostly thinking of power output as when I shoot a wedding and such, I use a Fong diffuser or bouce, so power is the criteria. THough I do use the commander remote control sometimes. that is not the main crtieria.

Mike

SB-910! It's superb. Maybe consider this Nikon battery accessory:

http://www.adorama.com/NKSD9.html

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Photofunster
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Re: Best Flash for D610

Second the +SB- 910 it's an awesome speed light.

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calson Veteran Member • Posts: 7,393
Re: Best Flash for D610

The SB700 would be a half step down in terms of power and IR AF functionality. The SB-800 that you have is the best you can do at this time. I have 3 of them and would have bought a fourth but Nikon stopped production to release the SB-900 series that overheat and shutdown completely without warning. The SB-910 may be better than the SB-900 but neither adds significantly more power than that provided by the SB-800 and they do have a wider range of focal lengths that will work for IR AF assist but the difference is negligible for 99% of photographers.

Wahrsager Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Best Flash for D610

PS-  For any Nikon speedlight, the SC-29 cord (for off-camera flash) has a built-in AF beam and is a fantastic tool to have. Durable as well!

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Rexgig0 Senior Member • Posts: 3,197
Re: Best Flash for D610

mbyoh wrote:

Just picked up a D610. Couldn't find the answer in a search, so could anyone tell me what are the fully compatible Nikon Flash units for this camera?

Your present flashes are compatible, as are the SB-900, SB-910, and SB-700.

I have an SB 800 for my D90 and a backup SB 600. I see presently it looks like the SB 910 and SB 700 are current flashes. Would the SB 700 be a step up from from the 800 I presently have, or would it pay to spring for the SB 910? I'm mostly thinking of power output as when I shoot a wedding and such, I use a Fong diffuser or bouce, so power is the criteria. THough I do use the commander remote control sometimes. that is not the main crtieria.

Mike

The SB-800 is more powerful than the SB-700. The SB-910 is certainly a very nice flash, and I prefer its controls, but the SB-800 is still a viable, powerful Speedlight. My wife prefers the familiarity of the SB-800, which she uses for forensic shooting at night, and we have two spares. (I was lucky to find an "open box" SB-910, as it was being marked-down, and saved about $150.)

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