Do I need an external flash and why?

Started Apr 1, 2009 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
KCKID2NV Junior Member • Posts: 26
Do I need an external flash and why?

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?

ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow