Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, Mar 1, 2007.
So I hear that the flash system on Nikon is better, but why?
more versatality without buying extra shit.
flash meter is amazing
I feel it is much better then Canon's
reduces noise amirite?
Your [sic] rite [sic]!!!
It also has "wireless" flash...using the built-in flashes to trigger flashes around it. Something I *think* Canon lacks.
Yes ... Nikons flash system >>> canons
Just to clarify, I believe only the D70/D70s, D80, and D200 have commander mode for the built-in flash. Others would need an SB-800 or SU-800 to act as a commander.
i know that those cameras do, it should be any body that has a pop up flash though.
yup, Nikon>Canon flash. Canon is getting better, but they aren't quite there yet.
The SU-800 also gives you the ability to control flash output wireless to any flashes synced to it. As for macro work - the R1C1 is just about the best product out there hands down.
One thing that bothers me is that it's all controlled via IR triggers meaning there is a line of sight issue. I run into problems sometimes when I'm using multiple SB-R200's to light a scene and have to move them around to maintain line of sight. I use the R1C1 extensively for medical/surgical procedure documentation and it becomes a problem on occasion especially when I'm already gowned/gloved and can't move them from where they are mounted.
In a pinch it works well and being able to do wireless i-TTL is invaluable, I personally prefer a set of strobes and PW's for other reasons all together.
Canon flashes have BETTL mode!
As a canon user I reckon Nikon Flash is 11ty times better, even using a nikon flash on my 30D works well.
3 simple differeneces I've noticed between the 580ex and sb-800
- nikons flash meter is sweet, canon's meter is worthless if you are not using direct flash
- nikons flash mount lock > canon's plastic twist wheel lock
- nikons flash recognizes when you are using a diffuser, canon doesn't
I read this post yesterday, today I threw a sb800 on my 30d to see how "well" it works.
and then you were like, oh he was only joking...
nikon's flash system works great. i was very impressed with my SB600
Learn to use FEL.
He wasn't joking it works
nikon can tell you distance even when using bounce flash. 580 will only tell you distance when using direct flash.
hmm I always knew nikon's system was good..but is it really that big of a difference?