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Jun 07, 2012 22:07 |  #6871

-AP- wrote in post #14547850 (external link)
Yes, I purchased a d70s for my wife some time ago along with an sb600 flash.

The flash is starting to wear out a bit and the pin that keeps it in place and locked on the camera often gets stuck.

So, I am looking for another flash. Can anyone suggest a 3rd party (less expensive) flash that works in ittl mode?

I was thinking a Yongnuo, but I'm not sure which one is best.

Thanks so much..

EDIT.. I would also just add I/she would prefer a smaller one in size similar to the sb600 as well.

Thanks again..

You can try this one
http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1339124​718&sr=1-2 (external link)


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Jun 07, 2012 23:19 as a reply to  @ ching's post |  #6872

Thanks.. I know I mentioned preferring a smaller size, but I ended up getting this one.
http://www.hkyongnuo.c​om/e-detail.php?ID=297 (external link)
The specs seemed to be a safer bet.

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Jun 07, 2012 23:35 |  #6873

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In other news, DXOmarks announced recently that the D3200 24mp sensor is the best APS-C sensor ever tested.

The one I saw said second best APS-C sensor ever.

http://nikonrumors.com …t-aps-c-camera-ever.aspx/ (external link)


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Jun 08, 2012 00:23 |  #6874

-AP- wrote in post #14547850 (external link)
Yes, I purchased a d70s for my wife some time ago along with an sb600 flash.

The flash is starting to wear out a bit and the pin that keeps it in place and locked on the camera often gets stuck.

So, I am looking for another flash. Can anyone suggest a 3rd party (less expensive) flash that works in ittl mode?

I was thinking a Yongnuo, but I'm not sure which one is best.

Thanks so much..

EDIT.. I would also just add I/she would prefer a smaller one in size similar to the sb600 as well.

Thanks again..


The Yongnuo YN-468 II for Nikon would be fairly close. The 565 is bigger. I can tell you this: stay away from the Triopo brand, I got one, it sucks. =p lol


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Jun 08, 2012 02:43 |  #6875

Myboostedgst wrote in post #14548236 (external link)
The one I saw said second best APS-C sensor ever.

http://nikonrumors.com …t-aps-c-camera-ever.aspx/ (external link)

i saw this on fb a few days ago, i guess they made a typo on their fb post a few days ago and fixed it. i fixed my post too.


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Jun 08, 2012 08:25 |  #6876

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I have been unable to load my idea of photography lately due to illness and a small fear of possible meningitis that somehow ended up a tad bit pardon my expression, sh1ttier! I do hope to return often if possible and hopefully add some worthy enough photos, because trust me I see my work and for me it is keen, but I am an amateur, and I have a lot to learn, if time permits! I hope to get a light meter soon and hope it can aid me however I am uncertain that it will since my basic knowledge of DSLR and photography limits me! For the record and since I decided to share my shameful grief, I have a pineal brain cyst, and since my pops died young if a separate cancer, I am a bit worried for my wife and children if worse come to worse, but as my wonderful wife said, I will try to stay positive. xD

Bad news mate. I hope it all works out well for you.


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Jun 08, 2012 09:38 as a reply to  @ Dogs857's post |  #6877

I've decided to switch to primes, so I have put my Tamron up for sale (shameless plug :p). If anyone has a 35 1.8G or 50 1.8G and wants to trade, let me know!

I know there is no basis on it, but I feel more "Creative" using primes. By that I mean it is too easy to get the "perfect framed" shot using a zoom. With a prime, you have to use your imagination to find the best shot. Since I lack the creativity or vision, I think it will improve my skill. Hopefully that makes sense to at least one person...


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Jun 08, 2012 09:55 |  #6878

Myboostedgst wrote in post #14549886 (external link)
I've decided to switch to primes, so I have put my Tamron up for sale (shameless plug :p). If anyone has a 35 1.8G or 50 1.8G and wants to trade, let me know!

I know there is no basis on it, but I feel more "Creative" using primes. By that I mean it is too easy to get the "perfect framed" shot using a zoom. With a prime, you have to use your imagination to find the best shot. Since I lack the creativity or vision, I think it will improve my skill. Hopefully that makes sense to at least one person...

You also get less Dof and better bokeh which will improve the picture. Primes have certain "look" to it that you just can't get it with zooms :D


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Jun 08, 2012 10:07 |  #6879

If anyone knows where I can get the 28mm 1.8, let me know. My 3 fave sites (amazon, Adorama, B&H) are on back order...


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Jun 08, 2012 10:09 |  #6880

Myboostedgst wrote in post #14549886 (external link)
I've decided to switch to primes, so I have put my Tamron up for sale (shameless plug :p). If anyone has a 35 1.8G or 50 1.8G and wants to trade, let me know!

I know there is no basis on it, but I feel more "Creative" using primes. By that I mean it is too easy to get the "perfect framed" shot using a zoom. With a prime, you have to use your imagination to find the best shot. Since I lack the creativity or vision, I think it will improve my skill. Hopefully that makes sense to at least one person...

same thing happens to me. Primes make you move your legs... with zooms it's possible to get too complacent and composition usually suffers... Zooms are super practical though...


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Jun 08, 2012 11:00 |  #6881

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same thing happens to me. Primes make you move your legs... with zooms it's possible to get too complacent and composition usually suffers... Zooms are super practical though...

Very well put. That is exactly my thought. By switching to primes, you get the better DOF and bokeh as was mentioned, but more importantly, I think it will help me become a better/more creative photographer.


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Jun 08, 2012 11:42 |  #6882

Myboostedgst wrote in post #14549886 (external link)
I've decided to switch to primes, so I have put my Tamron up for sale (shameless plug :p). If anyone has a 35 1.8G or 50 1.8G and wants to trade, let me know!

I know there is no basis on it, but I feel more "Creative" using primes. By that I mean it is too easy to get the "perfect framed" shot using a zoom. With a prime, you have to use your imagination to find the best shot. Since I lack the creativity or vision, I think it will improve my skill. Hopefully that makes sense to at least one person...

Awesome choice bro. I went all primes except for my 70-200 a loooong time ago.

I was originally a 16-35L, 24-70L, 70-200L then went to a 16-35L, 24L, 35L, 50L, 85L, 135L, 70-200L

Now on Nikon I have 35mm f/1.8G(x2), 35mm F/1.4G, 50mm 1.4/1.8G, 85mm f/1.8G and still waiting on the 135mm f/1.8G and still trying to decide on which 70-200


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Jun 08, 2012 11:44 |  #6883

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If anyone knows where I can get the 28mm 1.8, let me know. My 3 fave sites (amazon, Adorama, B&H) are on back order...

Go to Nikon's site and check the authorized dealers list. Just about everything can be found at smaller dealers and most of them do shipping.


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Jun 08, 2012 12:13 |  #6884

My main lenses are primes aside from the 16-35 f/4VR. I had a similar set up with Canon so I'm quite comfortable shooting with my 50 & 85 f/1.8G. The biggest difference is, Nikon's versions are way sharper wide open and provide less chromatic aberration. +1 Nikon!


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Jun 08, 2012 12:22 |  #6885

EOSBoy wrote in post #14550772 (external link)
My main lenses are primes aside from the 16-35 f/4VR. I had a similar set up with Canon so I'm quite comfortable shooting with my 50 & 85 f/1.8G. The biggest difference is, Nikon's versions are way sharper wide open and provide less chromatic aberration. +1 Nikon!

I agree. The 50 1.8 G IQ is very good. It does hunt in low contrast situations but, the AF locks. :)




  
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