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External flash

nikonsaint 12:58pm, 23 October 2010
Hi All
Does anybody use external flashes on their P6000? If so which flash do you use? The reason I am asking is I am thinking of buying one for the wifes camera. I have got 2 sb800's but think they are abit ott for this camera.
Cheers Dave
khoa_sus2 PRO 8 years ago
I use an SB-400 on mine, as well as an old SB-15. The SB-400 is really made for the P6000: it fits well, works perfectly (auto iTTLmode only with flash exposure compensation), and is nicely weight-balanced for the small camera. I've also used an old SB-15, but with that you have to control exposure with your aperture and iso, which is a bit limiting.
nikonsaint 8 years ago
Hi Khoa_sus2
Thanks for replying to this topic. The sb400 was one on my shopping list but was hoping to have abit more responce from others with different flashes. Seems they are abit shy on this forum.Cheers anyway.
Regards Dave
khoa_sus2 PRO 8 years ago
Well, any of the modern iTTL capable flashes from Nikon will work just fine (400, 600, 800). It depends on balance and price, I guess. There's a full list of supported flashes in the manual.

You could use any older flash that has a low enough voltage (just about all of them from Nikon), but at that point, you'd have to control your exposure with aperture and iso, the old-fashioned way :)

Just be careful with old flashes: some of them have very high sync voltages that can fry the hell out of a modern digital camera!
BUS PIRAT PRO 8 years ago
I use a Metz AF48-1, no problems with it.
Sometimes i also use my SC-28 TTL cord with the P6000 and the Metz also no problems and really fun to shoot.
smiling touch [deleted] Posted 8 years ago. Edited by smiling touch (member) 8 years ago
This is how I use my P6000 with an external flash:

P6000Bracket

The main difference between when I took this pic and now is that I am now using a Manfrotto 233b, a much better choice of bracket......


I use an SB80 or SB800 quite happily like this. Without the bracket I just use an SB30, dinky cute and cuddly, but not as much power.
nikonsaint Posted 8 years ago. Edited by nikonsaint (member) 8 years ago
tby_v Thanks for your pic. Dont think the wife would like something that big in her bag. Just need something with a bit more power than the inbuilt one.Also needs to be fully auto, wife likes to point and shoot (with the camera)
Regards Dave
khoa_sus2 PRO 8 years ago
So, SB-400 or SB-400? :)
nikonsaint 8 years ago
Hi Khoa_sus2
I think I might just go for the sb-400 instead eh!!
Looks like the best option. It's just that they go for silly money over here on ebay. Thats the price for having the best gear though !!
Cheers Dave
khoa_sus2 PRO 8 years ago
I see them retailing for well under $150 USD/Canadian...
Liquid Carbon Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Liquid Carbon (member) 8 years ago
SB400, nice n portable, like d camera.
Extends the life of camera batteries as well, as they dont' seem to last very well.
ciao
MJK
Clive_Richardson PRO 3 years ago
I use Nikon dedicated Nissin flashes Di466, Di866 and MG8000 with my D70, D200s, D300 and D700; all work brilliantly with iTTL; especially now that understand that the MG8000 needs an external power supply to stop it over heating. However with either of my 2 P6000s the Nissin Di466 will not work at all, the Di866 and MG6000 will only work in full manual or "AV" mode. An SB400 would not work either!
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