Nikon Flashes Compared
See also the Comparison sections of each flash's review. Click any link for a the full review and details.
** They all work with today's F6, which also uses the same i-TTL CLS system as the DSLRs; this line refers to the traditional TTL mode of all other Nikon TTL flash cameras made since the 1980s.
As of 2016, the SB-500 is Nikon's best all around flash if your built-in isn't cutting it.
I use my discontinued SB-600 in the very, very few occasions I need more power, or if I'm shooting a 35mm camera or any vintage. As of 2016, the SB-700 is its replacement, and the best flash if you need a big, powerful flash
When I need more than one flash for serious lighting, I don't bother with these battery-powered things and use real studio strobes, which cost less and work so much better.
If I was a full-time news or event pro, I'd have two SB-5000 because they can belt out the most power and recycle the fastest for heavy use. The SB-5000 also offers a radio slave.
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