Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Christmas Came Early - new Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
Yessir, Santa said I was a good boy this year. Today the UPS man showed up in his sleigh and handed me a cute little box from B&H Photo... filled with my spiffy new Nikon SB-700 speedlight. As fate would have it, I had just finished charging up two sets of rechargeable batteries. This afternoon and evening, between dinner prep, dinner and the evening movie, I have managed to give this little flash a quick once over. Off camera it is 100x easier to work with than any flash from Nikon I have ever used. (Then again, my experience prior to this speedlight is limited to the SB-600 which is downright paleolithic compared to this modern beastie!)
I will save my full review for a few more days till I have had a chance to really put this flash through its paces. For now, I think it is safe to say, I WANT MORE of them! I can see having at least three more of these in my kit bag. If you want one of these flashes, I would plan on ordering them soon because they seem to keep running out of them and backorders take a little while to fill. Ken Rockwell seems to think very little of this flash... all more's the pity. I love it. Then again, I love playing with light, in just about any form! Thankfully, I don't buy stuff based solely on Ken's reviews of stuff. Now we'll have to see how this flash holds up over time. Tomorrow we take it outside to see how it compares against my older flashes.