I went ahead, bit the bullet, and bought the SB-700. I got it for $230 used. The reviews on the Chinese ones were 50/50 success and failure. I didn’t see many bad reviews at all on the sb-700. As Mr. Quebec pointed out, I also want the option of selling it later as well. Y’all have helped a lot in this decision making process. Thanks for all of your practical advise as well!
Buddingphotographer, will the 700 work as a master with the Chinese models if I were to purchase them later as slaves?
Timtam, Your first photo threw me for a loop. I’m 100% sure I know the young lady in that photo. Is that Lily G.? If so, she goes to my church!
As far as the golfing goes, The photographer that I’m working for said that we will be covering the golf event with flash. This event is the Old American Ins. Co. seminar. They want photos of some important people playing golf, and it looks like they don’t care too much about distracting flash. Yes, I will be shooting indoors as well, so thanks for the tip on exposure. Say, when you shoot in manual as you described for the golf event, do you use auto ISO? Or should I just change the ISO every time I move location to adjust to the lighting?
PS. Also attached is a photo of the max my onboard can do, I was forced to overexpose it… It was time to move on.
Thanks again y’all!