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    Default Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

    I want get another Speedlight. Got a SB 900 which tends to overheat just too often to my liking. I see the SB 5000 has got functions galore.
    All I want is a powerful flash, used mostly at corporate events where I am sometimes far away from the stage and or there is no roof to bounce from.

    Do I really need the R10000 SB 5000? Is it better than a SB 910 for my application? Guess an used SB 910 will be about half the price.

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    Default Re: Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Helenus Kruger View Post
    I want get another Speedlight. Got a SB 900 which tends to overheat just too often to my liking. I see the SB 5000 has got functions galore.
    All I want is a powerful flash, used mostly at corporate events where I am sometimes far away from the stage and or there is no roof to bounce from.

    Do I really need the R10000 SB 5000? Is it better than a SB 910 for my application? Guess an used SB 910 will be about half the price.
    Hello H,

    Make sure your SB-900 has the latest firmware.

    Then - what about putting the flash on a light stand closer to the stage? (If you cannot get there). Control and trigger it with the Nikon CLS system (your camera might do it...) or use a simple trigger... or get a Cactus V6ii trigger so that you can remotely control your flash. Half the distance and you only use 25% of the power for the same light and your batteries will last four times as long - and your flash will not be stressed at all.

    Me? I will get another SB-900 or 910.

    HTH...
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    Default Re: Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

    me - I dont like my SB900.
    I also have 2 x SB 800's which I much prefer.
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    Default Re: Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by elsahoffmann View Post
    me - I dont like my SB900.
    I also have 2 x SB 800's which I much prefer.
    So Elsa - you actually have some flash guns? That is a revelation...

    Hat, coat, door...
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    Default Re: Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

    never said I use the things...

    but ya when I do a wedding - which is once a year (just so I remember why I dont do them)
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    Default Re: Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated

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