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Nikon Speedlight SB 910 vs SB 5000

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    • Helenus Kruger
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      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.

    • Leo Theron
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      @Helenus Kruger 297811 wrote:

      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…

    • elsahoffmann
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      me – I dont like my SB900.
      I also have 2 x SB 800’s which I much prefer.

    • Leo Theron
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      @elsahoffmann 297823 wrote:

      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…

    • elsahoffmann
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      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)

    • Helenus Kruger
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      Thanks for the advice, much appreciated

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