Excerpt: I own a couple of SB-800 and an SB-900 but they are rather bulky when you just want to wander around taking photographs. The SB-300 AF Speedlight provides an answer. For casual work, it is ideal. The only drawback is it doesn't work with Nikon's CLS system for when you want to set up something a little more involved. But that isn't why I bought it, was it?
Excerpt: Really good! I am new to flash photography so opted for a smaller speed light. Results to date are extremely positive. A game changer in terms of photographic quality and I am still learning. Already know that I'll upgrade in a year or so when I have more experience under my belt.
Excerpt: I was looking for a small flash to use with my Nikon Df that would fit in my pocket and be easy to carry. The SB-300 is a good compromise. I have an SB-800 and SB-600 so I knew what I was trading off to get such a small flash. I have been pleased with the result and find I carry it more often when I am doing spontaneous work.
Excerpt: This flash is very light and compact and serves as substitute for the built-in flash of your camera. Tested it and the result is not as efficient as the pro grade SB910. If you are looking for a top-grade, heavy, bulky, or pro-level strobe, then go for the SB910. The two-AAA batt source are not an issue but make sure you have enough back up. The flash is perfect to use on sunny pictorial day to reduce shadow formations of objects.
Excerpt: I ordered this online without looking it in person first. Smaller and less powerful and wasn't what I was looking for. It might work for others, depending on needs, but it didn't fit my needs. I ended up returning it and B&H made it super easy. For that, at 3 stars, minus two because it wasn't what I wanted. I went to B&H to get the right flash in person.
Excerpt: I was looking for a small strobe to sit atop the Df and internet searches suggested an SB400. Well, that one has been discontinued and the remaining few have taken off in price. So, I tried its successor with the AAA batteries rather than AAs. Frankly, with the Df, I don't need a flash that often, so the AAA batteries equal less weight and a more compact size. It easily fits the front pouch of a Billingham L2 bag.