Excerpt: The SB-700 is perfect for my needs as a hobbyist. It allows me to explore lighting both on and off camera and even functions as a Master unit to control another flash. The only bad part, as with most flashes, is that you need to keep a supply of batteries handy.
Excerpt: After using third party flashes I finally bought my first speedlight and couldn't be happier with the performance and ease of use. On top of the controls and versatility of this speedlight I got so many cycles out of one charge using rechargeable AAs.
Excerpt: The added reach of the flash compared to the on-camera pop up is exactly what I was looking for and this model more than delivers. The remote capability was a feature I wanted and this model fills that desire. It's easy to use and opens a whole new area of photography for me.
Excerpt: This is an amazing flash. I really like how fast it recycles. Nikon's CLS system is pretty nice too, although radio slaves would be better if you're taking pictures of animals or people that blink a lot. I am disappointed that there is no connector for an external battery pack though. For the price I think Nikon should have given us this option since it costs more than the SB-600.
Excerpt: My first flash - I am in love! I have never really liked the look of flash in a picture, but done the right way it is amazing! I am having lots of fun bouncing light, the look is so natural! I have been using more flash in pictures the past few months than I ever have in the past 7 years. This flash goes everywhere with me. No more stinky or non-existent pictures in bad lighting, yay!