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6.6* out of 10

Nikon Speedlight SB-50DX

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SB-50DX Review

By Thom
13 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Much maligned by many, does this simple flash have a place in your bag? Add a comment or send Thom feedback on this article. It seems no one likes the SB-50DX. Everyone has a reason: it's not powerful enough; it doesn't zoom enough; it's missing Automatic flash mode; manual flash lfires at full power. The list seems to grow every time I see a brief review of the flash. But is it really all that bad? Let's take a closer look and find out.
  • Pros: Battery Type . CR123A lithiums are expensive and hard to find in some shooting locations. On the plus side, they recycle fast and with a constant speed until exhausted, and they have good cold weather performance. I would have preferred that Nikon use the rechargeable lithiums they seem to have standardized on with the Coolpix line, however, even if that increased the price of the unit., Restricted Modes . Personally, I don't miss automatic flash mode, but the inabili...
  • Cons: Battery Type . CR123A lithiums are expensive and hard to find in some shooting locations. On the plus side, they recycle fast and with a constant speed until exhausted, and they have good cold weather performance. I would have preferred that Nikon use the rechargeable lithiums they seem to have standardized on with the Coolpix line, however, even if that increased the price of the unit., Restricted Modes . Personally, I don't miss automatic flash mode, but the inabili...
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