Summary: I was anticipating a great flash and I was not disappointed. I really like the off camera use, with my D300 commanding the SB800 as a remote. I've been usuing it on a stand with a speedlight adapter inside a small softbox as a travel portrait light. This flash has plenty of output to use the softbox.
Summary: I needed a second SB-800 to use in my photography work (mainly portraits). I typically use two SB-800's wirelessly with my D70 / D700 kit. I also use these with 5-AA's for more power and faster recycling. Why didn't I buy a new SB-900 since the user interface on the SB-800 is so _POOR_? (A) I'm used to it, (b) it keeps things consistent with my other speedlight(s), & (c) it's over $100 cheaper. The SB-800's are discontinued, so you'd better get one quick!