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SB-25 on digital Nikons


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Marcus Rowland

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I picked up an SB-25 flash in a car boot sale (US = swap meet) on Sunday. It seems to work correctly on my D50, but I get the impression that it isn't getting data from the camera - the Jessop flash I use sometimes knows what focal length my zoom is using, for example. Is that normal, or is it faulty?



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It's normal. Flashes of that era only work as a dumb flash on digital.

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Marcus Rowland

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OK - I'll sell it on then. Thanks!



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The SB-25 is a nice speedlight for strobist use, but if you are not that way inclined, something newer, in the three-digit range is called for.



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Marcus Rowland

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For what I do the Jessop flash is more than adequate - Unfortunately I have a bad habit of forgetting to use it when I should. The SB-25 looks nice, but I really doubt I'd use more than the most basic features, and it's less convenient for my needs (also somewhat heavier), so I might as well sell it on to someone who will actually use it properly.