Question about flash + medium tele lens + D or no D

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Johnnymg, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Greetings

    I'm in the market for a 180mm Nikon lens and I'd like to know if the newer D version is the "way to go" if I plan on using an SB-800 + D2H combo with this lens. :?:

    There are plenty of non-D 180s floating around but I really want to use a flash for a particular application. I.e. 20' distance semi-shadowy portraits. Someone who has a non-D lens for sale has advised me that a flash isn't really useful with the 180mm. I'm a bit confused about that as the SB-800 has a pretty long distance "throw".

    Price isn't the issue but if I really can't use the flash with a 180mm then I might as well go with the non-D. Oh, as a goof I mounted my 300mm AFS on my D70 and used the pop up flash. The combo actually worked pretty good in a darken'd house. Pretty amazing................. so I would figure the SB-800 would be even better.

    newbie looking for insight
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    By 'won't work' was your friend referring to iTTL? Like you, I can't imagine that it wouldn't at least work in the M mode. :?

    Keep us updated on this one.


  3. Not sure if the seller was specifically referring to iTTL mode............ but would a '180 D' work in iTTL mode? I'm assuming iTTL is the "smart" (fully auto) mode. ???

Similar Threads Forum Date
Lens and flash questions General Discussion Feb 4, 2012
Rear Flash shooting question. General Discussion Mar 6, 2011
Are you glad you bought the MB-D10 for you D300?? Also Flash Bracket Question!! General Discussion Mar 2, 2009
Flash bracket question General Discussion Oct 17, 2008
Question about using flash General Discussion Apr 3, 2008