SB-28 keep it?

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I have sb-28 which I used to use with my coolpix 995. Now that I have a D70s and a SB-800 should keep the sb-28? Can I use it along with my sb-800 like as a slave flash or mulitflash. If so how? Or should I sell it and use the money toward my next new lens?
 
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nybluecrab said:
I have sb-28 which I used to use with my coolpix 995. Now that I have a D70s and a SB-800 should keep the sb-28? Can I use it along with my sb-800 like as a slave flash or mulitflash. If so how? Or should I sell it and use the money toward my next new lens?
With a peanut slave attached to the bottom of it, you can get it to fire wirelessly with your SB800 as your main ight source. I have one and have done it that way. You won't be able to control it's output with the SB800 though. You'll have to set it's power manually.
 
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Hey, if you're just using it as an accent light,

nybluecrab said:
Thank you all for the advice.
Why not put it to good use? I have to disagree with Gordon on selling it "while it still may be worth something". It's not "worth" much now, and won't be worth much later either.
What you need to do anyway, is use your onboard flash, turned down to 1/16th power, to fire your SB800 off cam, anyway. Your main should be WAY off your camera to look best, say 20-45 deg off camera, to prevent flattening out the features of the subject's face, to maintain desirable shadow modeling. You could either use your onboard flash for fill and your SB28 for an accent light, be it a hairlight, background light, kicker, or whatever.
Are you going to be using these for portraits, or what? You never said.
 
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thanks Steve for the info. I think I'll give it try next week when my cousins kids come over.
 

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