You should see how the D40 looks with an SB-900. lol... its a big flash with a camera hanging off the bottom.The SB-600 feels big on the D40 (but not terrible), but is very comfortable on the D90. .
This is useful. But I ended up buying both. The SB-400 is fine a lot the time but sometimes just does not have enough power. The 400 is more user friendly a lot of the time due to its size, hence portability. But I do use the 600 a fair bit, especially at large gatherings in larger spaces. It is not that big as to be impractical.I chose the SB-600 because of its ability to swivel side to side. That helps with bounce flash when holding the camera in portrait mode.
Couldn't say it better. The SB-400 has some serious limitations, but... the head can tilt (not swivel) and in 90% of the situations it fits my needs. The ability to carry the SB-400 always with you (either off camera or stuffed away in an unused corner of your bag) should not be underestimated either. Besides that it doesn't have that intimidating "pro-flash" look for yourI think there's a use for both. If you shoot in landscape most of the time, the SB-400 is great. In portrait mode, you just need a wall to bounce off of, which gives a nice side-lit effect. Most importantly, what will you bring with you when you shoot. The SB-400 actually fits in a coat pocket and will squeeze into most bags. The bigger flashes are more of a commitment, and you may not find yourself bringing it along with you all the time.
This combo is where a Black Rapid strap is good. No acrobatics.I rock the SB-600 on my D40 with my 35mm 1.8 with no problems handling it.
Another benefit for being strong enough to open a jar of pickles.
But it does like to perform acrobatic feats on the neckstrap.
Well, based on that list I'd suggest a Hasselblad over a Nikon any second :smile:(...)
I would go with the SB-600 due to the huge amount of things, you can do with it, what the SB-400 can't do at all.