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sb-800 reach over tele?

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by threecats, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. K I finally got my 150.00 sandisk rebate as a B&H certificate. I am thinking of getting the SB800.(Like I need another 300 page manual):eek:  but am wondering about the height issue on hot shoe. Will it reach over my Nikon 70/300 vr at full extension or will I need a bracket. By full extension I am thinking more about 300 at close range. Think flowers/bugs as fill light.

    Also, if I do need a bracket have any of you just attached it to a QR plate on the camera? My Markins has a tripod thread but it just seems that the plate does not have much meat.
  2. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    I don't have the 70-300 but I do have the 70-200 and I don't need a bracket for it. Maybe others will chime in that have the 70-300.
  3. Muskieman911


    Apr 11, 2008
    I have a 70-300 and I use my pop up flash and it reaches over no problem. With the SB800 you should not worry about it.
  4. moffo


    Oct 20, 2005
    Central TX
    If you're really into bare-bones, you can always use an SC-29 cable and a hefty rubber band to attach the flash directly to the lens (rotate the head up, so it points along the axis of the lens.) May need a bit of foam between the two to protect finishes.)
  5. Hmmm, I better check that again cause I could swear I was getting a shadow.
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