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The Nikon gun does everything most users could ever want from a flash gun, and even more things that most users will ever need. So why buy one? Well, its great if you enjoy reading instruction books rather than novels, or if your Visa account needs topping up, or if you want to impress your pals at the camera club. But if you want to take pictures using flash now and again, then I would suggest you look elsewhere. Try seeking out a Vivitar 283 instead. Although nearly as old as I am, the 283 has more than enough power (more than the Nikon), four accurate auto settings, is very simple to operate, and is almost indestructible ? witness its use by the press for the past 25 years. And best of all, its available second hand for about £35 if you shop around and new for about £70, so you can use the £230 you have saved to buy some film and decent reading matter!
The new SB-28 AF Speedlight can be used with any Nikon SLR camera to open new avenues of expression in flash photography. The SB-28 is considerably smaller and lighter than previous Speedlights, weighing only 11.8 ounces, with dimensions of 2.7" x 5" x 3.6". But the compact new Speedlight packs a punch with a GN of 118 at 35mm, continuing Nikon's tradition of offering superior features and performance in its family of Speedlights, as it has with its previous SB-26, SB-25 and SB-24 models. Other features include 3-D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash, FP high-speed sync, rear-curtain sync, improved rain-shielding.