95 of 96 people found the following review helpful
A Little Brother to the SB-400...Still a Nice Flash,
This review is from: Nikon SB-300 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics)I had been looking at this compact flash here on Amazon and was curious about the size and the capabilities. I happened to be visiting my local mom and pop camera shop and came across this flash. I was just in look-and-see mode. When the sales person placed this small flash in my hands, I knew I was hooked.
I typically carry my Nikon P7800 camera with me in my everyday bag. I popped the flash on my camera and the two became one. The flash is well balanced on my P7800.
I went ahead and purchased this flash knowing the limitations. The flash distance is not as strong as my SB-400. The SB-300 uses two AAA batteries versus the SB-400 uses two AA batteries. Not a real issue for me as I always carry extra batteries with me.
The portability of this flash is a definite plus. With the flash head pointed up (becomes a slender flash), I can easily store this in a small camera bag or purse. The flash head has greater movement that my SB-400. I can... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Love this versatile little unit,
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Love this little flash! It's light, small and so easy to stuff into a pocket and carry. In real world use, it's quite powerful not-withstanding its modest guide number. It integrates beautifully with Nikon digital SLRs providing very accurate through the lens exposure. The battery seems to last forever, and because it uses easily obtained AAAs (two), they can be replaced anytime and obtained internationally without difficulty - no need for another power adaptor! My only negative observation is that it doesn't swivel (left or right) but does tilt upward and even backward (slightly) for indirect flash. For the price, weight, size, and versatility, I couldn't be happier with this. It's so much more convenient than my SB-800 hunker. It doesn't replace the newer bigger units, but it's a great travel flash, especially for the D500 and D810 which don't have built in flash (it's way better than the built in flash anyway).
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Perfect Complement to a Nikon P7800,
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This review is from: Nikon SB-300 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics)First of all, this flash is much smaller than it appears and that is a good thing.
While I enjoy my Nikon DSLRs, and the images they produce, I grew tired of lugging my DSLR, a couple of lenses or a heavy 28-300 and my SB-910 around. While it is great for portraits or certain events, I found I was breaking the cardinal rule of, "The best camera is the one you have with you." I just really didn't want to carry all that gear.
Along came the Nikon P7800 camera. Excellent image quality and nice, small size.
The Nikon SB-300 speedlight is the perfect complement. It is so tiny. If you have ever held or have seen the SB-400, this unit is even smaller. I love it! Now, I have a very compact camera system that I have with me all the time. I can tuck the camera and this tiny flash in my small bag and go.
I always have them with me and with this speedlight, I am always able to expose my shots properly with adequate lighting.
It is an... Read more