which "stroboframe" with Nikon Coolpix 995greenspun.com : LUSENET : Photographic Assistants : One Thread
I have a Nikon Coolpix 995. I want a something like a stroboframe to hold an "external" flash. Do I indeed want a stroboframe or something else ? If stroboframe, which one ?
-- joe jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 08, 2001
Go with the 350.
It lets you place the flash higher above the lens for good lighting effect plus kills the red eye. This is the one I am using. It also let's you flip the flash so that the flash remains above the lens whether you are shooting portrait or landscape.
However the standard Nikon external flash adapter is too short for good height to give good effect. You need the AS10 plus the SC18(5ft) or SC19(10ft) instead of the ASE900. If you have a Nikon speedlight/flash you can get by with just the SC 18/19 cords. The only concern is the trigger voltage of some flashed is too high and burns out Nikon's internal flash trigger circuit. I have seen it from SLR day to now across the whole product line. One common brand is the Vivitar 283/285's but not all of them.
-- Danny Wong (dtwong@MSN.com), January 05, 2002.