2 SB-105's vs 1 DS-160--need advice.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:50 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:00 AM
The SB 105 is beautifully made and super reliable as you would expect from Nikon. No fancy heavy battery packs and dedicated chargers - just 4 AA's and a small standard charger. Published guide number (for what they are worth) is very similar to the DS160. They are no longer made but you can still pick brand-new ones on Ebay; you would get two with cash to spare compared with the DS160. There is no spotting light though and only restricted output options.
Having two strobes means you always have a spare. I use both of mine wired but if a cable ever plays up, switching the offending strobe to slave saves the day
Just my tenpenn'orth
Jim Greenfield - Canon 5D Mark 3/Aquatica
My Web Site