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DAVID BUSCH’S NIKON® D800/D800E GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY by David D. Busch

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9Electronic Flash with the Nikon D800/D800E

The term “professional camera” doesn’t always mean a lot, except to those who aren’t professional photographers, and who enjoy drawing distinctions among various camera categories. A real pro chooses photographic tools by what features and capabilities are needed to do a paying job. In some cases, one of the components that isn’t needed is a built-in flash. Although handy in many cases, a built-in unit, while economical (it comes “free” with the camera) has some limitations that can be easily overcome by using an external flash. That’s why Nikon’s flagship “pro” dSLRs (currently the Nikon D4) have traditionally come without any built-in flash at all. Other vendors, most notably Canon, followed suit ...

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