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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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APPENDIX B: Accessories

The D5300 actually has a need for fewer accessories than its predecessor the D5200. This is great news for D5300 owners because, as you probably have already figured out, the D5300 has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, which negates the need for the expensive and unwieldy external add-on units. There are still a few accessories that I'm listing here that I feel are necessary if you want to take advantage of the full feature set that the D5300 has to offer.

Speedlights

I've found that a having at least one Speedlight is essential if you want to use the D5300 in all types of shooting scenarios. Speedlights not only add light when the scene is dark, but you also use them to create light where it's needed, and you can control the light to make the subject appear exactly as you want it to, as opposed to being at the relative mercy of existing light. Speedlights give you the power and flexibility of professional lighting at an affordable price. They are compact and can be controlled wirelessly from the D5300 with an additional commander unit (either another Speedlight or the dedicated SU-800 Commander).

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AB.1: The Nikon SB-700.

Nikon Speedlights operate as part of the Nikon Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) system and are part of what is known as the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). AWL allows you to control multiple Speedlights and ...

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