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09-26-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Nikon SB-700 flash on my K50?

A friend of mine saw I'm getting into photography and told me "maybe you know what this is" and pulled out a Nikon SB-700 flash. I told him what it was and he said "you can keep it, I know nothing about it".

I checked the price and saw it was a $325 flash!

Question: will this work on my K50??


09-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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Maybe in the off camera slave mode with your popup flash but I do not think it will work on camera. You can look up the manual to see how to set it up for the off camera usage and if not you can sell it and get a Pentax 540 fgz for less than the cost of the Nikon.
09-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #3
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Will most likely work but only in auto mode, camera set on manual. I've used my SB-800 on my K-5lls this way. The major downside is the locking system on the Nikon, it uses a pin to lock it to the hotshoe and of course it doesn't align with the hole on the Pentax. The flash will move around just enough so that occasionally the flash won't fire (too often in fact). I ended up using my SB-28 flash which has a knurled "nut" that tightens it to the hotshoe and sits very securely, fires every time, auto mode, camera in manual, beautiful results!

Sell it, buy a Pentax Flash, a dedicated Metz (I have one now) or even an SB-28 (auto mode/manual mode/manual camera mode)
09-26-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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Ok sounds like too much trouble. I agree selling it is the best route. How much could I ask for it on Craigslist? (I have no idea).

I have the original box, manual etc.

09-26-2014, 09:43 PM   #5
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I would venture to guess $260/$285 as long as it is in really decent shape. Go high and adjust accordingly.
09-27-2014, 06:38 AM   #6
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You might actually do better on E-Bay or a Nikon forum. Craigslist tends to be too local and unless someone locally is specifically looking for this flash, you won't get enough offers.
09-27-2014, 04:32 PM   #7
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I understand. I'm in Miami so I guess my local Craigslist market is not that small... But of course your point still stands.

I will try Craigslist. I just put it there for $200 and just got an email saying "I will pay $150 tops". I think that's too low. Let's see.

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