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Are There Real Estate Photographers Out There Still Using Nikon SB-80dx Flashes?

Published: 25/01/2019
By: larry

Peter in Maine recently asked me if Nikon SB-80dx flashes are still being used by real estate shooters because he had some he wanted to sell.

Peter's question refers back to a time 7 or more years ago when both Scott Hargis and David Hobby (of promoted them. Here is a post from 2011 where I explained the benefits of SB-80dx flashes.

My guess is that yes, there are still plenty of real estate shooters using SB-80dxs because of their great built-in optical slave benefits. I've noticed that the sale price at has dropped to around $120 which is significantly less than they used to be.

How about it? Anyone still using SB-80dxs?


6 comments on “Are There Real Estate Photographers Out There Still Using Nikon SB-80dx Flashes?”

  1. I'm still using 2 SB-80dx's. One of them has dropped off doors twice onto tile (batteries flying everywhere) and they are still kicking... ha.
    I'm always interested in another SB-80dx.

  2. I had about 8 of them that have stopped working over the years. They got me through many a house though! The only Nikon I have left still kicking is the Sb-700.

  3. I have 5 dead youngnuo about 1 year old - 1 fires but almost no output - the other 4 blew - I agree total garbage. Their
    power was not enough for this kind of work to begin with (getting it in Camera Scott Hargis style).

    Youngness (latest ones) I always had to use two together in one hand or one stand - or two in
    one hand and two others on a stand. One dead Sb900 (knocked over by homeowner) and many other great Nikon flash
    over the years.

    Scott Hargis recently said he still uses his great SB80Dx's.

    I need to decide and get new light this week - would everyone agree to look for SB80Dx's? How many does everyone use
    to 'get it in camera' in various sized rooms?

    Tim do you take Alien Bee 800's to real estate shoots or those for the higher end work e.g. developers? (I work for both realtors
    and large builder/developers).

    thanks for all your suggestions!

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