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I have just recently boughta Nikon D60 and currently own a Tamron 28-300 lens and a 90 macro lens. I think that I want to buy a strob after a workshop I went to this past weekend. I want to be able to hold the flash off the camera and use it to high light some macro shots. I don't know whether to but the Nikon SB 600 or spent the $100 difference and buy the SB 800? Or am I bitting off more then I can chew at this stage of the game and getting into equipment that will be complex and frustrating to use??

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The SB-600 will probably do everything you want.

One caution: To use flash off your D60 you're going to need either an external sync cord or a wireless controller. The SB-800 (and the current SB-900) can be used as a controller, the SB-600 can't. But the controller goes on the camera, so you'll end up needing two flashes.

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