After seeing so many photographers constantly reaching out for assistance on what the best external flash for Nikon d7200 cameras is, we finally put some time aside to build our flash short list and type up and publish this article. We eventually settled on two flash units that are both excellent when compared to their relative price points in the market and will offer our readers a ton of value.
The first flash unit that we will be covering is a more premium option with the second camera flash being an entry-level or more budget-friendly flash unit. Both of these camera flashes have great reputations due to their excellent performance and functionality and easily beat the built-in flash on your d7200 without much effort at all.
The Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash
We feel that although the SB-700 is a highly priced flash unit, that it is very fairly priced considering its great build quality, its performance, its functionality, and the various technology overhauls it has received since previous variations of Nikon flash units. All of these have to lead to the camera flash earning such a good reputation amongst the community with many photographers feeling it is the best overall option for its price.
The SB-700 flash head has a totally new navigation and control system when compared to the older flash units released from Nikon. In our opinion, it has been made much easier to use allowing you to quickly tweak any settings that you may have to change on the fly or during a photography session.
Additionally, the switch in the top left of the image to the left shows a great improvement over previous variants. It allows you to quickly and easily switch your flash mode between TTL mode, manual mode, and guide number mode at the flick of a switch. Depending on the type of photography niche you operate in this can save you a ton of time over the course of your session.
On top of this, the design of the navigation menu is very clean and easy to use. There is no need to worry about having to waste a bunch of time to memorize endless options like there is with some competing products and it will quickly become second nature to you no matter what level of experience you have with technology.
Another advantage that the SB-700 has over its competition is its totally overhauled overheating system. With previous variants of Nikon flash as well as with many current competing flash units, the flash will reach a set temperature and then either turn off or lockout until it is cool. The SB-700 still works out that it is overheating but simply increase the recycle time of your flash unit allowing it to cool down while still allowing you to activate the flash as required.
In our opinion, investing in the SB-700 will make a great addition to your d7200s lighting system and help improve your overall flash photography capability. As we mentioned earlier in the article, it can be considered a little pricey but if you are doing any paid client work then this is the flash for you. If you are an entry level photography then the flash unit covered below is probably a better overall option.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash
Just like the SB-700 covered above, the SB-600 will natively fit your Nikon d7200 via its hot shoe mount allowing for a quick and easy camera flash to be rigged up to allow you to start capturing photography quickly.
The image to the right shows the interface and control system for the SB-600. As you can see, it is a little dated when compaired to the more modern camera flashes but this can work to your advantage by keeping the price down as it uses older technologies.
Although a totally different navigation system to the SB-700 covered above, you should still be able to pick up the SB-600 system quickly especially if you have used any of the older Nikon camera flashes as it is very similar.
Although a budget level flash head, the SB-600 offers all the functionality that you will probably need out of a budget-friendly camera flash and be a great addition to your D7200’s camera accessories. Not only will it help improve your flash photography image quality a ton over the regular built-in flash on your D7200 but there is no need to break the bank when picking the flash unit up.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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