In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best flashguns for Nikon d750 cameras currently available on the market right now. Over the last few months, we have noticed a steady upturn in the number of people reaching out for advice on what flashgun they should be using for their d750.
We have decided to research the various flashguns available on the market right now and publish this article in an attempt to help any of our readers in this same situation. We have tried to choose flashguns from a range of price brackets to try and ensure that our readers have an option no matter their budget. We have also made sure that each of our recommended flashguns has an existing excellent reputation within the photography community and has been tried and tested by a large number of Nikon d750 users.
The Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash
In our opinion, one of the main features of the Nikon SB-700 in comparison to the older style flashes is its overheating system. Older versions of Nikon flashes would simply cut out and their built-in safety system would instantly power the flash down if you tried to power it up while it was hot.
The new and improved system will simply adjust the recycle time of the flash to allow you to keep using your flash while also giving it the time it requires to cool down. As you can imagine, depending on your photography niche this could be very important and helps make this the best Speedlight for Nikon d750.
They have both been overhauled and made much easier to use and learn. You have a number of controls available to you directly from the control system of the flash allowing you to quickly and easily change any settings as well as quickly and easily switch between the various modes the flash has to offer.
Although you are able to customize the setting, the default recycles time between flash activations is around the two and a half second mark. This will get you around one hundred and sixty flash activations from a full charge of Alkaline based batteries or around two hundred and sixty flash activations from a full charge of Lithium-Ion batteries. That said, this will increase or decrease slightly depending on the various settings you have the flash set to as well as the recycle time you have chosen.
Another thing that we like about the SB-700 is the ability to quickly and easily adjust to zoom setting of the flash simply by pressing the zoom button on the control panel shown above to the top left of the control wheel. You then just rotate the wheel as required to select the zoom setting you wish to use the flash at.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon SB-700 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Godox V860II-N Speedlite Flash
As you would expect for a flash that is almost half of the retail price of the Nikon SB-700 covered above, some core features have either had to be toned down or dropped altogether. Thankfully though, the majority of functionality remains and can still provide you with excellent photographs without needing to break the bank.
Our only real pet peeve with the Godox V860II-N Speedlite Flash is that they choose to use the gel-based flash filter inserts as shown in the image to the right. Now let us just say that for a large number of our readers, this will not matter in the slightest as many people will never use them or have the need for them.
On the other hand, if you do have to use flash filters in your everyday photography sessions then you will probably agree that gel-based inserts are a total nightmare. They are easy to rip, easy to lose, and can be a pain to actually get into the filter holder in the first place.
That said, we have seen a number of tips over the years from other photographs that can increase the reliability of these gel based filters though. For example, some people choose to laminate them on the lowest possible heat setting to make them harder to tear so there are workarounds available if you do choose this flash.
Without a doubt, one of our favorite features of the Godox V860II-N Speedlite Flash is its user interface and control system as shown in the image to the left.
Not only is it very easy to use, it is also very easy to pick up meaning if you have never used a Godox flash system before, but their user interface will also quickly become like second nature to you.
All of the controls are easy to reach mid-session while the flash unit is mounted to your Nikon d750. Not only does this make tweaking the flash settings easier, it also helps to save you time during you photography session when you need to swap settings on the fly with models or clients on location.
Another major selling point of the Godox V860II-N Speedlite Flash is its included 2000mAh lithium battery. Its default settings will offer you a one and a half second recycle rate on the flash while also allowing you to get six hundred and fifty flash activations out of a full battery. Again, this can vary depending on your custom settings for the flash but overall, the battery performance really is excellent.
That said, we would always recommend that you pick up at least one spare battery (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for your flash unit. This will help keep your photography sessions going longer while on location as well as offer you a backup battery on the off chance you have a problem with your main one.
The Eachshot SN600SN Speedlight Flash
Although this is a budget flash, it does still provide the core functionality that most photographers will require for their photography sessions offering a budget-friendly flash for their Nikon d750. That said, some of the functionality has been totally dropped when compared to the camera flashes that we have covered above but these are minor things that we doubt most people even need.
Although the user interfaces and flash control system both look easy to use as shown in the image to the right, we feel that they are a little clunky and hard to navigate when compared to the Nikon brand camera flashes.
That said, the control system is easy to pick up and we feel most people will be able to quickly and easily get used to it to be able to get the best out of this flash without needing to invest much time.
On the positive side, all of the activation buttons as well as the main control dial are all easy to each and adjust while the flash is mounted to your camera. Once you are used to the system this can help make it easier to tweak settings while also saving your time.
The recycle rate of the Eachshot SN600SN Speedlight Flash is two seconds with the flash in quick flash mode and three seconds with it in regular mode. It seems that the number of flash activations that you can get out of a full set of fully charged AA batteries varies wildly.
When doing our research we found reports from photographers suggesting that they were getting as low as one hundred and fifty flash activations with some suggesting they were able to get as high as three hundred flash activations. One thing that we will say is to make sure that you are always using high-quality AA batteries (Click here to check for product prices and availability) in the flash to get as many activations as possible and use the flash in standard recycle mode as often as possible.
The Shanny SN600SC E-TTL Flash Speedlite
The final flash that we will be covering and one that we feel is a good Speedlight for Nikon d750 cameras is the Shanny SN600SC E-TTL Flash Speedlite (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Make no mistake, this is our recommended entry-level flash for Nikon d750 users and comes with the lowest price tag of any flash on this list as well as the lowest amount of functionality.
That said, we still fell that this flash will be good enough for any entry-level or student photographer who needs a very basic flash to move forward with to start their photography journey. Over the years since its release, the Shanny SN600SC E-TTL Flash Speedlite has managed to earn itself a decent reputation within the community while also managing to avoid the problems commonly associated with very cheap flash products.
The image to the left shows the interface and control system for the Shanny SN600SC E-TTL Flash Speedlite. You may notice that it has many similarities with the Eachshot SN600SN Speedlight Flash covered above. This is due to the case of the flash unit being almost identical.
That said, the actual options menu has been changed slightly and in our opinion, this has only emphasized the clunkiness of it and made it harder to use.
For this reason, we would not recommend this flash to anyone doing paid photography work. The amount of time required to find and tweak your settings on the flash does build up over the duration of a setting and ends up wasting a whole bunch of time. If you are in a student situation with a more relaxed pace then this doesn’t really become a problem though.
Again, the Shanny SN600SC E-TTL Flash Speedlite offers a quick flash recycle rate of two seconds and a regular recycle rate of three seconds. Both are able to cause the flash unit to overheat when used for extended periods of time in quick succession too. The number of flash activations of the flash can also vary widely depending on the types of batteries that you put into it so again we would always recommend that you use a high-quality AA battery set (Click here to check for product prices and availability).