As suggested in the D500 discussion thread this topic may need its own thread.. so lets see how it goes..
Ok the issue seems fairly minor for some and quite important for others. The main points of issue seem to be.
D500 is a small and light dx version of the D4/s/D5/D800/810. The non inclusion of the Popup flash like the D800/810 is contrary to that idea as it means that for the same functionality you will need, * More items * more weight * more costs * inconvenience * storage in the bag * things to remember * things to check for batteries and service. The main functionlity missing seem to me to be. 1) Flash 2) commander mode 3) Af-assist light.
The possible solutions suggested seem to include a) another flash with commander mode b) radio triggers c) flash-cable extension. d) AF assist lights/accessory . e) keep an old camera with a Popup flash. f) get the New SB5000 with radio trigger. g) small flash just for the flash functionality.
All this also applied to the Nikon Df, which I did not get mainly bec it did not have a the PopUp flash. Although, the D500 has so many nice features that I will probably get it, and solving this "non-Pop" issue for me is a requirement. I have been looking for solutions since the Df so its been a while with no perfect solution, at least to my intellectual satisfaction as I don't actually have a Df or D500 ( yet ;-) ).
Of course you can(and i have) carry a suit case full of lighting which is probably a good solution for D5/D4/s shooters and makes no difference for them if the D500 is just their 3rd or 4 fourth backup camera but ...
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