I currently have a dilemma. I use a Nikon D500, which has no built in flash, and was wondering whether it is worth buying a lightweight one to bring with me trekking this coming summer.

The reason I ask is predominately I use it for wildlife and macro but while trekking this tends to go to landscapes and close (non-macro) wildlife - as I travel light.

On my previous two trips I used my D5200 (before upgrading) where I used the flash on the odd occasion for touristy photos of my travel companion etc.

The idea of a flash then was no issue as there was one built in, so it didn't cross my mind, but now I can't seem to make my mind up so would welcome and experienced opinions and a discussion!

If the decision comes to buying a flash it would either be the SB300/500 or the Kenro Mini Flash.

Best Kieran

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    Only you can really decide this - you're the only person who can weigh up (pun vaguely intentional) the additional cost of carrying a flash around versus the benefit it will give you.
    – Philip Kendall
    Jun 9 '20 at 10:38
  • Completely agree that it is only me that can decide - hoping someone whos had a similar dilemma can offer some advice! Predominately I can't see me using it and might be better with a mini tripod but I am not sure - hence wanting the discussion.
    – K-Q
    Jun 9 '20 at 10:41
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    Unfortunately, Stack Exchange isn't a discussion platform - it's all about the questions and answers to those questions, and nobody here can answer the question for you. As you've got reputation elsewhere in the network, I think you should be able to hop into chat which is more suited for discussions.
    – Philip Kendall
    Jun 9 '20 at 10:47
  • I had no idea there was a chat system! Many thanks.
    – K-Q
    Jun 9 '20 at 10:48
  • You wont know you need it until you find your self in place where you think "i wish i could fill in the shadows of the scene i am photographing or photograph that Buddha statue in low light"
    – Alaska Man
    Jun 9 '20 at 20:40

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