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What is an affordable flash for a Nikon D7000
Altough, i am not a Nikon shooter and i do not have fully knowlegde about the hardware they create, i have to say that the SB900 would be the best choice for now, as an investment.
But! If you can't afford it, i would look to a older model of the top range, so the SB800 or the SB700. I thought i heard Greg saying that he liked the SB700 more then the SB800, but i can have that one wrong.
I would not go for a brand like Metz or so because of the quality. If you are shooting weddings, you have to rely on your gear and as well on your flash, in my opinion, it should be worth the investment, it will last for years (if you take good care of it). It will pay itself back in the time.
But thats my opinion
Let us your choice know, if you have decided it
Have you already considered to get a second hand flash? I think they are a lot cheaper then new and you really, really need one from Nikon with the strenght of a SB700 or higher...
I first bought an SB700 (and I'm totally happy with it) because I can use it on-camera and take full advantages of Nikon's iTTL and stuff - and I can use it also off-camera.
Later I bought an Yongnuo YN-560 II (which is significantly cheaper) together with a pair of Yongnuo RF 603 for an additional off-camera flash. This works very well for me and for this purpose I would only buy this ones.
Bottom line: if you want to take full advantage of the cameras flash abilities, I would go for a Nikon flash. Otherwise the Yongnuos are also a very good choice.
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