Best Flash for the Nikon D3400 in 2022

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The Nikon D3400 is one of our favorite entry-level DSLRs for its simplicity and ease in managing photos. With excellent dynamic range, color depth, and a long-lasting battery, the budget-friendly D3400 checks all the right boxes. If you take portraits, do product photography, or want to step up from the D3400's built-in flash, we recommend getting an external flash that slides into the hot shoe at the top of your camera. Grab one of these flashes and take your photo skills to the next level.

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We love the Nikon D3400 and consider it one of the best digital cameras available today. You'll be able to shoot at higher ISOs and with less noise by employing an external flash. Our favorite is the Nikon SB-300. It gives a soft, balanced light that renders excellent realistic color and skin tones, and it tilts back and forth so you can aim it right where you need it.

If you're new to photography, Altura Photo's AP-UNV2 Bundle gives you plenty of tools to play with, including the flash, batteries, a remote, flash diffuser reflector, and a carrying pouch.

For the ultimate in wireless control and flexible shooting, go for the Nikon SB-700. It's a professional tool with a steeper learning curve, but it has bells and whistles you'll appreciate for years to come.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.