PB PM said:
The F90X does support distance information, but if the flashgun does not, it doesn't matter. Putting my SB-15 on the F90X doesn't give it D-TTL metering. Both the flash and the camera have to meet the requirements for D-TTL metering to work.
Thanks for your reply. I just bought the SB-23 because it was super-cheap (and, super-compact!), and was really just was intended as a substitute for the fact that the N90s doesn't have a built-in flash. I had originally asked (here, in this now re-edited post) if anyone knew which of the 90s-era Nikon SB flashes support D-TTL, but are also compatible with the SC-17 TTL cable . . . but I just did some more reading on Ken's site about Nikon flashes under, "Nikon Flash Speedlight Guide," and found that the 'D' technology, according to Ken, isn't really all that beneficial anyway. Boy, he sure isn't a fan of the 'D' technology! Apparently, I'm not going to be missing much there, either with my SB-23, or by using any of my non-'D' AF Nikkors.
So, I guess I can go with an SB-28, or actually, according to Ken, virtually any Nikon Speedlight, past or present, for my N90s. I just really wanted to make sure that I got a flash that is both electrically and data-compatible with the SC-17, so that I can still benefit from TTL-controlled, off-camera flash with my N90s.