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About Nikon SBN7

Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight

New Inspiration Through Creative Lighting Master creative lighting techniques with this powerful compact Speedlight for Nikon 1 V1 and V2. Its long lighting reach and 120° tilting head gives you maximum light control, whether illuminating directly or creatively bouncing light indirectly into your scene.

The world of creative lighting, at your fingertips.
The Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight brings Nikon's renowned Creative Lighting System to your Nikon 1 V1 or V2. Find new inspiration with exciting lighting techniques that go beyond simple illumination. Tilt the flash for unique bounce effects, use the built-in wide panel for expanded shooting coverage, brighten backlit subjects and more all from a remarkable shooting distance.

Dramatic light from any distance Excellent power and reach


With a guide number of 18m/59ft (ISO 100 20°/68°), the Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight delivers significant lighting power in a small package. Use it as a fill flash to highlight the subtle details of well-lit subjects, even from a distance, or power through a heavily backlit situation with ease. And of course, more illumination power means more low-light shooting capabilty.

Light exactly where you want it
120° tilting head and included wide panel

An external flash lets you aim light where you want it, which may not be directly onto your subject. Experienced shooters often bounce their flash off the ceiling above them or a wall behind them for an attractive softening effect. The Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight's flash head tilts 120° so you can direct the light exactly where you want it straight ahead, up, behind you and everywhere in-between. Use the built-in wide panel to uniformly spread the flash for great wide-angle images.

Compact and well-balanced Easy to set up and power
Designed for the Nikon 1 V1 and V2, the Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight maintains the camera's compact, well-balanced feel. It mounts righton the hot shoe and is powered by readily available AAA batteries. It's such a convenient accessory, you'll bring it along for everyshooting adventure.

Nikon SBN7 Specifications

Supported cameras
Interchangeable lens format cameras with multi accessory ports
Electronic Construction
Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide Number
18m/59ft. (at ISO 100) with wide panel 10m/33ft. (at ISO 100)
Flash Exposure Control
Options available using camera controls:
Flash mode: Fill flash (Front-curtain sync)
Front-curtain Slow-sync
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain Slow-sync
Flash compensation
Effective flash range (i-TTL)
2 to 66 ft (0.6 to 20m) (varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle and aperture)
Bounce Function (Rotate)
Flash head tilts up to 120° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120° (without lock mechanism)
Flash Duration
1/1400 sec. when fired at full power
Power ON/OFF
Turn the flash on and off using the ON/OFF switch
Flash-ready Indicator
Lights up: recycled and ready to fire.
Warning indicator: Blinks (see the camera Reference Manual for more information)
Supported Flash Modes
i-TTL
Manual flash
Other Functions
Thermal cut-out
Firmware update
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 inches / 57.4 x 68.4 x 62.3 mm
Weight
(Approx.) 3.2 oz. (92g)

Nikon SBN7 Reviews

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4

(based on 5 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I like it

I have the Nikon 1 V1. I purchased it because I wanted a small camera that was easy to carry around but something between a DSLR and Point and Shoot. My large camera is a Nikon D90 with the 18-200 mm lens. The D90 is my preferred camera for shooting pictures but is on the large and heavy side. It's not the camera you want to carry all day at Disneyland. I like my V1 but I quickly found out I needed a flash to go with it. I was checking prices on the N5 flash but once I found out a more powerf...

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I have the Nikon 1 V1. I purchased it because I wanted a small camera that was easy to carry around but something between a DSLR and Point and Shoot. My large camera is a Nikon D90 with the 18-200 mm lens. The D90 is my preferred camera for shooting pictures but is on the large and heavy side. It's not the camera you want to carry all day at Disneyland. I like my V1 but I quickly found out I needed a flash to go with it. I was checking prices on the N5 flash but once I found out a more powerful N7 was coming out I ordered it on back-order. I finally got it after almost two months. So far I am very happy with the flash. The unit barely adds any weight and size. The quality of the images taken with the flash has been very good with even illumination and no hot spots. I try and bounce light off the ceiling when I can it has enough power to do this if the ceiling is the standard nine feet height. Some people have knocked the flash because the tilt only works well when taking pictures horizontally. I consider this a minor shortcoming. Adding a vertical tilt would add size and weight. I've been a serious amateur photographer for 30 years and I like this flash. I would absolutely buy it again.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
4.0

Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight

By

from Titusville, FL

The gentleman with the experience was quite right, portrait photographers normally take their shots in a vertical position, therefore cannot use this flash to bounce light off a ceiling for a softening effect. I too find this unfortunate. Also, I am having trouble finding information about the flash at all (uses for red eye reduction, fill flash, etc.) in either the manual that came with my Nikon 1 V1 or the flash unit itself. However, for general shooting where more light is needed, I will be keeping the unit, not sending it back.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bogus review

By

from Destin, FL

To the individual who slammed Nikon for this flash not rotating: (1) Nikon's tech specs clearly state the flash tilts not rotates; (2) you're review is unfair, because it assumes others do like you and don't read the specs; and (3) it's quite likely that most portrait photographers bounce light off of ceilings as opposed to walls because the light is more evenly destributed off ceilings and ceilings are more likely to be white..

 
5.0

I like it

By

from Cleveland OH  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have the Nikon 1 V1. I purchased it because I wanted a small camera that was easy to carry around but something between a DSLR and Point and Shoot. My large camera is a Nikon D90 with the 18-200 mm lens. The D90 is my preferred camera for shooting pictures but is on the large and heavy side. It's not the camera you want to carry all day at Disneyland. I like my V1 but I quickly found out I needed a flash to go with it. I was checking prices on the N5 flash but once I found out a more powerful N7 was coming out I ordered it on back-order. I finally got it after almost two months. So far I am very happy with the flash. The unit barely adds any weight and size. The quality of the images taken with the flash has been very good with even illumination and no hot spots. I try and bounce light off the ceiling when I can it has enough power to do this if the ceiling is the standard nine feet height. Some people have knocked the flash because the tilt only works well when taking pictures horizontally. I consider this a minor shortcoming. Adding a vertical tilt would add size and weight. I've been a serious amateur photographer for 30 years and I like this flash. I would absolutely buy it again.

 
5.0

Iceing on the Cake

By

from California City, CA  -  Pro Photographer

A much needed accessorie for the Nikon 1 camera

(46 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nikon, how did you approve this design?

By

from Sacramento, CA, USA

I am not usually one to rant or write reviews, however this product's design flaw needs to be shared for other potential buyers. I have a Nikon 1 V1 and I love it for what it is. A great compact camera that gives me some of the benefits of my two D700s without all of the weight and space of them plus the pro lenses I use with them. I love the size of the V1 when carrying all the stuff with our new child. I have the SB-N5 and I like it too for it's small size and ability to minimize red eye due to being off enough of the lens axis. However, my biggest gripe has been the lack of power, especially when trying to bounce flash. So I was very interested in the SB-N7 so I could have that extra punch for those nice bounce flash shots as well as outdoor daylight shots. I preordered over a month ago and eagerly awaited trying it out tonight when the package arrived. After opening the package I was playing around with the flash and was getting ready to try it when I saw something was amiss. I was like wait a minute....maybe I just don't know how to do it. I pushed, pulled, did a 360 examination. Nope, they really designed it this way. The stupid flash can't be used to bounce when shooting in the vertical format! That's right, when most people would be using the bounce effect, taking portraits, you can't bounce the flash. The flash head does not twist horizontally. Nikon even says on their website for the SB-N7, "Experienced shooters often bounce their flash off the ceiling above them or a wall behind them for an attractive softening effect. The Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight's flash head tilts 120degrees so you can direct the light exactly where you want itâ€"straight ahead, up, behind you and everywhere in-between." Yes, it tilts 120 degrees forward and aft when you hold the camera for the standard horizontal shot. However it's direct flash only if you want to shoot vertical. How is it that the less powerful, supposedly designed for amateurs SB-N5 can bounce for both horizontal and vertical shots but the SB-N7 can't? I'm returned this poorly designed item. Big time goof Nikon.

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David B  Is this flash connected by a turn lock or a flip lock?
KEN W  Flip lock........This flash has a very limited range, somewhat disappointing.
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