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Nikon SB-700 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight Flash - USA Warranty

SKU: NKSB700AFU MFR: 4808
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About the Nikon SB700

High performance versatile speedlight brings simplicity to on-camera, remote, and multiple flash photography.

The Nikon SB700 is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits and more.The Nikon SB700 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon SB700 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon SB700: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Good power output, Lightweight and Versatile.

Nikon SB700 Includes

  • AS-22 Speedlight Stand
  • SW-14H Nikon Diffusion Dome
  • SZ-3TN Incandescent Filter
  • SZ-3FL Fluorescent Filter
  • SS-700 Soft Case
  • Nikon 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (97) , Fast recycling (84) , Consistent output (83) , Lightweight (69) , Versatile (69) , Durable (64) , Good power output (62)
Cons:
Heavy (7) , Heavy / bulky (4) , Slow recycling (4) , Weak output (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (97) , Fill flash (93) , Portraits (89) , Night photography (39) , Photojournalism (32)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (55) , Semi-pro photographer (33) , Pro photographer (15) , Casual photographer (8) , Professional (2) , Semi-professional (2) , Enthusiast (1)

Nikon SB700 Features

  • Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).
  • Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance even in challenging lighting situations
  • Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom Bounce 90°up and 7°down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.
  • Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation Use on-camera, as a wireless master, commander or remote light source.
  • Wireless Flash Control Wireless Commander Mode controls up to 2 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. When used as a remote speedlight up to 3 Groups can be selected. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.
  • Versatile Auto Power Zoom Coverage Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and upto 120mm in FX-format.
  • Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns Using the simple slider switch on the back of the SB-700, you can optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.
  • Streamlined Controls and Menus Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.
  • Color Filter Identification Automatically identifies mounted hard type color filters and adjusts camera white-balance.*
    *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Flash Tube Overheat Protection To prevent overheating, flash recycle time increases when SB-700 detects heat build-up.
  • Automatic Format Identification Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.
  • Flash Value (FV) Lock Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens' zoom position.*
    *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Firmware Updating Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments.*
    *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard)* Provides enhanced moisture protection.
    *Optional

Nikon SB700 Specifications

Commander Function Yes
Remote Function Yes
Guide Number 28m/92ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)
to 39m/128ft. (at ISO 200 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)
Electronic Construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Flash Exposure Control i-TTL - Manual Flash - Distance-priority manual flash
Lens Coverage 24 to 120mm in FX-Format
AF-assist Illuminator Range 10 m (33ft.) at center area using a 50mm f/1.8 lens (approx.)
1m to 10m (3.3 ft. to 33 ft.) for the center of the image with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.
Illumination pattern There are three illumination patterns: standard, even and center-weighted The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
Other Available Functions Test Firing - Monitor Pre-flashes - AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF - Modeling illumination
Bounce Function (Tilt) Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click- stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°,75°, 90°
Bounce Function (Rotate) Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180
Minimum Recycling Time 2.5 sec. (approx.) with AA Alkaline (1.5V) batteries - 2.5 sec. (approx.) with Evolta (1.5V) batteries - 3.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries - 2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (2600 mAh) batteries - 2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (eneloop) batteries
Flash Duration 1/1042 sec. at M1/1 (full) output - 1/1136 sec. at M1/2 output - 1/2857 sec. at M1/4 output - 1/5714 sec. at M1/8 output - 1/10000 sec. at M1/16 output - 1/18182 sec. at M1/32 output - 1/25000 sec. at M1/64 output - 1/40000 sec. at M1/128 output
Power ON/OFF Rotate the power switch/wireless mode switch for multiple flash untis to turn the SB-700 on or off Standby function can also be set
Required Power Source Use Four AA-type batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
Four 1.5 V alkaline AA batteries
Four 1.5 V lithium AA batteries
Four Rechargeable 1.2 V NiMH AA batteries
Optional Power Supply No
Flash-ready Indicator Lights up: The SB-700 is fully recycled:
Blinks: insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode)
Ready Light Yes
Front - Back
Flash Compensation -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode
Custom Setting 11 items
Minimum Number of Flashes 160/2.5 30 sec. (AA Alkaline (1.5 V)) - 230/2.5 30 sec. (Evolta (1.5 V)) - 330/3.5 30 sec. (Lithium (1.5 V)) - 260/2.5 30 sec. (NiMH (2600 mAh)) - 230/2.5 30 sec. (NiMH (eneloop)) -
Wireless Flash Modes Off - Master - Remote - SU-4 - i-TTL - Manual flash - Quick wireless Mode: A:B
Wireless Communication Channels Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4Channels
Wireless Groups Two: A, B
Other Functions Thermal cut-out - Firmware update
Dimensions 2.8 × 5.0 × 4.1 in. (71.0 × 126.0 × 104.5mm) (Approx
Weight 12.7 oz. (360 g) (Approx. Speedlight only)
15.9 oz. (450 g) (Approx. with four 1.5 V alkaline AA batteries)
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