Nikon SB-910 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight Flash, USA Warranty

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About Nikon SB910

Nikon SB-910 is Nikon's most sophisticated and powerful Creative Lighting System portable Speedlight designed for use on camera as well as for complete wireless control in the studio or on location

Nikon's flagship Speedlight for enthusiasts and professionals
Engineered for FX and DX-format D-SLRs and COOLPIX P7000 Series cameras, the Nikon SB-910 offers unparalleled lighting performance in the field and in the studio. Featuring Nikon's versatile i-TTL (intelligent through-the-lens) metering for on camera or wireless flash control, the Nikon SB910 can operate as a hot shoe mounted Speedlight, remote unit or wireless Commander. And with refined operability including illuminated buttons for use in low light and improved thermal cut out protection, the Nikon SB-910 is the perfect partner to your D-SLR.

On the road or in the studio, the perfect partner
Real world simplicity with advanced automation
At the heart of the Nikon SB-910 is Nikon's i-TTL flash control which enables Nikon Speedlights to share critical exposure information with CLS compatible D-SLRs. All of the complex lighting calculations are computed for you instantly with consistently accurate results in just about any lighting situation. Using the SB-910 as a Commander or the in concert with the SU-800 Commander or D-SLR with built-in Commander operating as the Master controller, you can wirelessly manage and fire up to three groups of remotely positioned SB-910, SB-900, SB-700 and SB-R200 Speedlights. Additionally, each group can contain any number of Speedlights and any mix of these Speedlights. Nikon SB-910 can also be set as a Remote Speedlight for complete system integration and control.

Unparalleled lighting performance
Seamless integration with Nikon's Creative Lighting System
The Nikon SB-910 Speedlight operates as a hot shoe mounted Speedlight, remote unit or wireless Commander (with up to four channel options) capable of controlling as many as three remotegroups (A,B and C) and an unlimited number of SB-910, SB-900, SB-700 or SB-R200 units. With a host of pro flash features including; precision i-TTL flash control, Manual with Power Ratio, three illumination patterns for specific shooting environments, wide zoom range from 17-200mm, and streamlined controls and menus it's no wonder that Nikon is the overwhelming choice when it comes to flash photography.

Improved control and convenience
Versatile flash for enthusiasts and professionals
Nikon SB-910 offers an improved interface, adding a dedicated Menu button and illuminated buttons for control inlow light. Additionally, hard type color correction filters are now used, providing durability and convenience when used with a camera set for Auto white balance. And when taking pictures in certain situations such as in rapid sequence, to prevent the flash tube from overheating, an improved thermal cut out protection has been adopte d that slows recycling instead of cutting off the flash. View Sample Photos

The Nikon SB910 is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Night photography, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon SB910 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon SB910 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon SB910: Consistent output, Easy to use and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (19),Consistent output (7),Lightweight (4),Durable (3),Good image quality (3),Good power output (3),Strong construction (3)
Cons:
Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (24),Weddings (21),Family photos (16),Travel (9),Sports/action (8),Night photography (5),Wildlife (4),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (13),Pro photographer (8),Photo enthusiast (7)

Nikon SB910 Specifications

Guide Number
34 m/111.5 ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 48 m/157.5 ft. (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
Distance-priority manual flash
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)
Lens Coverage
8 to 11mm (DX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
12 to 17mm (FX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
12 to 200mm (DX-format, Automatic mode)
17 to 200mm (FX-format, Automatic mode)
Illumination pattern
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
Standard
Even
Center-weighted
Other Available Functions
Test Firing
Monitor Pre-flashes
AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
Modeling illuminator
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
2.3 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH (2600 mAh) batteries
3.0 sec. (approx.) with Oxyride (1.5V) batteries
4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
4.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries
Flash Duration
1/880 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
1/1100 sec. at M 1/2 output
1/2550 sec. at M 1/4 output
1/5000 sec. at M 1/8 output 1/10000 sec. at M 1/16 output
1/20000 sec. at M 1/32 output
1/35700 sec. at M 1/64 output
1/38500 sec. at M 1/128 output
Power Source
Four AA-size Batteries
Optional Power Supply
SK-6 Power Bracket Unit, SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack, SD-8A High-Performance Battery Pack
Flash-ready Indicator
Rear and Front lights blink: Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, or Distance-priority manual flash operations).
Rear lights up and Front blinks: recycled and ready to fire.
Ready Light
Front
Flash Compensation
- 3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash and Distance-priority manual flash modes
Custom Setting
AF-Assist Illumination - Modeling Illuminator - Monitor pre-flashes - Test firing
Min Number of Flashes / Recycling Time
110/4.0 - 30 sec. (1.5V Alkaline-manganese)
125/3.0 -30 sec. (1.5V Oxyride)
165/2.3-30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
190/2.3-30 sec. (2600mAh Ni-MH)
230/4.5-120 sec. (1.5V Lithium)
Wireless Flash Modes
Master - Master (RPT) - Off - Remote - SU-4
Wireless Communication Channels
Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Channels
Wireless Groups
Three: A, B and C
Other Functions
Firmware update - ISO sensitivity setting - Key lock - Recalling the underexposure value in the TTL auto flash mode - Resetting the settings - Improved Thermal Cut-out
Dimensions
3.1 x 5.7 x 4.4 in. (78.5 x 145 x 113mm)
Weight (Approx. without batteries)
14.8 oz. (420g)

Nikon SB910 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 64 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressive, powerful features to the smallest of its details.

As a semi-professional photographer that I am, I can attest that the SB-910 speedlight will be an indispensable, almost addictive professional’s light instrument for years to come; it is big and a bit heavy, which clearly tell of it’s strength and powerful features it contains; it has a large, lit screen which is easy to read even from a few feet away, and all the data you need to know, it will be displayed right on it. the SB-910 is compatible (and the King) with Nikon’s...

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As a semi-professional photographer that I am, I can attest that the SB-910 speedlight will be an indispensable, almost addictive professional’s light instrument for years to come; it is big and a bit heavy, which clearly tell of it’s strength and powerful features it contains; it has a large, lit screen which is easy to read even from a few feet away, and all the data you need to know, it will be displayed right on it. the SB-910 is compatible (and the King) with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, or CLS which enables functions which involve communications between speedlights and the camera(s); and once a photographer gets serious about getting superb pictures, using more than one flash can prove extremely useful and that’s where the extra money paid for this flagship speedlight seems easily perceived (use it as a Master Flash Unit); other features like the i-TTL mode and the Flash Compensation worked seamless from the very first shots I took using my Nikon’s D700 camera; like expected, in order to use the SB-910 to the maximum, the photographer must not only read the manual and get very familiar with the flash’s buttons and features (I’m still learning and getting used to my new SB-910, since I got mine 3 days ago), but you must practice often, and learn to criticize you own work sharply; I personally like the freedom the flash has allowing moving the flash’s head to the sides to manipulate light, which works delightfully; as well, the SB-910 comes with a built-in light bounce card and built-in wide panel and both can slide out of the flash’s head as needed; a light diffusion dome and two color filters (all included) help to play and manage the light emitted by the speedlight as desired; and a speedlight stand (AS-21) is included as well, to help keep the speedlight standing and directed the way you need it; and overall, the features this flash has will make it much easier to accomplish light manipulation to obtain the pictures you are eager to obtain. So let’s get snapping and cracking, people; good luck to you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Problem in PC Sync Connection

I am not going to write all specifications and praises like other reviews. It is without any confusion so far the best Nikon Speedlight. Appreciate Nikon for making improvements in thermal cutoff circuit, BUT there is a serious problem, if you connect any remote transmitter or extra flash with PC Sync socket, flash stays on but will not fire allowing remote transmitter or added flash to fire in sync with camera. I have used SB80dx, SB800, SB900 and the latest SB910 flashes, this is first time...

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I am not going to write all specifications and praises like other reviews. It is without any confusion so far the best Nikon Speedlight. Appreciate Nikon for making improvements in thermal cutoff circuit, BUT there is a serious problem, if you connect any remote transmitter or extra flash with PC Sync socket, flash stays on but will not fire allowing remote transmitter or added flash to fire in sync with camera. I have used SB80dx, SB800, SB900 and the latest SB910 flashes, this is first time faced this situation. Spend one full day to prove myself wrong but problem is in this flash. Yes, I tested 2 different SB910 from two different store. Conclusion, if you are a pro and connect remote transmitter or other devices in parallel to or using built in PC Sync in this flash,please stay with SB900 and Sb800 until Nikon comes up with a fix. For amateurs it does everything as described.

Reviewed by 64 customers

 
1.0

D3200 has focus problems

By

from Hampton, NH, USA

I purchased the D3200 for my hobbie photography and found that it has a problem with focus. The camera often is out of focus and autofocus doesn't work well resulting in photos with parts of photo out of focus. Supposed to be multi-focus points, but doesn't always work. I find others with similar problems and I have been told there is a calibration procedure to correct it. I am disappointed with this camera and would not recommend.

 
4.0

Great starter

By

from Undisclosed

This was my first DLSR, I learned photography off of this camera. I was really happy with this camera or all. The one problem I came across was video. Not the best in low-light. A lot of noise in ISO 6400+ This was with the 18-55mm kit lens. This camera has done well for me. I recommend getting better glass if you stick with this camera.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

versatile

By

from Long Island, New York, USA

Beautiful camera! kit lens doesn't do the sensor justice, upgrade on the glass and you'll see beautiful pictures you won't regret. overall great quality pictures!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PERFECT CAMERA FOR THE RIGHT PRICE

By

from Undisclosed

I bought the Nikon d3200 18-55mm and 55-200mm bundle and wow am I impressed. The price was practically a steal. There are no doubts that this camera meets a beginners expectations. I brought my d3200 on a trip and got breath taking photos with the supplied lenses in the bundle. Overall this camera has exceeded my expectations with both photo and video quality and to add that its lighter than other DSLR cameras I have used. Perfect camera for the price if I do say so myself.

 
5.0

My First Nikon

By

from Undisclosed

I love the camera. It's very user friendly. It's easy to use as well. It takes beautiful pictures. I use it for going on trips, pictures of my nieces/nephews and their functions as well as my pets (horses & dogs). Its amazing!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SB-910 AF Speedlight.

By

from Fresno, CA, USA

The best speedlight I ever have, work excellent for my D3S, I use Thousands of times and never fail once. Highly recommend for any Nikon user. :)

(13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My second Nikon camera

By

from Arlington, VA, USA

I bought the bundle with 2 lenses during Thanksgiving and love it. The pics speak for itself. I ended up only using the 18-55mm lens. My next purchase shall be 10mm wide angle lens and/or fish eye lens. (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Camera-Lenses/Travel-and-Landscape/index.page).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Good Camera to begin your Photography

By

from New York, NY, USA

The Nikon D3200 is a superb camera for beginners. It is at a price point at which most people can afford it. It provides exceptional image quality at lower ISO's even though it can be a little noisy at higher ISO's. Its 24 mp sensor provides very nice detail. I would recommend it to someone starting out it photography.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great beginner camera

By

from Houston, Texas

I love this camera. I bought it as a bundle during Thanksgiving and I'm very satisfied with my purchase. It's great if you're considering photography as a hobby or a semi pro. Very easy to use and user friendly. I'm always excited to use this camera and would recommend it to anyone looking to take great photographs.

 
4.0

To Be Considered an Entry-Level it Packs a Punch

By

from Traveling

I originally purchased this camera for work and creative projects and it has consistently given me great quality work. I've been working in photography for three years now and compared to other cameras, the Nikon D3200 is a solid pick. The image quality is above average. In order to have spectacular images you must know intermediate photography techniques. If you are starting off, I recommend using this camera along with the CD that comes with it, a photography magazine or blog, and read the manual. The learning curve is casual to a little difficult for first time DSLR users because of the many options, which is why I say read a great photography book or blog will best help you. Because the sensor is not that of more expensive bodies, make sure to get up close and personal to subjects; however, because the body is smaller and lighter, one can capture unique perspectives and viewpoints. This helps with flexibility when using the kits lens or any additional purchased lens. Travel, street, portrait, and landscape are four different types of photography that can be achieved with the D3200 and the kit lens. The lens that comes with, I purchased mine with the 18-55mm VR lens, will require a little finesse to achieve desired results. I recommend using automatic until you get comfortable enough with it, then switch to manual mode. Also, don't be afraid of using different modes on the dial. It will help in the learning process of using the D3200 with the kit lens, while also strengthening the skills of a photographer. I have used this product (body with the kit lens) for paid projects in portrait and product photography with the results coming out wonderfully. To make things better, there are inexpensive, but quality items one can purchase such as diffusers and reflectors that will add quality to photos.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RICH T  Wanted a current flash to replace my SB-800. I like the controls better as well as the menus, power, and it doesn't over heat. However the SC-28 does not work with this flash and D800. I had to buy a SC-29 even though the system chart on Nikon's site lists SC-28 as compatible. It communicates some functions but not TTL and zoom.
dayle ann c  I am using the SB 910 with a Su-800 commander, Is it possible to set up the flash off camera on repeated flash mode? Can you tell me how to set this up in the menus of the SU-800 and the SB 910. I have tried without success. IS it necessary to make an adjustment for this in the camera itself? I use a D700. Thanks for your assistence! Will the SU.800 trigger off elincrom Strobes?
WILLIAM S  Sorry, I have not used repeated flash mode. Nor have I any experience with Elincrom strobes.
Toni S  What is the difference in features and power between the sb910 and the sb700?
LLOYD T  More powerful and higher flash output
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