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Nikon SB-400 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

SKU: NKSB400AFR MFR: 4806 B
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About this item

This is a new external flash unit that provides i-TTL flash operation in a compact and lightweight body at an affordable price. The SB-400 offers a guide number of 98.4 feet / 30m (ISO 200), and effortless bounce flash function. The SB-400 is a flash unit for entry-level digital SLR users, but it is also useful for D2 series digital camera users as a handy flash unit.

The SB-400 has been developed to provide an entry-level external flash unit which is compatible with i-TTL flash operation. In combination with cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System the SB-400 is controlled in i-TTL and D40's M (manual) mode.Its flash head can be tilted in 4 steps, horizontal, 60, 75 and 90 degrees, and has a flash shooting distance range from 0.6m to 20m(depends on the ISO setting). Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction and other flash modes can also be set on the camera body. With the SB-400, users can easily enjoy brighter and more natural lighting for better flash pictures.

What's Included With This Item

  • Soft Case SS-400
  • 90 day Nikon USA Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (103) , Easy to use (98) , Fast recycling (87) , Consistent output (79) , Durable (57) , Good power output (46) , Versatile (45) , Easy to use (21) , Lightweight (21) , Consistent output (17) , Fast recycling (15) , Durable (13) , Versatile (12) , Good power output (11) , Easy to clean (4) , Easily interchangeable (4) , Lightweight (3) , Easy to use (3) , Quiet (3) , Fast recycling (3)
Cons:
Weak output (4)
Best Uses:
General purpose (90) , Fill flash (77) , Portraits (47) , Night photography (28) , General purpose (19) , Fill flash (18) , Photojournalism (10) , Portraits (8) , Night photography (6) , Back-up (3) , General purpose (3) , Fill flash (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (48) , Enthusiast (22) , Photo enthusiast (15) , Casual photographer (15) , Semi-pro photographer (12) , Beginner (5) , Semi-professional (4) , Pro photographer (3) , Pro photographer (3) , Casual user (2) , Professional (2) , Photo enthusiast (2) , Semi-pro photographer (2) , Casual photographer (2) , Casual photographer (1)

Key Features

  • Compact, lightweight Speedlight unit.
  • Simple, intuitive operation; Put it on, turn it on and shoot!
  • Utilizes Nikon's i-TTL intelligent flash.
  • Operates on two AA-size (1.5V) batteries.
  • Bounce capabilities in 4 steps up to 90 degrees.
  • Approximate guide number of 98.4 feet at ISO 200 (at 18mm zoom head setting).
  • Flash shooting distance range from 2 and up to 66 feet
  • Compatible with all Nikon Creative Lighting System cameras.

Technical Specs

Type Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide Number 98.4/30 (ISO 200, ft/m), 69/21 (ISO 100, ft/m)
Bounce Capability Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°.
Auto Settings i-TTL, M (manual, only with the D40)
Angle of Coverage Light distribution covers an 18mm lens when mounted on a Nikon DX format camera and a 27mm lens when mounted on an F6
Recycle Time Approx. 3.9 seconds with AA Alkaline manganese batteries, 4.2 seconds with AA Lithium batteries
Power Source 2 AA-size batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 66 x 56.5 x 80mm (2.6 x 2.2 x 3.1 in.)
Weight Approx. 127g (4.5 oz.)
Notes & Special Features Minimum Number of Flashes Approx. 140 (Alkaline) 250 (Lithium)
Flash exposure control set on the camera: Slow-sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction in slow sync, Rear-curtain sync flash, FV Lock flash, manual flash (with D40 camera)
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