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Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Flashgun

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Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Flashgun

Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Flashgun

 

Portable, easy-to-use Speedlight, compatible with Nikon D-SLRs as well as specific COOLPIX cameras and the Nikon Creative Lighting System. Boasts an onboard high-intensity LED light that’s ideal for movie recording.

With a compact, lightweight build, this flash unit makes it simple to manage the quality and direction of light. In a first for Nikon, this Speedlight features a high-intensity LED light on the front of the unit that is ideal for shooting movies, or capturing close-up still images. Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System, the SB-500 also enables wireless control of multiple flash units.

Compact i-TTL Speedlight: compatible with FX- and DX- format D-SLRs, COOLPIX cameras equipped with a hot shoe, and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.

Built-in LED light: high-intensity (100 lx) LED light on the front of the flash unit that’s ideal for shooting movies. The LED light covers the angle of view of a 24 mm lens (FX format), offers superior colour reproduction.

Simple operation: superior ergonomics are matched with easy-to-understand controls on the rear of the unit. Additional functions and flash mode can be set via a camera menu, which activates automatically when the SB-500 is attached to the camera.

Guide number: 24/78.7 (m/ft at ISO 100) covering a 24 mm angle-of-view (FX format).

Portable: compact, lightweight design, and powered by two AA-size batteries.

Versatile / direct the light: the flash head tilts up to 90° and rotates horizontally through 180°. Angle the light just the way you want in order to shoot creatively or attain more balanced images in tricky lighting situations.

Compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System: the SB-500 can work as a master flash for multiple off-camera flash set-ups, when used with cameras featuring a built-in flash commander mode.

Specifications:-

 

Electronic construction

Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

Compatible cameras

Nikon digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras (except D1 series and D100) Nikon film SLR camera F6 COOLPIX cameras compatible with CLS (A, P7800, P7700, P7100, P7000, P6000) COOLPIX cameras compatible with i-TTL flash control (P5100, P5000, E8800, E8700 and E8400)

Mounting foot lock lever

Provides secure attachment of the SB-500 to camera’s accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment

Bounce capability

Flash head tilts up to 90° from 0° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75° and 90°. Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°

Flash-ready indicator

Fully recycled: lights up. Warning indication: flashes slowly

Effective flash output distance range

(in i-TTL flash control) 0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 65.6 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity and lens aperture

Supplied Accessories

Speedlight Stand AS-23, Soft Case SS-DC2

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm (2.7 x 4.6 x 2.8 in.)

Power source

Use 2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types: 1.5 V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries 1.2 V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries.

Weight

Approx. 273g (9.7 oz), including 2 AA-size alkaline batteries Approx. 226 g (8 oz), body only

Angle of illumination

Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)

Multiple flash-unit photography operation

Advanced Wireless Lighting (commander mode/remote mode)

Other functions

Thermal cut-out, firmware update

Flash mode

i-TTL flash control Manual flash control

Flash duration

(approx.) 1/1100 sec. at full power

Guide number

24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft, 23°C/73.4°F)

 

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