Nikon SB-700

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The SB-700 supports both the TTL and TTL BL modes, but you can't select them on the flash. Instead, TTL BL mode is selected when the camera is set to matrix or centre weigthted metering, and plain TTL when the camera is set to spot metering.

Unlike its predecessor (SB-600), the SB-700 supports AWL both as a master and as a remote. However, the AWL master mode is limited in two ways: First, you can only work with two groups of remote flashes (the SB-900 let you use three). Second, the remote groups must be set to the same mode as the master (however, you can still turn the master off so that it only controls the remotes, but do not contribute to the exposure).

Unlike its big brother, the SB-900, the SB-700 doesn't have a built-in stroboscopic mode. But if your on-camera flash has this mode, you can simulate this wirelessly by using the SU-4 (plain slave) mode.

Comes with speedlight stand AS-22, diffusion dome SW-14H, and soft case SS-700.

Two filters are included in the baskic kit: SZ-3TN (incandescent) and SZ-3FL (fluorescent). The flash detects type color compensation filter (fluorescent and incandescent) and transmits this information to camera for optimum white balance setting.

Optional Water Guards WG-AS1 (for D3 series), WG-AS2 (for D300 series) and WG-AS3 (for D700) protect camera's accessory shoe contact when SB-700 is mounted on a Nikon digital SLR camera.


For dedicated flash system: Nikon.
Head: 14, 24-120mm coverage, power zoom (w. manual override).
Swivel & tilt: -180° to +180° swivel, -7° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: TTL, FP, Varipower, GN.
Manual settings: 1/1, 1/2 to 1/128 in 1/3 EV steps (20 steps).
Wireless modes: Master, Remote (dedicated), Plain slave.
Features: LCD, Crop aware, Overheat protection, Metal foot, Env. seals, Lever lock.
Trigger voltage: < 5 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/1042 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 71 x 126 x 105 mm, 360 g.

Zoom head setting:f=35mmf=50mmf=max
Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):283138
Standard ill. pattern. GNs taken from p. H-23 in the manual..

Price: USD 330 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2010-today.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.

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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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