Nikon SB-80DX

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This Nikon pre-CLS flash is for all intents and purposes a generic flash unit when used on a modern Nikon DSLR. Its legacy Nikon OTF TTL-mode and D-TTL is incompatible with CLS, but it will work fine in manual and non-TTL auto mode.

Comes with Nikon diffusion dome SW-10H, and soft case SS-80.


Generic flash.
Head: 14, 24-105mm coverage, power zoom (manual).
Swivel & tilt: -180° to +90° swivel, -7° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: Auto, Varipower, OTF.
Manual settings: 1/1, 1/2 to 1/128 in 1/3 EV steps (20 steps).
Wireless mode: Plain slave.
Features: LCD, Lever lock, Sync. socket, Ext. power, Bounce card, Strobist.
Trigger voltage: 4.3-4.7 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/1050 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 71 x 128 x 92 mm, 335 g.

Zoom head setting:f=35mmf=50mmf=max
Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):384456
GNs taken from manufacturer's specifications.

Discontinued: Yes.

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



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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Web: Global, EU, US, man

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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