Nikon SB-500 Speedlight

Nikon SB-500 Speedlight
Nikon SB-500 SpeedlightNikon SB-500 SpeedlightNikon SB-500 Speedlight

Item: 26392

GN24, auto fill flash, 4 stage tilt head, Built-in LED light for movies

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* Guide number: 24/78.7 (m/ft at ISO 100) covering a 24 mm angle-of-view (FX format)
* Built-in LED light: high-intensity (100 lx) LED light on the front of the flash unit for shooting movies
- Particularly convenient for movie recording and close-up still shooting
- Output level selectable in three steps (Low, Mid, High)
- Illumination with surface light source utilizing a diffuser for soft lighting
- With the color temperature of 5400K, natural auxiliary light is ensured
- Color information communication function automatically sets the optimal white balance
when attached to the D810 or D750
- Superior colour rendering performance for faithful reproduction of subject's colour
* Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)
* Advanced Wireless Lighting (commander mode/remote mode)
* tilts up to 90? with click-stops at 0?, 60?, 75? and 90?
* rotates horizontally through 180? with click-stops at 0?, 30?, 60?, 75?, 90?, 120?, 150?, 180?
* Compact i-TTL Speedlight: compatible with FX- and DX- format D-SLRs and COOLPIX
* 3.5 seconds recycling time when using rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
* Simple operation

Dimensions: 67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm (2.7 x 4.6 x 2.8 in.)
Weight: 273g (9.7 oz), including 2 AA-size alkaline batteries

The new SB-500 is a compact and lightweight Speedlight that is powerful and sophisticated. Capable of advanced wireless lighting, bouncing flash off walls and ceilings - and also illuminating movies.

Simple and intuitive operation; Attach it with the new easy lock mechanism, turn it on and shoot - iTTL will look after the rest!

Easy external Commander set up (via button) and continuous light (movies) switch - all other functions can be set up through the camera menu.

Highly recommended *****
Manufacturer’s Description
A great lighting accessory for photographers and moviemakers alike, the portable SB-500 is an incredibly handy way to control the quality and direction of light. In a first for Nikon, a high-intensity LED light is built into the front of the unit, which makes this Speedlight the smart choice when you want the flexibility to shoot movies without carrying extra lighting gear.

Compatible with Nikon D-SLRs and specific COOLPIX cameras, as well as the Nikon Creative Lighting System, the SB-500 also enables wireless control of multiple flash units. The flash head and LED light both cover a wide 24 mm angle of view in FX-format, and easy-to-understand controls on the rear of the unit ensure simple operation.

Built-in LED light

With a high-intensity (100 lx) LED light on the front of the flash unit, the SB-500 is a smart choice for moviemakers or photographers who want additional light. It?s ideal for shooting movies in dimly lit surroundings, and can be incredibly useful when shooting close-up still images. When used with compatible cameras, the colour information of the LED light can be transmitted together with that of flash, and the colour temperature control has a central value of 5400K, which enables more natural looking light. In addition, the LED unit features a surface light source with a built-in diffuser, which softens harsh light. A switch on the back of the flash unit alters the intensity of the LED light so it will shine at full power. For more subtle light, the LED can be set to shine at a half or quarter of its full intensity. The LED will illuminate a scene for approximately 60 minutes when using rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, and approximately 30 minutes when using alkaline-manganese batteries.
Creative possibilities

The flash head tilts up to 90? and rotates horizontally through 180?, allowing the light to be angled just the way you want. Simple to operate, the SB-500 ensures even newcomers to flash photography will be able to use light to their advantage and add impact to daylight shots, expose subject detail in tough backlit situations, or soften light by ?bouncing? the flash off the ceiling. For more advanced lighting, the SB-500 can be used as a master flash for multiple off-camera flash setups (when used with cameras that feature a built-in flash commander mode). The flash fires 140 (or more) times on a single charge of rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, and will fire 100 or more times when using alkaline-manganese batteries. Minimum recycling time is approximately 3.5 seconds when using rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, and approximately 4 seconds when using alkaline-manganese batteries.
Easy does it

The SB-500 combines superior ergonomics with easy-to-understand controls on the rear of the unit for incredibly easy operation. Additional functions and flash mode can be set via a camera menu, which activates automatically when the SB-500 is attached to the camera. Firmware can be upgraded through the camera, and this Speedlight is powered by just two AA-size batteries.

The SB-500 comes with the SS-DC2 Soft Case and the AS-23 Speedlight Stand.
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Product Features
Nikon fit
  • Camera fit: Nikon fit
  • Flash Type: LED Lights
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