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Nikon AF Speedlight In Black, Model SB900

The SB-900 i-TTL Speedlight leads the Nikon Creative Lighting System delivering the portability, power and versatility to support any photographer’s creative lighting imagination.

Features:

  • Nikon’s Flagship Creative Lighting System Speedlight: Powerful and versatile SB-900 works as a stand-alone flash, featuring wireless operation as a Commander or wireless remote light source.
  • Control up to three remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights: The SB-900's Wireless Commander Mode offers wireless control at the master Speedlight position. Four wireless channel options allow you to manage wireless conflicts in multiple photographer environments.
  • Streamlined controls and menus: The Rotary Select Dial sets key flash functions quickly—a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.
  • FX/DX format identification: Automatic FX/DX switching optimizes light distribution angle.
  • Expanded Auto Power Zoom Coverage: The SB-900 provides zoom coverage from 17-200mm in the FX-format and 12-200mm coverage in the DX-format.
  • Choose from 3 light distribution patterns: Improve light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits, or Even for groups or interiors.
  • User-friendly firmware updating: Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments to the SB-900 with select Nikon digital SLR cameras.
  • Color gel filter identification: The SB-900 automatically identifies mounted color gel filters and adjusts the camera’s auto white-balance setting with select Nikon digital SLR cameras.
  • Flash Tube Overheat Protection: An added measure of safety is provided for sustained high-speed bursts.
  • Drip-proof mounting foot cover (Water Guard): for enhanced moisture protection (optional).
  • Supplied Accessories: AS-21 Speedlight Stand, SW-13H Diffusion Dome, SJ-900 Color Filter Set, SZ-2 Color Filter Holder, SS-900 Soft Case

Specifications:

  • Guide Number: 34/111.5 (ISO 100, m/ft), 48/157.5 (ISO 200, m/ft)
  • Electronic Construction: Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
  • Flash Exposure Control: Camera’s sync modes: Slow-sync; Red-eye reduction in Slow-sync; Front-curtain sync; Rear-curtain sync; Rear-curtain Slow-sync Shooting functions: Auto FP High-Speed sync; FV Lock flash
  • Lens Coverage:
    • 17 to 200mm (FX-format, Automatic mode)
    • 12 to 200mm (DX-format, Automatic mode)
    • 12 to 17mm (FX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
    • 8 to 11mm (DX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
  • Bounce Function (Tilt): Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
  • Bounce Function (Rotate): Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
  • Minumum Recycling Time:
    • 4.0 sec. with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V)
    • 4.5 sec. with Lithium (1.5V)
    • 3.0 sec. with OxyrideTM (1.5V)
    • 2.3 sec. with Ni-MH (2600 mAh)
  • Flash Duration
    • 1/880 sec. at M1/1 (full) output
    • 1/1100 sec. at M1/2 output
    • 1/2550 sec. at M1/4 output
    • 1/5000 sec. at M1/8 output
    • 1/10,000 sec. at M1/16 output
    • 1/20,000 sec. at M1/32 output
    • 1/35,700 sec. at M1/64 output
    • 1/38,500 sec. at M1/128 output
  • Required Power Source: Use four AA-type batteries of any of the following types:
    • Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
    • Lithium (1.5V) batteries
    • Ni-MH (1.2V) batteries
  • ISO Range: 100 to 6400 ISO
  • Optional Power Supply:
    • SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
    • SD-8A High-Performance Battery Pack
    • SK-6 Power Bracket Unit
  • Ready Light: The SB-900 indicates unit is fully recycled: Rear ready-light lights up and the front light blinks.
    Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, or Distance-priority manual flash operations): both rear and front (in remote setting) ready-lights blink.
  • Minimum Number of Flashes:
    • 110 with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V)
    • 230 with Lithium (1.5V)
    • 190 with Ni-MH (2600 mAh)
      Note: When firing Speedlight at full output once every 30 seconds (120 seconds with lithium).
  • Wireless Flash Modes:
    • Off
    • Master
    • Master (Repeating)
    • Remote
    • SU-4
  • Wireless Communication Channels: 4
  • Wireless Groups: 3
  • Supplied Accessories: AS-21 Speedlight Stand, SW-13H Diffusion Dome, SJ-900 Color Filter Set, SZ-2 Color Filter Holder, SS-900 Soft Case

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Approx. Dimensions: 3.0 × 5.7 × 4.7 in. (78.0 × 146.0 × 118.5 mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 14.6 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lb

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Nikon AF Speedlight In Black
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Fast recycling (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Night photography (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Fill flash (5)
  • Photojournalism (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Great Flash!

By shon

from Washington state and Abroad

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Powerful Output
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Fill Flash
  • General Use
  • Night Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Portraits

Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

I received this Flash as a gift. It is GREAT!
We have 5 children and we use this flash for all of our holiday photos. It syncs with our D-90 for metering and gets it right every time. Limits my time in PS5 or Lightroom for post processing.
I will also be taking this Speed Light with me when I deploy to my next combat zone. Can't wait! Super excited.

PS. I stated that it is heavy and bulky. Well, its a Speed Light. It adds some heft to your camera setup. My kit is a Nikon D-90, with bottom Grip battery pack with a 50mm Prime usually. But Please do not think that its an issue. It is no more bulky or heavy than any other Speed Light on the market. Truly top quality.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Excellent

By AL Taltipak

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Night Photography
  • Portraits

Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

Excellent product. Rotating flash heads are a big plus. Do not use when in need to take multiple shots in a brief period of time since it will overheat and Flash will go into Protective Shotdown Mode.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Ahhhhhh.

By bagel R

from upland,ca

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful Output
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

    love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Amazing flash - Great place to buy it

    By ExtendedPuppet

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

      A great flash, I just wish it was cheaper.

      Service and delivery comments:

      ABT was honestly the BEST online experience I have ever had. They had the best price by a wide margin(it was on sale), they shipped it within hours, it arrived before it was projected to. I am a first time customer, but this experience was great!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazingly amazing

      By Captivaphoto

      from Saint Augustine, Florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

        This is the ultimate lighting accessory. No limitations with this Speedlight and the photographs produced are amazing. The latitudes you have with this Speedlight will open your photography up to new experiences in the use of lighting. I could not be happier with this purchase.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best of the best of all nikon flash

        By kha dinh pham

        from Toronto canada

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

          best of the best of all nikon flash on Earth..... thanx.....

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great flash

          By Infamily

          from Minnesota

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon AF Speedlight In Black:

          Love all the power.. true pro quality flash

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          Nikon AF Speedlight In Black

          Nikon AF Speedlight In Black

          UPC Code: 018208048076
          Discontinued


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