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Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash - SB700

Abt Model: SB700 | UPC Code: 018208048083
$326.95  
Flash Head Positioning/ Wireless Flash Control/ Color Filter Identification/ Automatic Format Identification/ Precision i-TTL Flash Control/ Hot Shoe And Wireless Operation/ Versatile Auto Power Zoom Coverage/ Streamlined Controls And Menus/ Flash Tube Overheat Protection/ Flash Value Lock/ Black Finish
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Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash - SB700

Features:

  • Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).
  • Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom Bounce 90°up and 7°down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.
  • Wireless Flash Control Wireless Commander Mode controls up to 2 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. When used as a remote speedlight up to 3 Groups can be selected. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.
  • Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns Using the simple slider switch on the back of the SB-700, you can optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.
  • Color Filter Identification Automatically identifies mounted hard type color filters and adjusts camera white-balance.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Automatic Format Identification Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.
  • Firmware Updating Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance—even in challenging lighting situations.
  • Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation Use on-camera, as a wireless master, commander or remote light source.
  • Versatile Auto Power Zoom Coverage Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX-format.
  • Streamlined Controls and Menus Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.
  • Flash Tube Overheat Protection To prevent overheating, flash recycle time increases when SB-700 detects heat build-up.
  • Flash Value (FV) Lock Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens' zoom position.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard)* Provides enhanced moisture protection. *Optional

Package Content:

  • AS-22 Speedlight Stand
  • SW-14H Nikon Diffusion Dome
  • SZ-3TN Incandescent Filter
  • SZ-3FL Fluorescent Filter
  • SS-700 Soft Case

Specifications:

  • Commander Function Yes
  • Remote Function Yes
  • Guide Number 28m/92ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 39m/128ft. (at ISO 200, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)
  • Electronic Construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
  • Flash Exposure Control
    • i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
    • Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)
    • Distance-priority manual flash
  • Lens Coverage
    • 24 to 120mm (FX-Format)
    • 14-120mm (DX-format)
  • Illumination pattern
    • The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
    • Standard
    • Even
    • Center-weighted
  • Other Available Functions
    • Test Firing
    • Monitor Pre-flashes
    • AF-assist illuminator
    • Modeling illuminator
  • 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°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180
  • Minimum Recycling Time
    • 2.5 sec. (approx.) with AA-size Alkaline (1.5V) batteries
    • 2.5 sec. (approx.) with Evolta (1.5V) batteries
    • 3.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries
    • 2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (2600 mAh) batteries
    • 2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (eneloop) batteries
  • Flash Duration
    • 1/1042 sec. at M1/1 (full) output
    • 1/1136 sec. at M1/2 output
    • 1/2857 sec. at M1/4 output
    • 1/5714 sec. at M1/8 output
    • 1/10000 sec. at M1/16 output
    • 1/18182 sec. at M1/32 output
    • 1/25000 sec. at M1/64 output
    • 1/40000 sec. at M1/128 output
  • Power ON/OFF Rotate the power switch/wireless mode switch for multiple flash units to turn the SB-700 on or off Standby function can also be set
  • Required Power Source
    • Four 1.5 V alkaline AA-size batteries
    • Four 1.5 V lithium AA-size batteries
    • Four Rechargeable 1.2 V NiMH AA-size batteries
  • Flash-ready Indicator
    • Blinks: insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode)
    • Lights up: recycled and ready to fire.
  • Ready Light
    • Front
    • Back
  • Flash Compensation -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode
  • Custom Setting
    • Sound Monitor
    • Standby function
    • AF-Assist Illumination
    • Color Filters
    • Remote Flash Unit Settings
    • LCD Panel Contrast
    • FX/DX Format Selection
    • Flash Compensation Steps in Manual Flash Mode
    • Unit or Measuring Distance
    • Version of Firmware
    • Reset Custom Setting
  • Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time
    • 160/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V AA Alkaline)
    • 230/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V Evolta)
    • 230/2.5–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
    • 330/3.5–30 sec. (1.5V Lithium)
    • 260/2.5–30 sec. (2600 mAh NiMH)
  • Wireless Flash Modes
    • Off
    • Master
    • Remote
    • SU-4
    • Quick wireless Mode: A:B
  • Wireless Communication Channels Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4Channels
  • Wireless Groups Two: A, B
  • Other Functions
    • Thermal cut-out
    • Firmware update

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 2.8"
  • Height: 5.0"
  • Width: 4.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.79 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb
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Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Yes, this is the one.

      I am a passionate amateur photographer. I do not suffer sub-standard equipment very long. While I can't afford the very best equipment, the equipment I buy had better be worth my hard earned...Read complete review

      I am a passionate amateur photographer. I do not suffer sub-standard equipment very long. While I can't afford the very best equipment, the equipment I buy had better be worth my hard earned money. I originally was going to buy an SB-600, but they were discontinued, so I bought the SB-700. After reviewing the specs, I found that the SB-700 actually has slightly less flash power than the SB-600, and some other minor differences, that would seem to make it a lesser flash for more money. I wasn't too happy, but I needed a flash, and didn't want to go high-end, because the more expensive flashes were quite costly, and had functions I really didn't need. I got the flash out of the box, loaded the batteries, hooked it to my D7000, and started to shoot. I was frankly amazed. The shots looked like natural light shots. I used a snap-on diffuser to soften the light, and angled the flash head at 45 degrees, and the pictures came out really, really well. My first real test of the flash was at a friend's birthday party. No matter if the subject was back-lit by a window, or in shadows, or with a dark wall, the photos were balanced and crisp. None of the usual flash pictures where the foreground is blown out and the background dark. The flash filled in when it should, and fully illuminated when it should. Nikon has figured out how to get their cameras and flashes to work together with perfection. You may need to adjust FV or EV for personal taste, and pay attention to WB (2 colored filters come with the flash to compensate for artificial light spectrums), but the flash really works very well. The only thing I would suggest is to READ THE MANUAL. There are some important settings that make the flash work much better if you pay attention. I have not tried the flash in slave mode, but I would expect it to work as well. It's very well thought out and easy to use. I only have one small gripe. The battery door is rather flimsy, and doesn't open in the way you'd expect it to open, so it could easily break if you get all macho with it. Other than that, this thing rocks!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Ideas, Mediocre Execution

      I was excited at first by the intuitive arrangement of buttons, and the new screen & menu system of the SB-700, which promised a vast interface improvement over my trusty SB-600....Read complete review

      I was excited at first by the intuitive arrangement of buttons, and the new screen & menu system of the SB-700, which promised a vast interface improvement over my trusty SB-600. However, in practice, I found myself frustrated with my new flash. My biggest 3 complaints are: 1) The battery compartment did not properly tighten itself, forcing me to press in on it when I turned the power on for the unit to actually power about half the times I went to turn it on. Minor defect in my unit? Maybe. 2) The power button itself. While the idea of a switch between Off>On>Remote On>Master On is great, the switch itself is thin/small and difficult for my big fingers to use. To get to Remote or Master, a button in the middle of the switch must be pressed, which was tricky at best, annoyingly difficult at worst. Major turn off in my mind. 3) The rotating dial with OK button in the middle for selecting things was, again, a good idea. However, I found it's operation tricky and difficult to control, and button pushes were difficult to consistently make. Controls aside, the menu selections, options, etc. were all quite intuitive and easy to understand. It was the difficulty in executing the options which frustrated me, and led me to return the unit and stick with my SB-600's.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Mixed bag

      By MarkDStump

      from Chicago, IL, USA

      Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

      The flash has worked well for me; however the battery door has broken... as a result of impact, but simply the stress of doing it's job as a door.

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      5.0

      no need to buy SB900

      By taijimix

      from newyork, ny

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        I had considered bdtween sb700 and sb900. A lot of my friends in wedding photography industry recommended me to get SB900 but after all researching two products, I decided to get SB700. What's better? 200+@ cheaper, lighter(2/3 of sb900), very slightly faster recharge after full power flash. Just only onething you need to concern is the flash doesn't have sync code so you need to spend another 10-15$ (I bought Metz) to connect to transmitter. (Don't worry. If you are just going to put SB700 on your camera, ignore the last sentence)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Flash.

        By ENMcM

        from Ontario, Canada

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        I have had this flash for a couple of weeks and I am very pleased with the performance so far. It makes a huge difference to my indoor photography. I have mainly been involved in Nature Photography but now am focusing on Indoor/outdoor portrait. I am still playing with all the settings and possibilities. It is an excellent product, which I have no problem highly recommending to any serious photographer, professional, hobbyist, or otherwise.

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        5.0

        Got to love the remote feature alone!

        By Craymoe

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        Received as a gift for Christmas 2013. Awesome. The fill light that it provides is night and day from ordinary use of the pop-up flash.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        straight forward and more

        By SmackinJack

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        Read the instructions and tested the flash around the house. It can work in a simple mode or handle any complicated task. Seems bullet proof. Exposures are great right out of the box. Will handle wedding receptions and darkly lit areas very well. Great middle weight contender.

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        5.0

        Great product, for low lighting and fast moving children. Increased the quality of my pictures.

        By rockypeach

        from Lancaster, NY, USA

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        I didn't want to spend the money on the speed flash but should have done it long ago. I was thinking of buying a new camera because of poor quality in low light. I now use this flash all the time. It has increased the quality of all my pictures. I never thought a speed flash could do so much. It was well worth the money. My pictures are beautiful in all lighting conditions. I have used this product for 4 months now and love it. Thanks for a great product.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Great flash, when it works

        By Devon

        from Maryland

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        I really love this flash... ...when it works. I started out with an SB-600, then after a lot of heavy use that cut out on me and I figured it was the two+ years of use in bad weather, being dropped, thrown around, etc. So I got an SB-700 to replace it and have treated that flash much more kindly, using it very gently and indoors 98% of the time. Since then I have sent that SB-700 back to Nikon 5 times to be fixed because while shooting it will randomly stop working. The menu functions, I can turn it on/off, I can do absolutely everything with the flash except actually have light come out of it. It breaks this way every 2-3 months so it's always still been under either the original warranty or the 6 months from being "fixed" warranty, but it's very frustrating and Nikon has not replaced it even after "fixing" the problem has proven to be only a temporary solution. After the first time my SB-700 broke, I bought another 700 to have on hand as a backup. Today it completely stopped working while shooting--no menu, no light, no nothing even after trying multiple sets of fresh batteries. Suffice it to say I will not be purchasing another SB-700 and am going to look into other manufacturers for future flash purchases as reliability is important to me.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Flash

        By astroNikon

        from SE Michigan, USA

        Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

        Granted I'm not a Flash expert but I found myself at a quandry when taking more vertical photos after getting my D7000 grip and the SB-400 doesn't swivel. My main concern was eliminating shadows of which I needed to do bounce fill flash from the ceiling. The 400 does tilt unless you are taking a vertical in which case you need it to swivel too, which the SB-400 does not do. I really wanted to buy a SB-600 but ended up getting a SB-700 at a refurbished unit. I'm glad I did. The 360degree swivel has come in handy (versus I know the 600 would get me annoyed) when working on bounce flash technique. I also love the features that are handy by the buttons versus traversing a menu on the 600. The 600 supposedly has more power but the 700 is a much better choice though $100 more in the used / refurbished market but well worth the extra. I'm just learning more how to use the flash and I'm a "newbie" in regards to flash technique. But the flash operates really easily, iTTL seems to work really well (in basic settings) and I recommend this for anyone that starts taking more vertical shots and needs to continue bouncing the light. I also looked at the contraptions to keep the flash unit above the camera (it stays vertical) versus being sideways and needing the swivel. That may still be needed in the future if I start doing paid photo shoots of people, but for my "advanced" hobbyist means it is the perfect as is. I should mention, I attempted to use the SB-700 as a remote with the built-in D7000 flash or the SB-400 as the master, this seems not capable. I was just hoping to see if it worked (I think the manual stated it would not). As I wouldn't mind having some back fill flash in addition to front flash. It may be able to do this, I just wasn't able to do it fiddling around. Adding a second SB-600/700 flash unit is expensive for just a hobbyist.

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        5.0

        Don't hesitate

        By Photo guy

        from Long Island, New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

          Easy setup
          Excellent graphics
          I use it for sport portraits

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not a bad Speedlight for the price

          By gtwhogger

          from Lawton, MI 49065, USA

          Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

          I just picked up this unit today with another SB910 3-28-2012 and tried it out as a Hair Light and also as back fill on a backdrop, for the price this is a great flash to have in the arsenal, I also want to use it as a subtle not so over powering fill light for when I shoot outdoor night photography coupled to my PocketWizard Flex5's, I see this as a great fill light behind pillars and out of frame fill flash in conjunction with my SB 910'S and 900's on my architectural night shots. I think this would be a perfect flash for entry level shooters to use in tandem with built in flash bodies to add more unique lighting challenges as well as a great tool for more experienced shooters as well as perfect studio uses. The reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars is the slide switches on both sides (Mode selector) and (Illumination Pattern) I my self would rather have these in sub menus using the dial to select to eliminate 2 potential locations for contaminants from entering the flash body like moisture and dust that in time could render the switches inoperative? also from reviews from other people not necessarily here but they have complained about the battery door being flimsy and break off real easy, I have to agree that yes it could be beefed up a little more but if you miss handle the equipment or rush trying to load batteries or are just a gorilla when handling the flash that you shouldn't break the battery cover off, one other complaint I read was that it was to thin and the contacts didn't make contact with the batteries? well here again if it was within the first year take it back! Nikon will fix or replace the unit, I think that issue was a small isolated instance that things made by man can be faulty and do slip by quality control once in awhile but that is a case I think that someone just wanted to whine and complain for something I don't believe should be used to give the SB700 a bad grade. Overall it is a pretty good flash, I haven't had enough time to run it through it's paces but the 6 hours I have used it today I think Nikon has a winner.

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