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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 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (3)
      • 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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    5.0

    Nikon Flash

    By Geo

    from Chicago

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

      Works well, reliable

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      SB-700's used for macro shooting (plus SU800 controller)

      By MacroNut

      from Palo Alto, California

      Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

      I have three of these (sort of a recommendation in itself :-) used for close-up and macro work (1/3 to 3X life size on sensor). They are used in conjunction with an SU-800 controller mounted on the camera's hot shoe. This set-up works very well indeed, and provides enough light to be able to use low ISO and keep noise down. Two of the 700's are used together for the main flash and the 3rd is used as the fill flash. The initial "programming" is bit tedious, but once you have the stop adjustments and communication channels set, use becomes effectively set-and-forget. The SU-800 to SB-700 communication (wireless via infrared) works like a charm…more reliable in bright sunlight than using the on-camera flash as a controller for the SB-700's. The flashes themselves are reliable, fire every time they are supposed to, and have reasonable battery life using eneloop rechargeables. However, it is very possible to drain a set of batteries when out on a field shoot, so carry a spare set for each flash unit and make sure all the batteries are fully recharged before you go out. The kind of macro shooting I do uses flash on every shot as I keep the apertures small (f/22 mostly) for more depth of field. The only drawback I find is that you can't position the flash head exactly because some of the adjustments are click-stopped rather than continuous. A continuously variable angle would be nice (with a locking screw, perhaps, instead of click stops).

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding Flash, works PERFECTLY

      By D4photos

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

      I had my doubts about flash coming from Canon, but WOW, this flash delivers. TTL is perfect exposure every time. Close or far, the flash knows how much power to apply and over the course of my first weekend shooting with it, I simply could not be happier.

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      4.0

      A mini light system

      By Sunil

      from Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

      Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

      I m using this product for one year and i m very satisfied with this. i always use manual and commander mode. it awesome work.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great flash unit,read the instrutions first..

      By Salaam

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Nikon SB 700 Black AF Speedlight Flash:

      Hello,purchased this flash 2 months ago after reading alot of reviews. Was concerned about the battery door issues but took the plunge anyway. So far door is no problem,there is a button on the door for opening and closing.If you by pass the button you could have problems. Flash provided excellent light at a event i shot Sat,tried setting flash to manual but it washed out the picture.Even at 1/2 power it was a washout. Had camera in auto mode and program mode. Bouncing in manual rendered excellent results with a 12 ft ceiling in 1/2 power. Great flash.

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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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