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Nikon AF Speedlight In Black - SB-900

Abt Model: SB900 | UPC Code: 018208048076
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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.


  • 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


  • 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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Key Features
Wireless Commander Mode/ Control Up To Three Remote/ 3 Light Distribution Patterns/ Flash Tube Overheat Protection/ Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard)/ Color Gel Filter Identification/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Nikon SB-900 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Nikon SB-900 is Brand New.
  • The Nikon SB-900 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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