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    09-15-2010
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      SB-700 AF Speedlight


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      Key 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




      Price (when new)
      $329.95
      Year Introduced
      2010
      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)
      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
      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
      Optional Power Supply
      None
      Flash-ready Indicator
      Lights up: The SB-700 is fully recycled:
      Blinks: insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode)
      Ready Light
      Front, Back
      Flash Compensation
      –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash
      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, i-TTL, Manual flash, 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
      Dimensions (mm)
      (71.0 × 126.0 × 104.5mm)
      Dimensions (inch)
      2.8 × 5.0 × 4.1 in.
      Weight (grams)
      (450 g)
      Weight (lbs)
      15.9 oz.
      Supplied Accessories
      * AS-22 Speedlight Stand
      * SW-14H Nikon Diffusion Dome
      * SZ-3TN Incandescent Filter
      * SZ-3FL Fluorescent Filter
      * SS-700 Soft Case


    Review of Product: SB-700 AF Speedlight
    1. Re: SB-700 AF Speedlight

      the next item on my list!..........................got it a few weeks ago. still trying it out. tilt downwards is handy, as is the large screen. i dont use flash if i can get away with it so it will take time to get to know how to get the best results. keeping my sb400 though! built-in bounce card and diffuser are rather flimsy, battery life is quite good. not as tight a fit to the hot shoe as i would have liked. would have been nice if they supplied the cover to disable pop-up flash (as used with the r1 set up) for remote use. bulky carry/storage case, nice unit though!
          



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