- Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
- Guide Number: 92' at ISO 100 and 35mm
- Zoom Range: 24-120mm (12mm with Panel)
- Tilts from -7° to 90°
With a rated guide number of 92' at ISO 100 and 35mm, the SB-700 AF Speedlight from Nikon is a moderately compact flash unit packed with features for high-performance on-camera lighting capabilities. The flash is compatible with the i-TTL system for automatic metering with both FX- and DX-format cameras and is optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System for complete control over your lighting setup. Additionally, the auto zoom head has a coverage range of 24-120mm with FX-format cameras which can be extended down to 12mm with the use of the built-in wide-angle diffusion panel.
Complete bounce and swivel functionality is available for working in a variety of shooting situations. This allows users to tilt down to -7° and up to 90° as well as rotate left or right 180° for complete 360° coverage. Also, the SB-700 has three different illumination patterns, standard, even, and center-weighted, which help shape the light output for your specific needs. For wireless master TTL functionality, the speedlight utilizes a Commander Mode. In this mode users can access Advanced Wireless Lighting settings for controlling multiple off-camera flashes that can be set up in two groups (A, B) and one of four channels. The SB-700 also has a quick wireless control A:B ratio setting for quickly setting up and controlling multiple remote flashes.
Many other abilities are packed into this unit, including a stroboscopic repeating flash mode that can be set from 1-100 Hz. The SB-700 also has slow, Auto FP high-speed, first, and second curtain sync modes for achieving the desired creative look in your image. There are even red-eye reduction and red-eye reduction slow sync settings available. The flash itself is mounted to the camera or stand via a locking hot shoe and is powered by four AA batteries. And, depending on the type of battery used and the power setting, users can expect a recycle time of 2.5-3.5 seconds.
Included with the SB-700 AF Speedlight are a variety of useful tools and accessories. First, built into the flash alongside the wide-angle diffusion panel is a white slide-out bounce card for bouncing some light directly to the subject and creating catch lights. Also, there is a diffusion dome for softening the output of the flash and fluorescent and incandescent color correction filters for balancing the flash to ambient light. All of this, along with a stand, is packaged in the SS-700 Soft Case, designed specifically for the flash and accessories.
Nikon SB-700 Specs
|Guide Number||92' / 28.04 m at ISO 100 (35 mm Position)|
24 to 120 mm
12 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
|Angle of Coverage||18 to 60° Vertical
25 to 78° Horizontal
100 to 120° Vertical (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
110 to 130° Horizontal (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
|Auto Zoom Head||Yes|
|Bounce Head||-7 to +90°|
|Flash Duration||1/1042 to 1/40000 Second|
|Recycle Time||Approx. 2.5 to 3.5 Seconds|
|Exposure Control||Manual, Nikon i-TTL|
|Flash Modes||Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync|
|Power Range||1/1 to 1/128|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|Wireless Operation||Optical Pulse
Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)
|Internal Power||4 x AA (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)|
|External Power Pack Compatible||No|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||2.8 x 5 x 4.1" / 71 x 126 x 104.5 mm|
|Weight||12.7 oz / 360 g (without Batteries)|
|Package Weight||1.855 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.85 x 6 x 4.55"|