Incredibly intuitive to operate, it boasts a range of advanced functions that make it simple to manage the quality and direction of light
Three illumination patterns provide total control over flash coverage and the easily accessible A:B mode enables wireless control of multiple flash units
With a compact body, it is the ideal piece to have at hand when you want to shoot creatively or attain more balanced images in tricky lighting situations
Intuitive operation: the large, easy-to-read LCD screen and conveniently placed controls make it easy to adjust settings
Guide number: 25(EVEN)/28 (STD)/30 (CW) (FX-format, ISO 100, m, at 35mm). Maximum guide number: 38 (STD, FX-format, ISO 100, m, at 120mm)
Centre-weighted, Even and Standard illumination patterns can be selected to match the shooting situation at hand
High-speed recycling time: approx. 2.5 seconds when using NiMH or alkaline batteries and approx. 3.5 seconds with lithium batteries
A:B mode for quick wireless control: allows control of the light ratios of A and B group Speedlight units
Firmware can be upgraded via the storage media in the attached camera
Automatic thermal protection system: warns of excessive heat build up during high intensity firing and delays recycling time if necessary
Automatic filter detection: Speedlight automatically adjusts the attached camera?s colour temperature settings according to the colour of the filter being used
AF-Assist illumination: covers focal length of 24-135mm (Performance may be limited according to lens in use). Compatible with Multi-CAM3500 AF sensors
Electronic construction: Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number (at 35 mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20 °C): 28/92 (ISO 100, m/ft.), 39/128 (ISO 200, m/ft.)
Effective flash output distance range (in i-TTL mode): 0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft. to 66 ft.) (varies depending on camera?s image area setting, illumination pattern, ISO sensitivity, zoom head position, and lens aperture in use)
Illumination pattern: There are three illumination patterns: standard, even and centre-weighted. The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
Available flash mode: i-TTL, Manual flash, Distance-priority manual flash
Other available functions: Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF, and modeling illumination
Nikon Creative Lighting System: A number of flash operations are available with compatible cameras: i-TTL mode, Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, flash color information communication, auto FP high-speed sync and AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
Multiple flash-unit photography operation: Advanced Wireless Lighting, SU-4 type wireless multiple flash-unit photography (in remote mode)
Flash exposure control set on the camera: Camera?s sync modes: slow sync, red-eye reduction slow sync, front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain slow sync Photography functions: auto FP high-speed sync, FV lock, red-eye reduction
Bounce capability: Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with clickstops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90° Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
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
Power source: Use four AA-type batteries of the same brand from any of the following types: 1.5 V alkaline AA batteries, 1.5 V lithium AA batteries, Rechargeable 1.2 V NiMH AA batteries For minimum number of flashes and recycling time of each battery
Flash-ready indicator: SB-700 is fully recycled: lights up Insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode): blinks
Flash-ready indicator (in remote mode): SB-700 is fully recycled: blinks Insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL mode or AUTO mode in SU-4 type wireless multiple flash-unit photography ): blinks
Flash duration (approx.): 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
Mounting foot lock lever: Provides secure attachment of the SB-700 to camera?s accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment
Flash compensation: -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode
Custom setting: 11 items
Other functions: Thermal cut-out, firmware update
Dimensions (W × H × D): Approx. 71 x 126 x 104.5 mm (2.8 x 5.0 x 4.1 in.)
Weight: Approx. 360 g (12.7 oz.) (Speedlight only) Approx. 450 g (15.9 oz.) (with four 1.5 V alkaline AA batteries)
Rated 1 out of
3rd dead flash after only medium-load daily use.Least reliable flash I've ever used.
I've been using this flash professionally, mainly for run-and-gun quick real estate photography. I shoot *max* 150 finished images in a day (average 50-100) for this work, spread out over a few properties per day and I rarely shoot much more frames than I use, and I'm using TTL for most images. So it's not like I'm shooting hundreds of full power pops at high speed.
And yet, I've just burned out my 3rd flash in 2 years. This last one didn't even make it a full 5 months! The previous one I sent in for repairs (good thing I bought that insurance), and it was so fried they just gave me a refund instead of fixing it.
I'm so disappointed. Nikon, step up your game!
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 4 out of
Nikon Speedlight SB700Absolutly essentail for lighting a speedlight flash although a didnt need al the bli=ng bling of the sb800 900 910 enz this is light fires great and is perfect balanced i recommend this for al users
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 1 out of
can't be repaired anymore"I bought this unit almost six years ago and have been very happy with it, until it stopped synchronizing with my camera. Brought it to Henry's for repairs, but was informed it cannot be repaired anymore as ""parts are no longer available for this model.""
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 3 out of
Make sure you carry a backup.It's a very good flash as far as exposure is concerned. The iTTL is great and much improved from earlier versions. The bad part it's not the workhorse it should be for the price. I've had in in the shop at least 4 times for failure (typical of Nikon flashes). Capacitors blowing and just plain "dead". Not sure why this keeps happening. I'm not using a high voltage pack because the units recycle time is awesome with LIONs alone. I do not like the "creative lighting" OTC setup. You need line of sight for the flash to be triggered so they are basically useless for my type of Event work. Nikon dropped the ball because they should have integrated radio triggers into this line not infrared. I recommend getting this flash because when it works, it works well. HOWEVER if you are a PRO make sure you carry at least 1-2 backups (you should be doing that anyway). I sent my flash back in a couple of weeks ago and still haven't received it back yet so I'm giving the service dept 2 stars.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of
Great flash"I've been using this flash for shooting portraits, weddings, you name it and it's always come through for me. Recently bought a second cause I liked the first one so much. Easy to use, dependable and powerful. Highly recommended."
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 1 out of
Nice speedlight, but broke soon.Purchased a refurbished SB-700 AF Speedlight. Nice speedlight. Used for just over 3 months and it broke. Battery light still showed charged, but it would not flash.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of
Great flash"I've been doing photography for a few years now but had never taken the leap and bought a flash. Now that I have, I wish I had done so sooner. This allows more creative control and is really quite easy to use. Don't wait like I did, just go and get this flash."
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of
The SB-700 Is Indestructable!I am a professional photographer in San Antonio, TX and I often use my SB-700 flash for off camera flash (OCF). About a week ago I was photographing a family next to a river and I had my flash mounted to an OCF rig and 24" x 24" softbox and sandbagged. A strong gust of wind blew the rig (despite the sandbag) into the river! I rushed over and I was too late...
I fished the rig out of the water and immediately pulled the batteries. This flash was totally waterlogged. I was so upset.. This was my 2nd flash in a year! The first flash was stolen along with ALL of my gear (contained in a bag). The LCD display looked like a little aquarium due to all of the water in it. I shook out what I could and let the flash sit by the window in the sun for a week.
Just yesterday, I figured I would give it one last try before having to buy a 3rd one. I inspected the flash for water and when there was no sign of moisture I popped the batteries in and WOW! It turned on and the flash is fully operational! I was able to photograph a marriage proposal last night and it didn't give me any issues.
I will highly recommend Nikon products to anyone I know! Your products prove to me over and over again that they are built to last and built for work. In a time where nothing lasts long you have created a line of products that stands the test of time and the abuse that photographers who work in the field put them through. I have always and will always use Nikon gear only! You have one happy customer here and I will always do what I can to bring you more business. Thanks for creating such an awesome line of kick butt products!