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 5 out of
Love it.This flash is great. Thinking of getting an SB-910 then just take a look at the performance you get out of the SB-700. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the 910 has but it has all the ones you will use. And more importantly it will not shut down from extended use like the 900 or 910 (super annoying at weddings and responsable for the missing of many 'moments'). For a wedding or studio/portrait photographer this flash is perfect. I just wish that the diffuser didnt come off so easily (lost mine while shooting a convention within the first hour of use).
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of
Perfect Flash"The SB-700 (which took over for the SB600) is an amazing flash to add your camera bag. Its tilt and rotate flash head (bounce), allows you to change your level of bounce for any occasion or shot. On flash adjustments are simple, and quick to make. The backlit LCD screen makes low light/night flash adjustments a breeze. Even after years of use, if you decide to upgrade to a larger (sized or optioned) flash, then the sb700 can be used as a slave flash to the sb900/910's wireless flash trigger.
Great flash with endless possibilities."
Date published: 2012-03-31
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 5 out of
Amazing FlashThis flash is the absolute best flash on the market. It has so many great features and is so powerful it will make all of your photos look great. All of the controls are in perfect places and its very easy to use. If you invest in a flash get the SB-700. I promise you won't be dissapointed.
Date published: 2011-11-16
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
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 5 out of
"Excellent, even ""supoib""""I literally just opened this flash last night and had so much fun with it that I fell asleep right after. So I'm writing this early the next morning! Easy setup, smooth mounting. I haven't read up on how to use this but, as I mentioned I just opened it and started using, I found it easy to get through and understand all the primary things you want to look at are at the front and anything, which makes things less tedious. It gives good light even when the subject is a bit of a distance away. I like it's adjustability- I can move the head in practically every direction. There are several options and functions on this flash to take advantage of (I'm really excited to get cracking at them!). I used the flash on my camera's mount but also off via an extendable cord, just to increase my range of possibilities. You could go for pocket wizards or the like if you want a cordless external ability. I don't have studio flashes or anything, this is my first and only flash and it's great! (My solution to low light family photos!) If you can use this to it's potential you'll go a long way :]
FYI: The photos I took with this Nikon SB-700 speedlite last night were/are awesome!"