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Web Code: 013NIK039  •  Mfr Code: 4814
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  • i-TTL Flash
  • Guide Number: 24m/78.7ft.
  • Commander Function
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  • i-TTL Flash
  • Guide Number: 24m/78.7ft.
  • Commander Function
  • Built-in High-intensity LED Light
  • Compact, lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light that gives you total control of the light around you
  • Whether you're looking for extra illumination during HD video recording, a wireless off-camera flash to use along with your camera's built-in commander mode, another Nikon Speedlight like the SB-700 or SB-910 or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander or just an advanced and versatile - yet simple to use - Nikon Speedlight, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is a bright idea
  • Compact, lightweight and multifunctional:
  • The SB-500 AF Speedlight has simple controls - just a few buttons - and it operates on two AA batteries; yet, it offers the performance of an advanced Speedlight
  • Its powerful and has wide coverage with a guide number of 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft) with 24mm coverage in FX-format and 16mm coverage in DX-format
  • Its head rotates 180 degrees left and right and tilts 90 degrees upward allowing you to bounce light off nearby surfaces to soften the light and shadows, creating more flattering portraits
  • If your camera has a Commander Mode, it can even be used wirelessly off-camera along with your camera's built-in flash for greater illumination power from interesting angles
  • High-performance LED for video recording:
  • SB-500 AF Speedlight is also a versatile video light especially well suited for recording interviews up close
  • It has a built-in high-intensity LED light (approx. 100 lux) that provides steady, uniform daylight-balanced illumination
  • It can be used at three output levels - quarter, half or full power - making it practical for low-light video shooting and close up still photography
  • And when used with the D810 or D750, the SB-500 AF Speedlight communicates LED colour information (along with that of the flash) to the camera for optimal white balance
  • Nikon i-TTL technology:
  • Nikon's i-TTL technology (intelligent Through-The-Lens) tailors the characteristics of the flash to each shot you take, so you get optimal results every time
  • With that intelligence and more illumination power than a camera's pop-up flash, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is excellent as a fill-light outdoors (brightening shadowy areas on your subject) or for soft bounce lighting indoors
  • Use it off-camera wirelessly as a second flash controlled by either your camera's built-in flash (if your camera has a Commander Mode), another Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander
  • If you're using D810 or D750 in Commander Mode, the SB-500 AF Speedlight will also work as a master flash in Advanced Wireless Lighting
  • Included:
  • SB-500 AF Speedlight
  • SS-DC2 Soft Case
  • AS-23 Speedlight Stand


Flash Type: External Flash Unit
Flash Mount: Shoe, Wireless
Guide No. (Feet/Metres): 24m/78.7ft. (at ISO 100)
Exposure Control: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Bounce Head: Up to 90 degrees
Swivel Head: 180 degrees horizontally
Coverage: 24 mm lens (FX format) or 16 mm lens (DX format)
Compensation: Available via camera settings
Recycle Time: 100/4.0-30 sec. (Alkaline-manganese batteries) ; 140/3.5-30 sec. (Ni-MH batteries)
Flash Duration: 1/1100 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
Wireless Communication Channels: 4 channels for Commander mode; 1 channel for Remote mode
Wireless Groups: Two: A, B
Flash Ready Indicator: Fully recycled: lights up; Warning indication: flashes slowly
LEDs: Modeling flash
Power Source: 2 x 1.5V LR6 (AA) alkaline batteries or 2 x 1.2V HR6 (AA) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD): 67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm
Weight: 226 g

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