High performance TTL compatible flash with a guide number of 60. Combined with a compatible camera, the flash can easily perform various types of flash operations, such as TTL auto flash and wireless multiple flash.
Three types of illumination patterns (standard, centre-weighted and even) are available to match different shooting preferences
Power zoom function automatically adjusts the zoom position to match the lens focal length from 18mm to 180mm. When the built-in wide-flash adapter is used or the diffuser is attached, the zoom position is automatically set to match a wide-angle lens with a much shorter focal length.
Bounce flash or close-up flash photography can be easily performed.
Custom functions are provided to allow for various settings.
Monitor pre-flashes are fired at all times. The light form the flash correctly exposes the subject and the exposure is less affected by ambient light.
Auto High-Speed Sync:
High-Speed flash synchronization at a compatible camera's highest shutter speed is possible. This is useful when you want to use a wider aperture to achieve shallow depth of field to blur the background.
Exposure lock sets the amount of flash exposure for the subject. Using this with compatible cameras, you can lock in the appropriate flash exposure for the main subject. This flash exposure is locked in, even if you change the aperture or composition, or zoom the lens in and out.
Advanced Wireless Flash:
With its advanced wireless flash capabilities, wireless operation of multiple flashes in the TTL mode can be accomplished with compatible digital SLRs. In this mode, you can divide the remote flash units into three groups and control the flash output independently for each group, expanding your range of creative multiple-flash shooting techniques.
In autofocus operation, the flash emits AF-Assist illumination, which matches the wider AF area of compatible camera. With cameras supporting this function, autofocus photography in dim lighting is possible even when the camera's focus point (focus area) is changed.
Flash shooting distance range: 0.6m to 16m (2 to 53 ft.) will vary depending on camera's image area setting, ISO sensitivity, zoom position, and lens aperture in use)
Other available functions: Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, AF-assist illuminator, and modelling illuminator
W700HS Creative Lighting System: A variety of flash operations are available with compatible cameras: TTL mode, Advanced wireless flash, exposure lock flash, flash colour information communication, Auto High-Speed sync, and wid-area AF-assist illuminator
Multiple flash operation: Advanced Wireless Flash
Flash exposure control set on the camera: Auto High-Speed Sync mode, Slow sync, Front curtain sync, Rear curtain sync
Bounce capability: Flash head tilts down to -7 degrees up to 90 degrees with click-stops at -7, 0, 45, 60, 75, 90 degrees. Flash head rotates horizontally 180 degrees to the left and right with click stops at 0, 30, 60, 75, 90, 120, 150, 180 degrees.
Power ON/OFF: Rotate the Power ON-OFF switch to turn the W700HS on or off. Standby function can be set.
Power source: Use four AA-type batteries of any of the following types: Alkaline manganese (1.5v), Lithium (1.5V), Oxyride (1.5V), Ni-MH (1.2V) batteries
Mounting foot lock lever: Provides secure attachment of flash to camera's accessory shoe using locking plate and mount pin to prevent accidental detachment
Flash output level compensation: -3.0 to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in the TTL auto flash
Rated 5 out of
Amazing"I picked this flash up a few weeks ago and I love it. After I bought one I sold both my Nikon SB-700 and SB-800 to buy two more. I did a side by side comparison between the three flashes and the W700 was almost twice as bright and the recycle times were in favour of the W700. Although I haven't done a side by side comparison with the SB-910 I can imagine the W700 would give it a run for it's money.
One of the features that the W700 has that the Nikon flashes are missing is a battery life indicator. If you're like me and you're using off camera trigger's its important to know what the battery life is at any given moment. If your flash isn't firing due to dead batteries this makes it very easy to figure out if it's the flash batteries or trigger batteries.
All around great flash and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality flash at a more affordable price."