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Nikon SB-910 i-TTL Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash Unit

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  • Simplified GUI

  • Overheating Protection

  • Tungsten & Fluorescent Filters Included

  • Auto White Balance with Filter Use

  • FX/DX Sensor Identification

  • Guide No. 111.5' (34 m) at 35mm

  • 3 Light Distribution Patterns

  • 17-200mm Auto Zoom Range

  • Wireless Controller Commander

SKU: 19628

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$546.95

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Why an external flash?

One of the biggest questions a new SLR (single lens reflex) camera owner will inevitably ask is "why an external flash?" In many cases, a flash will be already built into the camera body, so why is it necessary to add a separate flash to your arsenal? There are many reasons for why you would want to add an external flash to your photography kit, but the biggest reason is POWER

The built-in flash on an SLR camera has relatively little power. It is really only sufficient for illuminating subjects a few feet infront of you. In addition, it only has one angle, which is straight on. With a built-in flash, all of your subjects are illuminated from a few feet away and directly at them. This type of flash photography creates strong "hot" spots (brightly lit areas) and many shadows. Essentially, it is not glamorous lighting. 

An external flash provides more power that allows you to back away from your subject instead of being only a few feet infront of them. In addition, most external flashes, like the Nikon SB-910, can swivel and tilt their flash heads to bounce the light emitted by the flash. Bounced light can fill in shadows around and behind your subjects. Essentially, an external flash like the Nikon SB-910 can produce more light that is much more glamorous for your subjects. 

Why the Nikon SB-910?

The SB-910 is Nikon's flagship external flash unit. It is compatible with all of Nikon's modern digital SLR cameras that feature a hot-shoe. The Nikon SB-910 has a high guide-number rating, which means it is powerful and can put out a lot of light. As noted above, the SB-910 flash head can also swivel and tilt to bounce the flash light. It can also take filters, some of which are included with the flash. Filters allow you to change the color temperature of light emitted by the flash. This is very important if you want to match the flash's light to the ambient light temperature of your scene, which will greatly improve your flash photography. 

A great feature of Nikon's SB-910 is its performance in Nikon's wireless flash system. The SB-910 can act as either a commander/controller or a slave when using it in a wireless flash set up. Free yourself from cables and heavy studio lighting equipment by using multiple SB-910s and/or other, compatible Nikon flashes. 

The Nikon SB-910 also features an advanced temperature monitor that will keep the flash from overheating by keeping it from firing if the flash gets too hot. Overheated flashes are bad news because the flash bulb will burnout, and then it is a costly repair.

Specifications:

  • Commander Function
    Yes

  • Remote Function
    Yes

  • Guide Number
    34 m/111.5 ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 48 m/157.5 ft. (at ISO 200, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)

  • Electronic Construction
    Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

  • Flash Exposure Control
    Distance-priority manual flash 
    i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras 
    Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)

  • Lens Coverage
    8 to 11mm (DX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed) 
    12 to 17mm (FX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed) 
    12 to 200mm (DX-format, Automatic mode) 
    17 to 200mm (FX-format, Automatic mode)

  • Illumination pattern
    The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats 
    Standard 
    Even 
    Center-weighted

  • Other Available Functions
    Test Firing 
    Monitor Pre-flashes 
    AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF 
    Modeling illuminator

  • Bounce Function (Tilt)
    Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°.

  • Bounce Function (Rotate)
    Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°

  • Minimum Recycling Time
    2.3 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH (2600 mAh) batteries 
    3.0 sec. (approx.) with Oxyride™ (1.5V) batteries 
    4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries 
    4.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries

  • Flash Duration
    1/880 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output 
    1/1100 sec. at M 1/2 output 
    1/2550 sec. at M 1/4 output 
    1/5000 sec. at M 1/8 output 
    1/10000 sec. at M 1/16 output 
    1/20000 sec. at M 1/32 output 
    1/35700 sec. at M 1/64 output 
    1/38500 sec. at M 1/128 output

  • Required Power Source
    Four 1.2V Ni-MH (AA-size) batteries 
    Four 1.5V Alkaline-manganese (AA-size) batteries 
    Four 1.5V Lithium (AA-size) batteries

  • Optional Power Supply
    SK-6 Power Bracket Unit, SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack 
    SD-8A High-Performance Battery Pack

  • Flash-ready Indicator
    Rear and Front lights blink: Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, or Distance-priority manual flash operations). 
    Rear lights up and Front blinks: recycled and ready to fire.

  • Ready Light
    Front

  • Flash Compensation
    –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash and Distance-priority manual flash modes

  • Custom Setting
    AF-Assist Illumination 
    Modeling Illuminator 
    Monitor pre-flashes 
    Test firing

  • Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time
    110/4.0 – 30 sec. (1.5V Alkaline-manganese) 
    165/2.3–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop)) 
    190/2.3–30 sec. (2600mAh Ni-MH) 
    230/4.5–120 sec. (1.5V Lithium)

  • Wireless Flash Modes
    Master 
    Master (RPT) 
    Off 
    Remote 
    SU-4

  • Wireless Communication Channels
    Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Channels

  • Wireless Groups
    Three: A, B and C

  • Other Functions
    Firmware update 
    ISO sensitivity setting 
    Key lock 
    Recalling the underexposure value in the TTL auto flash mode 
    Resetting the settings 
    Improved Thermal Cut-out

  • Dimensions
    3.1 x 5.7 x 4.4 in. (78.5 x 145 x 113 mm) (Approx.)

  • Weight (Approx. without batteries)
    14.8 oz. (420 g)

  • Supplied Accessories
    • AS-21 Speedlight Stand
    • SW-13H Nikon Diffusion Dome
    • SZ-2FL Fluorescent Filter
    • SZ-2TN Incandescent Filter
    • SS-910 Soft Case

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 19628
Warehouse Location 31B
Color Black
UPC/EAN 0018208048090
Manufacturer Part Number 4809
Condition N/A
Manufacturer Nikon
TTL System i-TTL

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