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Nikon 4814
SB-500 AF Speedlight Flash

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The Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight is a compact and lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light that gives you total control of the light around you.
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The Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight is a compact and lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light that gives you total control of the light around you. The SB-500 is a great fit, 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.

The SB-500 AF Speedlight has simple controls and operates on two AA batteries, yet offers the performance of an advanced Speedlight. It 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° left and right and tilts 90° 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.

The SB-500 AF Speedlight is also a versatile video light that is 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 color information (along with that of the flash) to the camera for optimal white balance.

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 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.

Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight Includes:

  • SB-500 AF Speedlight
  • SS-DC2 Soft Case
  • AS-23 Speedlight Stand

Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight Specifications:

  • Commander Function: Yes
  • Remote Function: Yes
  • Guide Number: 78.7ft (24m)(at ISO100)
  • Electronic Construction: Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
  • Flash Exposure Control: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
  • Lens Coverage: 24 mm lens (FX format) or 16 mm lens (DX format)
  • Other Available Functions:
    • Test Firing
    • Monitor Pre-flashes
    • Modeling flash (LED)
  • Bounce Function (Tilt): Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 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
    • 3.5 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH batteries
    • 4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
  • Flash Duration: 1/1100 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
  • Required Power Source:
    • 2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
      • 1.5V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
      • 1.2V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
  • Flash-ready Indicator:
    • Fully recycled: lights up
    • Warning indication: flashes slowly
  • Ready Light: Back
  • Flash Compensation: Available via camera settings
  • Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time:
    • 100/4.0-30 sec. (Alkaline-manganese batteries)
    • 140/3.5-30 sec. (Ni-MH batteries)
  • Wireless Flash Modes: Commander /Remote
  • Wireless Communication Channels: 4 channels for Commander mode; 1 channel for Remote mode
  • Wireless Groups:
    • Two: A, B
  • Other Functions:
    • Firmware update
    • Thermal cut-out
    • LED light with three level brighness for close-up photography, modeling light or recording movies - maximum output: approx. 100 lx at 1 m (3.3 ft.), high power
  • Dimensions: 2.6" x 4.5" x 2.8" (67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm) (Approx.)
  • Weight (Approx. without batteries): 8 oz. (226 g)

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