- Brilliant bit of kit, easy to use!
Published on: 29 March 2017
Fast, reliable, and versatile, the SB-5000 offers unparalleled lighting performance in the field and the studio. Radio signals allow working distances of 30 m and enable complex on- and off-camera setups: now you can work in any environment in which the line of sight is obstructed or an optical signal might be weakened by bright sunlight. The new onboard cooling system allows more than 100 rapid-fire shots to be captured with the flash operating at full power. And for photographers who can’t lose a moment when the story breaks, the light, compact SB-5000 features uncluttered controls for intuitive operation.
Engineered to meet the demands of professionals in the field or in the studio, the SB-5000 is an i-TTL Speedlight compatible with FX and DX-format D-SLRs. This Speedlight operates as a hot shoe mounted flash unit, wireless commander or remote unit and is part of the Nikon Creative Lighting System. This is the first Nikon Speedlight to offer wireless radio control, which removes the need for a direct line of sight between the master and the slave and increases reliability when shooting in bright sunlight. For rapid-fire situations, Nikon’s new built-in cooling system increases the number of consecutive firings and eliminates unnecessary cut offs. Other features include a guide number of 34.5, and a wide FX-format zoom range of 24-200mm (14mm with wide panel). Streamlined controls and menus ensure smooth operation while the compact, lightweight design provide comfortable on-camera use. Three illumination patterns offer total control over flash coverage for specific shooting environments. The built-in wide panel and bounce card, plus the supplied diffuser dome, combine with Nikon’s optional colour filters to extend your creative options further.
Guide number (ISO 100, m/ft): 34.5/113 (at 35 mm)/55/180 (at 200 mm), in FX format, standard illumination pattern
Output: 1/1 to 1/256 (in 1/3 steps, manual mode)
Zoom head position: Covers angle of view of 24 to 200 mm lens, 14 mm with wide panel (in FX format, standard illumination pattern)
Flash mode: i-TTL, Auto aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash, Distance-priority manual flash, Manual flash, Repeating flash
Other functions: Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF, modeling illumination
Shooting functions (set on the camera): Auto FP high-speed sync, FV lock, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear-curtain sync, Exposure compensation
Bounce capability: Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90°, rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right
Number of flashes: 150 or more (alkaline batteries)/190 or more (rechargeable Ni-MH batteries)
Minimum recycling time: Approx. 2.6 s (alkaline batteries)/approx. 1.8 s (rechargeable Ni-MH batteries)
AF-assist illumination: Covers 24 to 135 mm focal-length range
Multiple flash photography functions: Advanced Wireless Lighting (Radio-controlled AWL [master + 6 groups]/optically controlled AWL [master + 3 groups]), wireless multiple flash with direct remote control (remote mode)
Unified Flash Control: Compatible
Color filter: External filter, auto detection available
Power source: Four AA-size batteries (alkaline-manganese or rechargeable Ni-MH), SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
Dimensions (W×H×D): Approx. 73×137×103.5 mm
Weight: Approx. 420 g (body only)
Supplied accessories: AS-22 Speedlight Stand, SW-15H Nikon Diffusion Dome, SZ-4FL Fluorescent Filter, SZ-4TN Incandescent Filter, SS-5000 Soft Case, Accessory Pouch
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