Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash for Nikon FX and DX SLR's

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This versatile and easy-to-use Speedlight SB-700 is compatible with Nikon FX and DX format SLRs, as well as the Nikon Creative Lighting System. Incredibly intuitive to operate, it boasts a range of advanced functions that makes the quality and direction of light simple to manage. Three illumination patterns provide total control over flash coverage and the easily accessible A:B mode enables wireless control of multiple flash units too.

Main features:

  • Versatile I-TTL (intelligent TTL) Speedlight compatible with FX and DX format SLRs, and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.
  • Multi-step power-zoom: covers a wide 24-120mm angle of view.
  • Intuitive operation: the large, easy-to-read LCD screen and conveniently placed controls make it easy to adjust settings.
  • Guide number: 25(EVEN)/28 (STD)/30 (CW) (FX-format, ISO 100, m, at 35mm). Maximum guide number: 38 (STD, FX-format, ISO 100, m, at 120mm).
  • Centre-weighted, Even and Standard illumination patterns can be selected to match the shooting situation at hand.
  • High-speed recycling time: approx. 2.5 seconds when using NiMH or alkaline batteries and approx. 3.5 seconds with lithium batteries.
  • A:B mode for quick wireless control: allows control of the light ratios of A and B group Speedlight units.
  • Firmware can be upgraded via the storage media in the attached camera.
  • Automatic thermal protection system: warns of excessive heat build up during high intensity firing and delays recycling time if necessary.
  • Automatic filter detection: Speedlight automatically adjusts the attached camera’s color temperature settings according to the color of the filter being used.
  • AF-Assist illumination: covers focal length of 24-135mm*. Compatible with Multi-CAM3500 AF sensors.

W71 x H126 x D104.5mm
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Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best flash I've owned by far I would have loved to justify the cost (and bulk) of the Nikon pro flash with even more power and strobe flash. However, this is more than powerful enough for most situations. It synchs up to 1/4000 of a second with my camera. It works like a charm off camera and combines with the pop-up flash of my D7100 to offer a wide variety of lighting options. And the camera software works a treat with this flash for varying lighting using TTL exposure settings. Very easy to setup. The bounce card and the diffuser work well on bounce flash. 10 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exellent Product Great Product, does exactly what it says on the tin! Pricing & Delivery Spot on with John Lewis! 06 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SB700 remote operation I bought this flashgun solely for use as a remote secondary unit configured within Nikon's creative lighting system (or CLS). It's used in conjunction with two other Nikon flash guns (SB900),which are all controlled from the camera (Nikon D7000). Given the current price of this unit, plus it's versatility as a stand alone flash,it makes sense to buy this over the other alternative,SB-R200,which is dearer,not as powerful and lacks the features of the SB700. 28 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb flash unit I decided on this speedlight after reading several reviews and they really didn't do this beast justice, i keep finding more and more things it can do (I'm a man i don't read manuals lol) as with the D5100 i highly recommend this speedlight, Nikon never ceases to amaze me. :) 04 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Christmas present I knew this pressie would delight my husband. I looked on several sites but it was only John Lewis that had it in stock and of course delivered within days. Thank you John Lewis you always come up trumps. P.S He loved it! 04 January 2012
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