Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight
Flash for select Nikon cameras
Item #: 054SB700
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Item #: 054SB700
Your price: $329.99 Earn up to 330 Rewards points
Great camera + creative illumination = fantastic photos
Have you ever noticed that professional photographers always seem to have an add-on flash attached to their rig? That's because they know proper lighting is essential to capturing the perfect shot, and a powerful add-on flash is the way to get it. Your camera's built-in flash may not be up to the task of providing the right light in every situation. That's where Nikon's SB-700 AF Speedlight comes in. It works easily and automatically with your Nikon camera to deliver precise illumination that can greatly extend your shooting range, reveal stunning detail, and add drama to your images.
Advanced features for better shots
You can tilt and swivel the flash head to bounce light off of surrounding room surfaces for better looking portraits or group shots. The bounce flash technique gives your photos soft, even illumination, rather than the harsh, "deer-in-the-headlights" look you sometimes see when using a camera's built-in flash. The included snap-on light diffuser softens harsh shadows even more. The SB-700 also comes with attachable fluorescent and incandescent filters for shooting indoors under artificial light. Each filter automatically balances the flash's light to the existing room lighting for photos with accurate, true-to-life color. And when ambient light levels get too dim for accurate shooting, the SB-700 emits a powerful auto focus-assist beam to help you capture sharp, in-focus images.
Manual settings for "hands-on" photographers
In addition to its fully automatic operation, the SB-700 also provides custom functions including a manual mode for maximum creativity. A rotary select dial and streamlined menus let you set key flash functions quickly. And the large LCD panel on back makes reading important exposure data easy.
Compatible with multi-flash setups
The SB-700 can also act as a "master" unit in a multiple-flash system. Transmitting wireless signals, this flash can trigger additional SB-700 Speedlights or SB600 flash units mounted off-camera, for sensational lighting effects.
For use only with compatible Nikon cameras. Requires 4 "AA" batteries (not included).
The Nikon Camera Flash is a good value and has very good paper manual documentation on how to use its many features.
I received this flash last week and used it for the first time at an event that didn't have the greatest lighting. The setup wasn't too difficult even though I'm just an amateur photographer. It used 4 AA batteries. This flash responds pretty quickly compared to a lesser known brand I had before. It's got different color filters that you can place on the flash to create different lighting effects. There's also a quick guide sheet if you're the type that doesn't like reading manuals. The results turned out nice since I was taking pictures of people.
Pros: Nice flash results Easy set up
Cons: Price. I don't have much disposable cash to spend on camera equipment so this seemed a little expensive to me. I still bought it though because of good reviews and didn't want to settle for lesser known brand.
perfect flash for nikon Creative lighting system cameras
Pros: easy to use and i like the fact that it does not require a special battery.
Cons: I don't know of any
A lil bulky like most flashes, however it's a great product.
Pros: Provides Great Lighting Easy To Attach/Detach Easy To Use
Cons: A Lil Bulky (like most flashes)
This speedlight was everything it was advertised to be. It is easy to use and definitely enhances pictures. The only suggestion I have is to provide more information on the pros and cons of the batteries and their selectioin.
Pros: Easy to use.
Cons: Provide additional information regarding the batteries.
Very versatile, great product so far. CrutchField buying experience was great. Keep up the good work!
Flash is every thing you need to get off to a great start in lighting.
Pros: Head moves every direction for great bounce light
The speed light it's great. It swivels in all direction for excellent bounce flash photography. TTL mode lets you use the flash without the hassle (automatic). Buying experience excellent and shipping of product it's superb. Always looking for an excuse to buy from Crutchfield. By the way 60 day money back guaranteed and price match if within the 60 days price its lowered its unheard of in online shopping its unbeatable. Very Happy Customer!!!
Pros: TTL mode Swivel Head in all directions
excellent-as always from Nikon
Pros: solid, great value
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Fantastic speedlight! Easy to use, even for the beginner. The rotation and angles that this light has are worth every penny.
Pros: Light weight, easy to use
Cons: None so far
Solid product with outstanding performance. Fit and finish is excellent and controls are within easy reach, although finish does not match that of the camera. Battery life is great (using Enelops). Would recommend to friends and family.
Pros: Weight, fit and finish, battery life.
Cons: Finish does not match that of the camera.
Never in my wildest dreams could a flash do so much. The SB700 is a great addition to the CLS (creative lighting system) by Nikon. Use it as a slave or a master. Easily controlled by the D7000 without an expensive "remote" system. I would suggest purchasing the Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel for Camera Built-In Flashes if you do decide to use it off camera. Easy iTTL or manual modes.
Pros: Lots of control, power, Nikon brand and very easy to use
Cons: none so far
very happy with flash
I used it in a sweet sixteen and it worked superb. I took photos with practically now light and it looked like daytime. I recommend.
I've never used flash much since I do a lot of landscapes, so when I received this flash I used the little book that comes with it to set up a few test shots. They all looked great. It's extremely easy to used.
Pros: Ease of use and quality build
Probably the best user interface for a flash ever but it has a couple of annoying quirks. The first one is that you can't command a combination of iTTL and manual slaves at the same time. The switch on the left forces you to choose one or the other. Secondly, it is still a lot of clicks to activate SU-4 mode when you have the flash set to be a remote. They should have made the "manual" setting on the left choose SU-4 mode instead of making you dive into a menu.
The SB-700 is very capable and easy to use. The exposures using the diffuser or
bouncing of a wall behind the camera are dead on, and the colors look great. It
integrates with my Nikon D300 perfectly. Expensive, but a wonderful product and
worth the money.
Great Flash for my D7000 camera. Great dealer and communication and
shipping were great.
This is an excellent product......the photos taken with this flash indoors simply come to
life with vivid color. This flash works flawlessly with my D3100 Nikon. Crutchfield is an
excellent company to buy this unit from.......their prices are fair and honest and their
packaging and delivery were excellent.
Overview: The Nikon Speedlight SB-700 flash has been optimized for use with CLS-compatible (Creative Lighting System) digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras. It can also be used with i-TTL-compatible Coolpix cameras, such as the P7000 and P6000. Non-CLS-compatible cameras can use the flash with limited features.
Creative Lighting System (CLS): The SB-700 features a new Nikon Speedlight system called the Creative Lighting System (CLS). This system offers additional flash shooting possibilities with digital cameras by taking advantage of a camera's digital communication capabilities. CLS is available only when the SB-700 is used with compatible Nikon cameras with CLS. The SB-700 offers these major features:
LCD Screen: The LCD screen provides large, easy-to-read graphics and mode indicators, such as:
Controls: The Nikon SB-700 has several controls on the back panel:
Adjustable Flash Head: The flash head can be tilted from -7° to +90° and rotated horizontally 180° to the left or right, enabling bounce flash or close-up flash photography.
Flash Exposure Control: The SB-700 is compatible with numerous flash exposure controls, as set by the camera:
Batteries: The SB-700 requires 4 "AA"-sized batteries, and can use any of the following types of batteries: Alkaline (1.5V), Lithium (1.5V), and Ni-MH (rechargeable, 1.2V).
Standby Function: If the SB-700 and camera are not being used, the standby function will automatically activate after a set amount of time, switching the SB-700 to standby mode to conserve battery power. You can set the standby function to Auto (standby activates when the camera's exposure meter is turned off), 40 seconds, or function canceled.
Built-in Accessories: The flash has a built-in wide panel and bounce card that are stored above the flash panel. When taking close-up photographs, the wide panel covers the flash panel to diffuse the light to prevent overexposure. The white bounce card is used with 90° bounce flash to make a portrait subject's eyes look more vibrant by reflecting the light in them.
Supplied Accessories: Included with the SB-700 are the following accessories:
Minimum Number of Flashes and Recycling Times:
|Batteries||Minimum Recycling Time||Minimum Number of Flashes/Recycling Time|
|Alkaline (1.5V)||2.5 seconds||160 / 2.5-30 sec|
|Evolta (1.5V)||2.5 seconds||230 / 2.5-30 sec|
|Lithium (1.5V)||3.5 seconds||330 / 3.5-30 sec|
|Ni-MH (2600 mAh)||2.5 seconds||260 / 2.5-30 sec|
|Ni-MH (eneloop)||2.5 seconds||230 / 2.5-30 sec|
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Good price and good reviews [ Michael Dec 17, 2015 ]
wirelessly commands three groups of Speedlight flash units
thermal stress slows flash rate rather than cutting off unit
upgraded user interface
illuminated menu buttons for low-light convenience