Portable Speedlight flash unit for Nikon DSLRs and select Coolpix cameras
Item #: 054SB910
Your price: $549.99 Earn up to 550 Rewards points
Our experts help you pick the ideal gear for your needs.Meet our advisors
Free tech support for the life of your gear.Read about our one-on-one expert help
You may return items that are complete and like new for any reason within 60 days.See the details of our return policy
Earn one point for every dollar you spend and use those points to save on future purchases.Get full details on Crutchfield Rewards
Our customers have trusted us with their business, and they’ve helped us win awards for our service.Check out our most recent awards
The manufacturer’s warranty always applies.See more details
Item #: 054SB910
Your price: $549.99 Earn up to 550 Rewards points
Whether you find yourself in the field or in the studio, the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight flash unit has both the flexibility and the power to add artistry to every shot. This is Nikon's flagship portable flash unit, and it shows why as soon as you take it out of its carrying case.
Controllable via the i-TTL (intelligent through-the-lens) interface on compatible Nikon cameras, the SB-910 syncs with your camera as a wireless remote unit or through a hot-shoe. It works in conjunction with your camera's electronic processor to deliver the precise amount of light you need, with the pattern you need, at precisely the moment it's required.
Additionally, it can function as a wireless commander, signaling three discrete groups of Speedlights, each with as many flash units as you want, to fire precisely on cue. Four wireless comminication channels eliminate the chance for interference. The deep control menu allows you to configure the SB-910 as the heartbeat of your synchronized lighting system.
This unit is well-populated with thoughtful features. The control buttons on the rear are illuminated for easy manipulation in low light. In the event of thermal overload, the SB-910 slows its shooting rate rather than tripping itself off to recuperate. And dedicated, hard color-correction filters help you to match fluorescent and incandescent light sources when shooting with cameras set in automatic white balance mode.
This flash unit doesn't just shape and manage light in your images it manages time. You can freeze the moment a droplet hits a pool of water, or catch a hummingbird at your feeder on its wing's downstroke.
So far so good, what can you say Nikon always blows you away!
Pros: amazing speed and versatility
Cons: If i didnt get this with points Id have to say its kinda pricey
This is the best hotshot flash you can get if you own a Nikon. Nikon is well known for its Creative Lighting System (CLS) and this flash is the top of the line. I usually try to use my flash off camera, wirelessly controlled by the camera. If you don't have that opportunity I will use this with a flash modifier like a flash bender. The results are very appealing.
Pros: Strong flash capabilities. Wide coverage area. Many features including Nikon's CLS.
Cons: A little pricey.
Powerful, easy to use flash.
Pros: This is a great upgrade to my SB-800 and much easier to navigate thru the set-up menus.
Cons: Eats batteries
This is my first brand new flash and boy am I impressed. I've always bought used.
Everything about this flash is top notch. I have been using it and one purchased a year before without any heating problems or any other problems. Buying from Crutchfield beats all others.
Pros: Works when you need it to.
Cons: None that I came across.
The staff was helpful. The product was in stock. The price was, well, the same as everywhere else. And the flash worked flawlessly. Then again, it's a Nikon -- it's expected to work right.
Pros: Shortly after the purchase, I shot around 1,000 frames during 3 days at a technology convention without a hitch -- or a wrongly-exposed photo. Turning the camera off - but not the flash - automatically put the flash unit in standby mode, saving battery life.
Cons: Price - but that is to be expected with a top-of-the-line Nikon anything.
Great for low lighting situations such as indoors at church.
Pros: Gives great options in applying lights to shot by including several covers.
Cons: Runs thru batteries quickly. Keep extra on hand for the day shooting.
Worth every penny.
I bought the SB-910 to replace one of my SB-800s which was getting a little age on it. Actually sold the SB-800 for $20.00 less than I payed for it. The 910 beats the 800 hands down for versatility (ease of use, menu navigation, higher zoom range, and just general handling). Does not have the overheating/shutdown problem suffered by the 900. The SB-910 can certainly deliver in the power department and in combination with my remaining SB-800 and SB-700 speedlights, they make for some stellar results using a SU-800 to trigger the units.
Pros: Very good menu setup Excellent external controls Informative information display
Cons: None noted.
If you use light modifiers in your photography, such as Gary Fong Lightsphere or shoot wide angle (> 24mm) then this is the flash for you. This is the most powerful of all Nikon's flash offerings and delivers a lot of performance, in both the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) as well as additional flash output and recycle time. The size of the SB-910 is both a blessing and a curse. The SB-910 is taller than the SB-700 putting the light source even higher above the lens, resulting in additional Red-Eye reduction for direct flash. The SB-910 is not very good for travel as most smaller bags barely fit the SB-700, the SB-910 (when straight is 7-1/2" x 3-1/8" x 2-1/2") is considerably larger making it tough to find a travel bag with quick access to the flash. The SB-910 has adopted the use of the colored filters that the SB-700 had instead of the gels of the SB-900 which is a big deal since the camera now understands what filter is on the flash and adjusts the white balance accordingly. The drawback to this flash is it consumes batteries must quicker than my SB-700, so an additional set of batteries is important.
Pros: Powerful, Size
Cons: Battery Consumption, Size
Overview: The Nikon Speedlight SB-910 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 P7100, P7000, and P6000. Non-CLS-compatible cameras can use the flash with limited features. The flash unit comes with a soft zippered storage case.
Creative Lighting System (CLS): Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers additional flash shooting possibilities with digital cameras by taking advantage of a camera's digital communication capabilities. Some CLS features available on the SB-910 include switching illumination patterns, multi-area AF-assist illuminator, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, image area selection, flash value lock, flash color information communications, auto FP high-speed sync, advanced wireless lighting, and firmware update capability. CLS is available only when the SB-910 is used with compatible Nikon cameras with CLS.
LCD Screen: The LCD screen provides large, easy-to-read graphics and mode indicators, such as Flash Mode, ISO sensitivity, Effective flash output distance range, DX or FX format, zoom head position, aperture f-number, functions assigned to function buttons, and in indication that the flash is connected to a CLS-compatible camera.
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.
Function Buttons: The SB-910 has three function buttons that allow you to assign a function or setting for each. The buttons are located just below the LCD screen, with an icon for the assigned function for each displayed on the screen.
Flash Exposure Control: The SB-910 is compatible with numerous flash exposure controls, as set by the camera:
Batteries: The SB-910 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-910 and camera are not being used, the standby function will automatically activate after a set amount of time, switching the SB-910 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, 80 seconds, 160 seconds, 300 seconds, or function canceled.
Repeating Flash Mode: The SB-910's repeating flash mode fires repeatedly during a single exposure, creating stroboscopic multiple exposure effects.
Light Distribution Patterns: Typical flash photography illuminates the center of the image more than the edges. You can choose from three types of illumination patterns with different light falloff at the edges: Standard, Even, or Center-weighted.
Power Zoom Function: The SB-910 automatically adjusts the zoom head position to match the lens focal length.
Multiple Flash Units: The SB-910 can not only operate as a hot shoe-mounted Speedlight, but can also function as a master or remote unit within a wireless multi-flash setup. There are up to four channel options and up to three remote groups for configuring the SB-910 or other Speedlights like the SB-900, SB-700, or SB-R200.
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-910 are the following accessories:
Minimum Number of Flashes and Recycling Times:
|Batteries||Minimum Recycling Time||Minimum Number of Flashes/Recycling Time|
|Alkaline (1.5V)||4.0 seconds||110 / 4.0-30 sec|
|Lithium (1.5V)||4.5 seconds||230 / 4.5-120 sec|
|Ni-MH (2600 mAh)||2.3 seconds||190 / 2.3-30 sec|
|Ni-MH (eneloop)||2.3 seconds||165 / 2.3-30 sec|
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Customer reviews and ratings. [ ROMULO Dec 12, 2015 ]
Based on positive product reviews and Crutchfield's reputation. [ JOHN P Dec 08, 2015 ]