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Nikon SB-N7 Speedlight

Versatile flash unit for Nikon 1 V1 and V2 cameras (White)

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The Nikon SB-N7 Speedlight flash is a photographic vocabulary builder. What do we mean by that? Well, while the Nikon 1 V1 and V2 have powerful low-light performance, there are situations where any camera could benefit from some light "shaping." Your artistic choices will expand when you put this little workhorse onto the camera's accessory port. It has an expanded tilt range — 120° vertically, from straight-out horizontal to aiming at the wall behind you. And it also has a built-in wide panel that will expand your fill-light coverage from side to side. Diffused, supportive light like this can make the difference between a shot that feels flat and a shot that jumps from the screen or the page.

The Nikon SB-N7 is powered by readily available "AAA" batteries. And as you'd expect, the SB-N5 communicates seamlessly with your camera's electronics to adjust itself for the perfect exposure.

Product Highlights:

  • optimized for Nikon V1 and V2 cameras
  • available in black and white
  • i-TTL (intelligent through-the-lens) flash exposure control
  • manual setting
  • multiple-position tilt/pan flash head (tilts up from horizontal to 60, 75, 90 and 120 degrees)
  • built-in wide panel expands coverage to the sides
  • approximate guide number at ISO 100: 18m/59ft. (with wide panel 10m/33ft.)
  • 2-5/16"W x 2-13/16"H x 2-5/16"D
  • weight: approx. 3.2 oz.
  • soft carry case included
  • mounting foot cover included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • SB-N7 Speedlight flash unit for Nikon 1 cameras (white)
  • Wide-flash adapter
  • Mounting foot cover (installed)
  • Cloth carrying pouch
  • User's Manual
  • For Your Safety brochure
  • Warranty Programs sheet

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Overview: The Nikon Speedlight SB-N7 is an external flash unit designed to be used with the Nikon 1 interchangeable lens digital cameras with a multi-accessory port, including the Nikon V1 and V2 models. It can be used as i-TTL auto flash or manual flash.

Power Requirements: The SB-N7 is powered by two "AAA" batteries (not included). You can use Alkaline or Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. With Alkaline batteries, the flash has a recycling time of 4 to 30 seconds, and 70 or more uses. Ni-MH batteries are good for 110 or more uses with a recycling time of 3.5 to 30 seconds.

Bounce Flash: The flash head tilts up to 120° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°, and 120°.

Wide-Flash Adapter: The SB-N7 comes with a clear plastic wide-flash adapter, which increases the angle of illumination. With the adapter in place, the flash covers the field of view of a 6.7mm lens. When not in use, the adapter can be stored on the flash head below the flash window.

Flash Exposure Control: The SB-N7 can operate in the following modes using camera controls: Fill Flash (Front-curtain Sync), Front-curtain Slow-sync, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain Slow-sync, and Flash compensation.

Specifications: The Speedlight SB-N7 has the following specifications:

  • Electronic Construction: Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
  • Guide Number: 18m/59ft (ISO 100), 10m/33 ft with wide panel (ISO 100)
  • Effective Flash Range (i-TTL): 2' to 66' (varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture
  • Flash Duration: 1/1400 sec at full power
  • Dimensions: Width=2.257", Height=2.276" (0°) 3.45" (90°), Depth=2.3125" (0°) 1.625" (90°), Weight=4.2 ounces with batteries and wide-flash adapter

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