Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Flashgun is a versatile and easy to use flashgun that it compatible with Nikon FX and DX format SLRs and the Nikon Creative Lighting System. The SB-5000 speedlight is equipped with a radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting function and is also equipped with a cooling system that enables more than 100 continuous full-power flashes. Radio control makes wireless multiple flash photography easier in situations where conventional optical control is difficult, such as when remote flash units are positioned behind objects or at greater distances, or when ambient lighting is very bright.
The SB-5000 is equipped with a cooling system that cools the flash head. The cooling system has been significantly improved, keeping the flash panel from overheating and enabling more than 100 continuous flashes. As the cooling system keeps the Speedlight from overheating, professional and advanced amateur photographers can enjoy more comfortable and active flash photography. The SB-5000 AF Speedlight Flashgun is fully compatible with Nikon's i-TTL automatic exposure system found in a majority of their cameras for fast, accurate operation. Along with this, the radio control implemented in the SB-5000 requires a compatible DSLR using the WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller in order to fully realize the power of the system. This enables the camera and flash to wirelessly control up to 6 groups of flashes from up to 98' away without requiring any line of sight.
It is designed for photographers who rely on portable lighting, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight is smaller and easier to use. It has a smaller footprint and provides streamlined access to frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value. Like a DSLR camera, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight has an “Info” button for quick access to settings. It is providing a wide ranging zoom head of 24-200mm which can be extended down to 14mm with use of the built-in diffusion panel. The head will also tilt from -7 to +90° and rotate left and right 180° for complete bounce capabilities.
Features: Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Flashgun
Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting when used with a D5 or D500 DSLR equipped with WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller and WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter.
Compatible with Nikon FX and DX format SLRs, and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.
Radio triggering range of 98' with no line-of-sight requirement and with control over 6 groups of flashes.
Shoe-mount flash cooling system with a heat-shedding design enables over 100 bursts at full output without overheating.
Guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm or 180' at ISO 100 and 200mm.
Coverage of 14-24mm in FX when using built-in wide-angle diffusion panel.
Manual power output from 1/1 to 1/256.
Light distribution angle is automatically adjustable to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats with standard, even, and center-weighted options.
Wireless Commander TTL capabilities with both optical and radio trigger options.
Commander Mode to set up optical wireless flashes in 3 groups and in one of 4 channels.
Control and mix optical and radio flashes.
Backlit rear LCD panel.
Customize settings with Unified Flash Control and a personal computer with version 2.23 or later of Nikon's Camera Control.
Pro 2 software installed.
Flash head tilts with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45 °, 60°, 75°, and 90°.
Flash head rotates left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°.
Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Info button for fast access to commonly adjusted settings.
Works with SK-6 Power Bracket Unit and SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack.
Flash-ready indicator lights.
Flash duration of 1/980 to 1/30,820 second depending on output setting.
AF-assist light, modelling illuminator, monitor pre-flashes, and test firing settings.
Automatic colour filter detection for adjusting the camera's colour temperature settings.
Firmware can be updated through camera.
Specifications: Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Flashgun
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, modelling 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
Colour filter: External filter, auto detection available
Power source: Four AA-size batteries (alkaline-manganese or rechargeable Ni-MH), SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack - (Not included)
Dimensions (W×H×D): Approx. 73×137×103.5 mm
Weight: Approx. 420 g (body only)
Kit Contents Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Flashgun Instruction / User Manual
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