Nikon Speedlight SB-500

Nikon Speedlight SB-500
Brand: Nikon
Product Code: Nikon Speedlight SB-500
Availability: Out Of Stock
Price: NZD$599.00
Electronic construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number
(23 °C/73.4 °F)
24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft)
Angle of illumination Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)
Effective flash output distance range in i-TTL flash control 0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 65.6 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity and lens aperture
Flash control modes
  • i-TTL flash control
  • Manual flash control
Other available functions Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, modeling flash
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) A number of flash operations are available with compatible cameras: i-TTL flash control, Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling flash, FV lock, Flash (LED Light) Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync
Compatible cameras
  • Nikon digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras (except D1 series and D100)
  • Nikon film SLR camera F6
  • COOLPIX cameras compatible with CLS (A, P7800, P7700, P7100, P7000, P6000)
  • COOLPIX cameras compatible with i-TTL flash control
Multiple flash-unit photography operation Advanced Wireless Lighting (commander mode/remote mode)
Bounce capability
  • Flash head tilts up to 90° from 0° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75° and 90°
  • Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Flash duration (approx.) 1/1100 sec. at full power
LED light maximum output level Approx. 100 lx at 1 m (3.2 ft), high power
LED light angle of illumination Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)
Power ON/OFF Power switch
Power source Use 2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
  • 1.5 V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
  • 1.2 V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
For minimum number of flashes, recycling time and duration of continuous LED light emission for each battery type, see the user's manual
Flash-ready indicator Fully recycled: lights up
Warning indication: flashes slowly
Mounting foot lock lever Provides secure attachment of the SB-500 to camera’s accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment
Other functions Thermal cut-out, firmware update
Cameras compatible with firmware updates
  • Nikon digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras compatible with CLS (except D2 series, D200, D80, D70 series, D60, D50, D40 series)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 67 × 114.5 × 70.8 mm (2.7 × 4.6 × 2.8 in.)
Weight Approx. 273 g (9.7 oz), including 2 AA-size alkaline batteries 
Approx. 226 g (8 oz), body only
Accessories supplied Speedlight Stand AS-23, Soft Case SS-DC2

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