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Powerful, compact and portable i-TTL Speedlight unit optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).

Operates a stand-alone Speedlight, wireless Speedlight Commander or wireless remote unit .

Control as many as 3 remote groups (A, B and C) with the SB-800's wireless Commander mode without leaving the camera position.

Flash Value Lock provides a fixed flash output for more consistent flash output.

Flash color information is provided for more accurate flash control.

Built-in flash compensation: plus or minus 3EV in 1/3rd step increments.

Nikon's most advanced Speedlight with a guide number of 184 feet (at ISO 100 at 105mm zoom-head position).

Advanced wireless control provides fully automatic and independent control of an unlimited number of SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 and SB-R200 Speedlights.

Four channel options for wireless operation prevents triggering of other Nikon CLS compatible Speedlights when working in competitive environments.

Built-in Wide-area AF (autofocus) illuminator, compatible with every AF NIKKOR lens and all CLS compatible Nikon cameras.

Auto FP High-speed sync for working with higher shutter speeds offering greater depth of field control.

Bounce and swivel flash head control for more creative flash techniques and lighting effects.

SB-800 AF Speedlight 4.6 5 15 15
Great Flash in small package. speedlight, never misfire. I used flash sb800, for more than 9 years, work same as knew. November 25, 2013
Kudos to you if you Still Have this Relic This baby has a little button in tha back tha triggers tha preview light. I love this feature because it keys the people that your about to take a picture. It is not found on any other flash. I wish they add it back. Solid flash. Great size. I use it more than my sb 910 November 19, 2013
The real deal...Me and my NIKONS The unit is spectacular. I use it with my D-800, D-700 and my D3x. The output is absolutely consistant 100% of the time, the quality of the light is pure white, rendering ALL skin tones perfectly and all colors faithfully. The power of this unit is amazing. I am a working professional and I wouldn't use any other product at any price. This is a flash unit done right! April 26, 2013
Perfection of Light I have owned this flash for 6 years... Never once has it let me down, only given flash after flash in literally every shooting situation. From weddings , indoor sports, fill flash, flash for 300m.p.h. race cars, backlighting objects, portraits... recently I shot a personal trainer and his helper in shaded outdoor area for 200 plus shots all with flash within a 1/2 hour...after 6 six years of 120 degrees in desert and 10 below zero in mountains, as with all my Nikon products my SB800 continues to amaze... June 3, 2012
Great Flash That Does Not Disappoint I own two of these flashes. I use them all the time. It does exactly what I expect under all conditions. I can take pictures that I was never able to before owning this outstanding flash. Fill-flash outdoors especially during sun back-lighting conditions is fantastic. My only ding that I would give it is that the UI does not have perfect usability. I am able to figure out how to do everything I need to using the excellent manual, but the design could be better. Great, great flash. I am very satisfied! December 8, 2011
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I can't get my SB-800 to work with my new Nikon D700... Is there a special setting I need to use?
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I've been using my SB-800 with my D-700 for several years now with no problems.
Are you saying that you have never had it work with your camera? Strange???
When you put it on your camera it should fire without you doing anything special.
oh, don't forget to put batteries in it.
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SB 800 is not compatible with your D700
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Is the SB-800 speedlight compatble with the D90?

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Yes, the D90 is compatible with the SB-800.
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Is a sb800 flash compatible with a D3000 body?

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Yes. The SB800 and D3000 both support the Nikon CLS (Creative Lighting System).
Please review the manuals for both to determine all the functions supported as CLS covers a lot of ground.
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Per the Nikon D3000 brochure on page 9 the SB-800 is compatible. See below:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Digital-SLR/2010/25462-Nikon-D3000/PDF/25462_D3000_brochure.pdf

• TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available
with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash is available when matrix
or center-weighted metering is selected)
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
• Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
• Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800

The SB-800 was discontinued around late 2008 and the Nikon D300o was introduced July 30, 2009. That could be the reason some of the D3000 documentation does not show the SB-800 as being compatible. Instead Nikon recommended the speed lights that were in production.

Good luck and enjoy the SB-800.
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UNDEREXPOSED IN VERTICAL POSITION

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Remember the flash is reacting to what your camera is reading,
therefore, if reading an image or scene, and the flash is pointing straight up, it will
not reach your subject as if it were pointing at the subject , either on camera or off camera.
You will need to compensate for the fact it is not directly pointing at your subject or yes it will be underexposed, even if using as "bounce" flash you will need a little compensation.
I am no pro when using flash as to compensating the flash or exposure with the camera.
Just remember the flash doesn’t know it is not pointing directly at your subject.
I hope this helps and I’m sure there are others who can give you better tips on compensating for vertical flash.
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IS THE SB-900 COMPATIBLE WITH THE D300

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Yes, fully functional.
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what speedlight will the d80 except,, d80 sync at only 60 sec

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i am want to get a speedlight that will do a great job, but with the d80 and a sync of 60 what speedlight will stop really fact action, or at the sync speed that cannot be done
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This camera is compatible with the SB-400, SB-600, SB-800, SB-900 and SB-700.
 
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SB-800 "Old Version"

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I keep seeing references to an "old version" of the SB-800 flash, but can't find any information about what distinguishes it from a newer version or when the old was sold versus the new.
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The only service modification performed on an SB-800 Speedlight was to allow the newer plug fitting for the SD-9 High Perfomance Battery Pack. That may be what they are referring to.
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Is the sb-800 compatible with the D5100?

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Yes, the SB-800 is compatible with the D5100.
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Does this flash have a sensor for it to go off when not attached to my D80?

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Yes, you can use the SB-800 remotely you just have to set the built-in flash of the D80 as a commander mode in order to trigger the speedlight.
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Can I use the SB800 flash on my Nikon D300?

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