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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.

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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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Will my SC-17 cord work for this flash or do I have to go to the SC 28?

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Please see page # 111 of the user's manual for the SB-800.
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How do I set the distance in Manual mode on the SB800??

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I have the nikon d700.
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Please see page # 42 and 44 of the user's manual for the SB-800 Speedlight.
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manual remote

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how to set distance,f stop, and apeture in manual remote application
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will Nikon SB 800 work on a Canon 7D?

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no
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Is the SB-800 compatable with Nikon D3

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yes, of course it is.
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Is the SB-800 speedlight compatble with the new Nikon D4?

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Yes, the SB-800 is compatible with the D4.
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Compatibility with d5000?

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Is this Flash fully compatible with my NIKON d5000 ? and is this a better choice than SB 700?
 
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Yes, it is compatible with the D5000, but the SB-800 is already discontinued. You will need to get in contact with a dealer that might have this seedlight available.
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Just ordered a D800E will my SB-800 be useable with it?

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Yes, all Nikon flashes that works with Nikon's CLS should, inlcuding SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB900, SB-910 as well as SU-800 CLS module. SB-400, while not CLS compatible should work too, although that would be like attaching a 18-55mm DX lens on it ...
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Is the SB-800 speedlight compatble with the D4?

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Yes, the SB-800 is compatible with the D4.
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Does sb-800 work as commander when on shoe of D700?

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When was this unit made? Sb-800 serial number 2411023. Wa is a USA market model?
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1) yes.
2) Impossible to know.
3) US versions' serials start with "US".
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which speedlight is compatible with the D200

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SB-400. 600, 700, 800, 900, 910 will all work.
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beside my new D7000, have a Fuji HS20 Camera, Can I use the SB800 with It??

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Got my new D7000wit a SB800, but also have a Fuji HS20 Camera, Can I use the SB800 with It?? don't think I'll want spend any more on a new flash for the HS20 anymore..
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On camera probably not as the pin configuration will be different and voltage would be different, you could however use it off camera in SU-4 mode.
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Yes the SB-910 it will be fully functional, Just might be little difficult to hold a small camera steady with such a large flashgun mounted on it. The D3200 does not have commander mode, (which means you will need an SU-800/TTL cord or pocket wizards if you want off camera flash in TTL mode) By the way I'm a random person on the internet and have no association with Nikon.
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Is the SB 800 compatible with the D 600 ?

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Yes
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Sb800 and no user manual

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I purchased this speed light at my local cash converter and I only have a d70s to use it on will it work and are there limitations. Also I cannot upgrade the firmware on my D70s should I worry???!!!
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Last firmware update was 2010, I would try downloading it :http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13580/~/d70-2.0-firmware-update if you can't do it take it to a camera shop.
Here is the SB-800 user manual:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13456/~/speedlight-sb-800-instruction-manual
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is the SB-800 compatible with the Nikon D-7100

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Yes it is fully compatible on and off camera.(D7100 has a commander mode)
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SB-800 not flashing

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I have an SB 800 that I have used for years and its been just fine. I was at a wedding last weekend and the wind knocked it over. It seemed to be ok and fired the rest of the night. However when I tried it the next day it wouldn't fire. The ready light doesn't come on, it just stays off and if you hit the flash red button it starts to blink. How do I fix this?
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Hard to say but try removing and replacing the batteries.
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can i use the sb800 with a d3200? if so can it be used both on and off camera?

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IT can be used on camera without any problem, off camera, sort of, the D3200 has no in built commander so you are unable to control it via wireless cls, however, you can put the SB-800 in SU-4 mode and use it that way but you would have to set the flash manually.
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Is the SB800 compatible with the Nikon D40?

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Yes, on camera.
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Compatible an Nikon D5000 ?

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Yes, but off camera in SU-4 mode only as the D5000 has no in built commander.
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is the sb-800 speedlight compatible with new nikon d7000

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Yes, you can use the SB-800 with the D7000.
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