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Powerful, Versatile Speedlight Unit
Atop the Nikon Creative Lighting System, the SB-900 is an indispensable portable light source providing effective solutions to lighting challenges.

Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom
Bounce 90°up and 7°down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.

Renowned Dedicated Wireless Flash Control
Wireless Commander Mode offers wireless control at the master Speedlight position, controlling up to 3 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.

Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns
Optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.

Color Gel Filter Identification
Automatically identifies mounted color gel filters and adjusts camera white-balance.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs

Automatic Format Identification
Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.

Firmware Updating
Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments.*
*With select Nikon digital SLRs

Nikon’s Precision i-TTL Flash Control
Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance—even in challenging lighting situations.

Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation
Use on-camera, as a wireless Master Commander or as a wireless remote light source.

Expanded Auto Power Zoom Coverage
Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 17mm and up to 200mm in FX-format and as wide as 12mm and up to 200mm in DX-format use.

Streamlined Controls and Menus
Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.

Flash Tube Overheat Protection
An added measure of safety is provided for sustained high-speed bursts.

Flash Value (FV) Lock
Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens’ zoom position.*
*With select Nikon digital SLRs

Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard)*
Provides enhanced moisture protection.
*Optional

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Don't buy this flash. The many reviewers who have mentioned the overheating problem are correct. Do not buy this flash; you will be very disappointed the first time you use it if you take many shots. I cannot believe Nikon could put such a poor product on the market and not even offer to replace it to its loyal customers, of which I am one. March 3, 2014
Units over heat under load I have found that my flash over heats under heavy load, which interrupts shooting. For this alone, I have given this a lower rating than I would have otherwise. February 20, 2014
Flash sb900 Très bon flash. Depuis mon achat à plusieurs reprises il surchauffe. J'ai retourné ce flash et le centre de réparation mentionné qu'il est dans les normes. January 5, 2014
could have been great This flash has a lot of potental, plenty of flash power but use it to hard and it overheats fast. I aways have to keep an eye on the temprature gauge. I wish it had a small cooling fan to keep it from ovrheating. Also if you plan to use it much you will need to invest in an external power supply, it cooks the 4AA battries in minutes when you try to use it hard. I realy mean cooks them, the batteries get so hot you can't hold them. I use a quantum turbo battery pack and just keep an eye on the tempruture gauge and it does a great job. I also have a SB800 and the 5th battery makes a big diffeance I wish they had kept that on the 900. I would think a flash that is suposed to be for pro use wouldn't have these problems. January 7, 2013
Bonne puissance mais... À répétition, ce modèle surchauffe. Je suggère donc le sb-910 si vous l'utiliser pour le mariage. July 19, 2012
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addtional battery holder for the sb900 as in sb 800 which has a addtional battery with the original 04 baterry compartment
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You can use the SD-8a or SD-9 battery pack with the SB-900
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Can I use this flash unit on my Nikon D3100 camera?

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can theSB900 be used on the D3200 and has anyone with a D3200 experienced overheating while taking pictures?

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The D3200 supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units including the SB-900.

The SB-900 features a Thermal Cut-Out function that protects the SB-900 from high operating temperatures. When Thermal Cut-Out is enabled the SB-900 will switch to protective shutdown mode if the temperature of the unit rises to a certain level, helping to prevent overheating.
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No, you will need some kind of commander, as the D3x has no on board flash you have no way to control it unless you use either another flash or the SU-800
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I have had my SB-900 for a few years now and today I went on a shoot for a company and it doesn't turn on, I put new batteries in, still doesn't work!

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Please contact Nikon Technical Support for help with this question. For information on how to contact Nikon please visit http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans....
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