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Compact, Lightweight Speedlight Unit
Perfect for anyone looking for more power and coverage than a built-in flash.

Flash Coverage
As wide as 18mm on Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.

Convenient Operation
Powered with two AA-size (1.5V) batteries.

Bounce Capabilities
Reduces background shadows and diffuses light for more pleasing results.

Simple, Intuitive Operation
Put it on, turn it on and shoot!

Great Flash Exposures Easily
Utilizing Nikon's i-TTL intelligent flash technology for accurate flash exposures.

Fast 2.5-second Recycling Time
Keeps you shooting quickly.

Versatile Shooting Range From 2 ft. up to 66 ft.
Provides flash power for distant subjects, group shots and close-up pictures.

SB-400 Speedlight Unit 3.9 5 38 38
Essential add on if you like to travel light This is a great little flash. It produces good, even lighting for almost any situation. I love that it only requires 2 AA batteries and recycles very quickly given the size. The ability to bounce on such a small unit is great. Unfortunately, it does not swivel so the bounce feature is not viable in portrait mode. However, given the great price of this little guy we can't expect the world so I still say "5 Stars Nikon"! January 8, 2014
poorly designed, stopped working even with very careful use This product is poorly designed, mine stopped working with in few hundered flashes and i was very careful is using this product, i gave enough delay between shots still it failed in 1 and half year. I have heard from my friend that his also failed in 1 year or so. I dont recommend this product to anyone. December 24, 2013
un buen flash! discreto y efectivo para uso diario en todo lugar. December 13, 2013
Good, but be aware of a couple of limitations Supports iTTL CLS, but it has no support for: No High-Speed Sync - it's too bad, because you could use this for daylight fill if it had HSS, unfortunately, with a top sync speed of ~1/250s, you're not likely to be able to use it in that manner. Diminished bouncing if shooting in Portrait mode. June 21, 2013
Just right to travel light.... I've used this for a few weeks now and it works great for indoor family shots, outdoor fill, any situation where you might need some extra illumination but don't want to carry a larger speedlight. Most of the time I like to keep it simple, pare down on equipment and rely on a fast prime. Usually, I prefer to shoot without flash but there are times when existing light just isn't enough and carrying a full sized speedlight adds weight. This device fills that space nicely. If you're looking for a pro or prosumer level speedlight, look to the larger Nikon devices but with some experimentation and imagination, this product will deliver inspiring and stunning results! June 5, 2013
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Will this flash work with the Nikon 1 v1 camera?

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No, one of the dumbest things on the V1 is that Nikon has decided to used a completely different flash system. One of the reasons I won't be buying one.
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No.
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No, you need the SB-N5 design exclusively for the new Nikon 1.
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will this flash go with my Nikon D80?

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Yes it will but its basic, I would at least get a SB-600 of you are going to buy a flash, price difference is not that much anyway and you will get a lot more flash for your money.
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Yes, you can use the SB-400 on the D80, just make sure to turn on the flash first before is mount it on the camera. If the SB-400 is turned off while mounted on the camera and the camera’s “Auto flash” function is on, the camera’s built-in flash will automatically pop up when shooting in poor light, coming into contact with the SB-400. It is recommended that the SB-400 be detached from the camera when flash is not required.
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will this flash work with my Nikon D3000 ?

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Works fine on my D3000.
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Yes it will.
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Will this flash work with my FM10 and is it a good flash for my particular camera?

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The SB-400 is a very simple flash that depends on an i-TTL compatible camera body to control it. But any other Nikon SB Speedlight will work on "M" mode on our beloved FM10; some will even provide non-TTL automatic metering (SB-28DX, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910).
 
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Any Nikon speedlight will work in non TTL mode. I would look into Metz flashes, they are excellant and not high priced. I don't know what type of photography you are planning to do, so a specific recco is difficult
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Can I use the fx format with this flash on my D700?

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If so what lens mm would work best
 
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Yes, you can use the SB-400 with the D700. No sensor size restrictions with flash.
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will this flash go with my nikon D40?

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When will it be in stock?

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Please click on the link below and select Authorized Dealers, by placing your ZIP code it will give you the name and address of those who have the flash available. Also, it will give the option for online dealers.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Can I change the output from the D80?

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Can I reduce or increase the Flash level from my D80, since the SB400 does not have Manual controls?
and would it work with Rear curtain, and Slow with D80
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Each mode should be set on the camera body, since it cannot be set through the SB-400. For details, see your camera instruction manual. Flash modes available: Slow-sync flash, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow-sync flash, Rear curtain sync, FV (Flash Value) Lock and Exposure compensation and flash output level compensation.
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Is it works for Coolpix S8000

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No, it won’t work. This camera model doesn’t have a hot shoe to attach a speedlight. Only D-SLR and some COOLPIX from the “P” series.
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So what do you Prefer for Coolpix S8000 as a separate flasher

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You are out of luck with using a separate flash on the S8000 as it has no hot shoe to mount a flash on.
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