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Key Features

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 my D70?
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Will this Nikon SB400 flash work with a Nikon d4?

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i have a nikon d4 with a nikon nikkor lens of 24-85mm and i need to know if a nikon sb400 will work with it?
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I have an older Nikkormat FT2 and FTN... is this compatible with the SB-400?

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Will the sb-400 flash work on a Nikon D-600?

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Yes, it works on camera.
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Will this flash work with my D3200?

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Will SB-400 work on my new d7100? If not, what is recommended for "newby?"

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Need a recommendation for inexpensive flash for d7100 for someone relatively inexperienced but planning to use it a LOT.
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Yes it will work but is very limited in what it can do. You would be better off, if using flash a lot, getting the SB-700, not the as cheap as the SB-400 but it is much better and worth the initial cost.
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Does the sb400 work with the NikonD90?

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will work fine on camera.
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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 the product work with a Nikon d70s?

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Yes, on camera use only.
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