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Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).
Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom Bounce 90°up and 7°down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.
Wireless Flash Control Wireless Commander Mode controls up to 2 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. When used as a remote speedlight up to 3 Groups can be selected. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.
Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns Using the simple slider switch on the back of the SB-700, you can optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.
Color Filter Identification Automatically identifies mounted hard type color 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 remote light source.
Versatile Auto Power Zoom Coverage Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX-format.
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 To prevent overheating, flash recycle time increases when SB-700 detects heat build-up.
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
SB-700 AF Speedlight 4.3 5 27 27
Excellent Flash. I have had this flash for a couple of weeks and I am very pleased with the performance so far. It makes a huge difference to my indoor photography. I have mainly been involved in Nature Photography but now am focusing on Indoor/outdoor portrait. I am still playing with all the settings and possibilities. It is an excellent product, which I have no problem highly recommending to any serious photographer, professional, hobbyist, or otherwise. December 26, 2013
Got to love the remote feature alone! Received as a gift for Christmas 2013. Awesome. The fill light that it provides is night and day from ordinary use of the pop-up flash. December 26, 2013
straight forward and more Read the instructions and tested the flash around the house. It can work in a simple mode or handle any complicated task. Seems bullet proof. Exposures are great right out of the box. Will handle wedding receptions and darkly lit areas very well. Great middle weight contender. December 3, 2013
Great product, for low lighting and fast moving children. Increased the quality of my pictures. I didn't want to spend the money on the speed flash but should have done it long ago. I was thinking of buying a new camera because of poor quality in low light. I now use this flash all the time. It has increased the quality of all my pictures. I never thought a speed flash could do so much. It was well worth the money. My pictures are beautiful in all lighting conditions. I have used this product for 4 months now and love it. Thanks for a great product. October 31, 2013
really a great flash I see some of the complaints where the review's have been skewed towards the negative (i.e. 2-3 stars) and considering others have recorded their own thoughts here as to the "pro's" of this item, I will only touch on the negatives that have been reported here. The smallish button to both power the unit and put it into its certain "remote" and other modes certainly isn't very big, and if you suffer from say a debilitating disease where your hands or fingers have trouble with somewhat precise tangible adjustments, well then they are justified, otherwise if the button were any larger, or easier to accidentally maneuver to the wrong setting, this would be a detriment to most others, including myself, and I have severe carpal tunnel, and for the very direct movement to put this into say "remote" I personally want it to stay there and not be easily knocked about and changed because I quickly reached down and moved it a little. My battery compartment door is... awesome, I dont treat my $350 flash like a toy or a piece of garbage, I am not saying it doesn't get abused a little here and there, but the door itself seals tightly, is easy enough to open and close, thus does the job very well in my case. The "jog" dial, again this is another caveat I have with those negative reviews, there are a finite number of settings on this unit, with that said it rather small in the scheme of most programming options considering what you can adjust and NEED to very often, for the normal purchaser of this unit, where I personally feel the professional's either opt for the SB-910, or older SB-800 even. I want to give it 4.5 stars as I feel almost everything could be improved or made better, but having to choose between a 4 and 5, Ill go with the 5 due to me not having one issue in over two years of ownership. With all that said, you can see I actually agree with the others as far as size and operation of the buttons and minimal programming intuitive features, but its at a cost, durability, reducing accidental changes, and overall simplicity and actual needs of the users. There will always be those who are the extremest and want to have total control of even things 95% of features the vast majority wouldn't use or want, and thats OK really, I just feel in this unit decisions were made to keep it simple, elegant and completely capable, even in a novice environment, and enough power for the enthusiast/professional August 10, 2013
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Can I use it with the SB 800 and SB 600 combined in iTTL?

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Yes, the SB-800, SB-600 and SB-700 are all CLS compatible and will work together with the D300s.
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Is this flash compatible with the D5000?

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Yes, but you can only use it off camera in SU-4 mode as the D5000 has no in built commander.
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Is the Nikon SB700 speedlight compatible with the Nikon D3200 or the Nikon D5200

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Yes, however, if you want to use it off camera it will only work in SU-4 mode as the D3200/5200 have no in built commander, thus you will have to adjust the flash manually. On camera it will work fully.
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Does this flash unit have the options of rear curtain or front curtain firing?

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Yes, selection must be made in camera.
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On camera, yes.
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Is the SB-700 compatible with the FX-600?

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Yes it is compatible with the D600.
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Do I HAVE to get the SU-800? Is it possible to use a third party remote trigger? If so, what manual settings should I use?
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The D3200 has no in built commander so you have no wireless cls or ttl, you can put the flash in SU-4 mode and control it by manually setting flash power etc. The only way you would get ttl is to use the SU-800.
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Is SB700 compatible with the 5200?

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Does the SB700 have a continuous flash mode for action photography?

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2.5-3.5 second recycle time depending on the type of batteries
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CAN YOU USE THE SB700 WITH THE D700?

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Which is the best speed light for my D90

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Depends on what you are wanting it to do, SB-910 is best if you can afford it, but the SB-700 will work equally as well.
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Is the flash sb 700 better than sb 910 better to use in combination with D90?

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The 910 is better, if budget is an issue then the SB-700, both will work well on the D90.
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Will the SB-700 AF Speedlight work on a D200?

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do i need to buy more than one flash to use the remote functions

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Depends on what camera you are using as most of the entry level bodies do not have in built commander.
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SB700 usage with D7100

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I have a D7100 and looking to buy the SB700. Can the camera remote trigger the SB700 flash without the flash on the camera going off?
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No, the on board flash has to fire to allow the signal to be sent to the off camera flash, you can set the commander to -- which will not effect the image, though on occasions you will get some residual flash at close range. The only way you would be able to stop this is to use the SU-800.
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SB-700 sync cables??

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Does the SB-700 support sync cables? I can't seem to find a port anywhere on them?? I'd like to use a sync cable to connect to my pocket wizards for remote triggering...
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No, cables cannot be used.
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Will the SB-700 AF Speedlight work with an older D1X?

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I have an older D1x and cannot get the SB-700 AF Speedlight to flash from the hotshot or an off camera cable. The hotshot pin pattern sees to be the same as my
D800e (which does work), but does not fire.
Is the hotshot bad or not compatible with the SB-700 AF Speedlight?
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Never tried that combo but the compatibility chart shows it will work in manual mode.
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/886/~/d-slr-and-nikon-speedlight-compatibility
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Is this flash compatible with the D5300?

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On camera yes, as there is no in built commander in the D5300 you can only use the SB-700 off camera in SU-4 mode
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Is the SB-700 AF compatible with both the D4 and D800E?

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Yes, SB-700 is fully compatible with the D800E and the D4
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Will the SB 700 provide TTL with the D5300?

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Can you set up your indoor shot with the SB 700 on a D5300; will it autofocus the lens? Are there any limitations?
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Yes, it has all functions when attached to camera hot shoe.
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