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Lighting simplicity

The right lighting can transform an everyday shot into an extraordinary memory. Even if your camera has a pop-up flash, an external Speedlight provides capabilities and control that every shooter can appreciate—so much more than simply illuminating a dimly lit scene. The compact, lightweight SB-300 AF Speedlight makes it easier than ever to harness the power of a Nikon Speedlight. With its simple operation, excellent performance and approachable price tag, the SB-300 AF Speedlight belongs in the camera bag of every D-SLR or accessory-shoe equipped COOLPIX owner. Take control of the lighting around you.

Shed light on new opportunities

Soft, balanced lighting with fill-flash and tilt capabilities

With the SB-300 AF Speedlight, you’ll enjoy a flash that’s soft and balanced for excellent color, skin tones and lighting throughout your entire composition—not just on your main subject. Use it in bright situations to fill in unwanted shadows (fill-flash), or use its 120° tilt capability to bounce your flash off the ceiling or a nearby wall for even softer, less direct lighting on your subject (bounce technique).

Outstanding flash precision

Lighting tailored to each shot

Nikon’s i-TTL (intelligent Through-The-Lens) flash coverage technology tailors the characteristic of the flash to the shot. An imperceptible pre-flash fires milliseconds before the main flash to gather information about the scene—shadow areas, subject distance and reflectance. Your i-TTL capable camera and the SB-300 AF Speedlight then work together to achieve the best exposure and white balance setting possible, all in a fraction of a second.
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Nikon SB-300 Speedlight is a solid performer at a great price and ideal size! I own a Nikon 1 V1 and this Speedlight reminds me of the original SB-N5 Speedlight for that camera. Like it the SB-300 is small and will fit nicely in my Nikon camera bag at one end. It runs on 2 AAA batteries so unlike the SB-N5 you will need to keep a couple handy at all times. The SB-N5 is powered by the internal battery in the camera. Not so with the Nikon Coolpix P7800 which uses a smaller battery and thus requires external ones for its flash. December 21, 2013
very good in all aspect very good flash for everyday use and i will recommend this to friends December 8, 2013
Excellent Design This Speedlight does really fit into your shirt pocket easily. I don't even know I'm carrying it till I need it. So far it has preformed well in various light. The first time I tried it I took 5 pictures of the same indoor scene using the 5 different (straight and bounce flash) angles to compare and was impressed with the results. However, I am not a professional photographer so I suggest trying it for yourself. I like it. September 14, 2013
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Will it work with my Coolpix 950?

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The SB-300 is not compatible with COOLPIX 950.
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Can this be used with the D5200?

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If yes, what is the max range for best use?
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The SB-300 is compatible with the D5200.
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Is this compatible with the D5000?

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The SB-300 is compatible with the D5000.
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Is this compatible with the D5000?

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The Nikon D5000 is compatible with the SB-300 speedlight.
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What is the easiest speed light to use on D300 for someone who has never used one before?

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Depends on what you want it to do, but for a basic no frills flash then the SB-400, if you are wanting off camera flash then the SB-700.
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Will this flash work with the pocket wizard flex TT5 transceiver for nikon

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Wanting to use this flash only for hair light for back lighting or flash for changing color on back drop.
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Nikon cannot speak on behalf of third party products compatibility with the Nikon SB-300.
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Is it fully compatible with D7000?

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Yes, but it is a basic flash so dont expect it to do great things
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Will this work with the Nikon FM-10?

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Is it for both Digital and film bodies?
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No.
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Is it compatible with Nikon D200?

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Yes, but it is a very basic flash.
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Is this compatible with a P7700?

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Yes.
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Is the SB300 compatible with the D80?

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Yes, on camera.
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is this compatible with D60

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Does the SB-300 work on a D70?

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My new SB-300 isn't firing when used on my D70? Is there a specific setting I need to use on the camera to recognize the SB-300?
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Yes, the SB-300 will work with the D70. Once connected to the hotshoe of the camera the SB-300 will be used as the flash instead of the built in flash.
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Is it compatible with nikon cls, can it fire sb 700 & sb910 remotely

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SB-300 is i-ttl compatible, but doesn't have a commander mode.
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is it fit and perfect to use on Nikon D700?

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Yes it will fit but probably not the best as it is a very basic flash.
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just bought the d5300 dslr

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is this flash compatible with my d5300
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Yes, but will not be able to use it off camera.
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does this speedlight have a test button

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The SB-300 does not have a test button.
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Is the SB-300 compatible with the D3000? If not, which one would you suggest?

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SB-300 is compatible with the D3000, it us for on camera use only.
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USING THIS FLASH AT FASH SHUTTER SPEEDS

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I want to use this flash in an indpoor convention center environment to photograph cheerleaders. Can I use it with a higher shutter speed (like 250 or 500 th sec.) and if so what will the maximum flash distance be for this on a 70mm lens?
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The SB-300 does not support high speed sync. The SB-300 maximum sync speed varies with the camera being used. The normal flash sync speeds for Nikon DSLR cameras varies between 1/200s - 1/350s. The guide number for the SB-300 is 18 m/59 ft. (at ISO 100).
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Is the SB 300 flash compatible with new D3300?

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Yes is compatible for on camera use.
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Will this product work with a Nikon D5200?

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Yes, on camera only.
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Any chance this will work with the N90?

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No, i-TTL compatible only.
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is this flash compatible with P7100?

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Yes everything is compatible except flash value lock.
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can this unit be used wireless

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The SB-300 does not have wireless capabilities.
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