SB-910 AF Speedlight
I love being able to use this flash off camera for all my needs! Someday I want to buy multiple but for now just one works great!
November 27, 2013
A Very Versitile Flash
I purchased the SB-910 several months ago. Yes the price tag is a bit high however the SB-910 is made in Japan accounting for some of the higher price than say the SB700. Overall it is and extremely good versatile flash, definitely pro level. The SB-910 is slightly larger in size than the SB-700 and the old SB-800. The Graphic User interface is excellent. It is very easy to switch modes and features. The dedicated function buttons (which change functions when a different mode is used), adds to the versatility of the flash. The flash has modeling flash capability via the menu options. I also like the fact that as a pro level flash one has the option to select between iTTL and TTL flash modes, not an option on the SB700. Some of the modes of the flash are: flash value lock, repeating, manual, auto aperture and advanced wireless flash, The flash in Commander Mode can control 3 other flashes. The flash comes with a flash stand, fluorescent filter and an incandescent filter. The flash also comes with a diffuser dome, not to mention the built in diffuser panel. If you use a flash in your photography often whether pro or serious amateur often the SB-910 is flash is worth serious consideration.
November 3, 2013
As you like it.
As complicated as you want - or not. If you want you can mount on your camera, turn it on and shoot with terrific results. If you want to do more, you have a whole arsenal of options, including multiple flashes. I've been happy with the small size and weight of the SB-400, but there are times when you need more light and more options.
July 18, 2012
Great addition to my gear...
Very versatile, easy to setup and gives great results.
April 17, 2012
Outstanding TTl flash yet from Nikon
Despite a previous review from BJ, I have yet had any problems with the SB910 with remote transceivers as long as you start from the top down on turning power on, start with the Flash head then the Transceiver, then turn on transmitter attached to camera then camera, then reverser order when shutting down.
I as well don't want to bore you with critiques that have already been said on other reviews except that it plows under the over heat problems that the SB900 was plagued with in fast or long duration shooting episodes.
These are gems of the flash head world for ease of operation and TTL operation, great as remotes in conjunction with the RU800 controller or teaming them up with other SB 910's 900's 800's and if line of sight obstructions are not a problem then your all set for short distance remote operation but if you need to shoot around corners then team these great flashes up with Transceivers to increase your options of placement and distance.
February 4, 2012
A MUST Have in your bag.
The SB-910 is a great flash unit that anyone should have in their bag. I got it as soon as it came available to be added to my bag with 2 SB-600 and an old SB-25. I like the fact that can be used as Master and Remote and It can control my other units as well. Overall it is a great product although it doesn't come with the color filter holder like the SB-900. I don't like the soft bag it comes with, it is too big to put in the camera bag and prefer something similar to the SB-600 case. Beside this little details it is a nice product and deserves 5 stars.
January 2, 2012
Impressive, powerful features to the smallest of its details.
As a semi-professional photographer that I am, I can attest that the SB-910 speedlight will be an indispensable, almost addictive professional’s light instrument for years to come; it is big and a bit heavy, which clearly tell of it’s strength and powerful features it contains; it has a large, lit screen which is easy to read even from a few feet away, and all the data you need to know, it will be displayed right on it. the SB-910 is compatible (and the King) with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, or CLS which enables functions which involve communications between speedlights and the camera(s); and once a photographer gets serious about getting superb pictures, using more than one flash can prove extremely useful and that’s where the extra money paid for this flagship speedlight seems easily perceived (use it as a Master Flash Unit); other features like the i-TTL mode and the Flash Compensation worked seamless from the very first shots I took using my Nikon’s D700 camera; like expected, in order to use the SB-910 to the maximum, the photographer must not only read the manual and get very familiar with the flash’s buttons and features (I’m still learning and getting used to my new SB-910, since I got mine 3 days ago), but you must practice often, and learn to criticize you own work sharply; I personally like the freedom the flash has allowing moving the flash’s head to the sides to manipulate light, which works delightfully; as well, the SB-910 comes with a built-in light bounce card and built-in wide panel and both can slide out of the flash’s head as needed; a light diffusion dome and two color filters (all included) help to play and manage the light emitted by the speedlight as desired; and a speedlight stand (AS-21) is included as well, to help keep the speedlight standing and directed the way you need it; and overall, the features this flash has will make it much easier to accomplish light manipulation to obtain the pictures you are eager to obtain. So let’s get snapping and cracking, people; good luck to you.
December 22, 2011
Nikon SB 910
Great Improvement doesnt overheat like SB 900 Now just waiting on a D4 or Nikon 800
November 30, 2011
It's the best flash!!!
I the best flash!!!! Buy it! I have had many flashes since I'm photographer, and this SB-910 is thest I had!
November 30, 2011
Um super speedlight
Ótimo! Uma infinidade de excelentes recursos este speedilight 910 oferece. Muito prático o sistema de menu e de rápido acesso. Extremamente robusto e de excelente qualidade tanto no acabamento como na qualidade de iluminação.
November 5, 2014
El mejor flash hasta el momento
Soy fotógrafo apasionado, amateur, -pero si estudiado-
Si estás pensando comprar un flash, la mejor opción hasta el momento es el SB-910. No compres el SB-900 aunque lo pongan rebajado, ya que salió con errores que cuya documentación encontrarás en todos lados.
¿que tienen de bueno?
es el mejor, tecnológicamente más avanzado y el de mayor potencia
¿que tiene de malo?
el balance: 5 estrellas
Lo que tienes que fijarte: es importante que te fijes la compatibilidad con tu camara Nikon, tengo una D7000 y es increible.
porque el peso no le resta estrellas: sencillo: quieres la mejor iluminación ajusable a la distancia de tu enfoque y que puedas disparar sin que se queme...? ahí tienes la respuesta.
May 10, 2013
Great flash to have in your arsenal
Its powerful, its fast, its light and portable, the only thing I wish is that is that Nikon incorporated radio technology when they made this to replace the SB-900.
July 14, 2015
Great flash, but complex menu system. With better menus, it would be 5 stars.
I have two of these flashes for portraits, coupled with a sb900 and sb600. The flashes are all flawless, can reach out and iluminate a 30 X 70 room. Or softly light a closeup portrait setup thru D810 commander mode. But the menus are confusing and hard to use. That makes these only useful for a pro who uses them often enough to remember how to set them to get maximum results.
July 4, 2015
Meters to feet
Still trying to set the meters to feet. hours later :(
December 23, 2011
Problem in PC Sync Connection
I am not going to write all specifications and praises like other reviews. It is without any confusion so far the best Nikon Speedlight. Appreciate Nikon for making improvements in thermal cutoff circuit, BUT there is a serious problem, if you connect any remote transmitter or extra flash with PC Sync socket, flash stays on but will not fire allowing remote transmitter or added flash to fire in sync with camera. I have used SB80dx, SB800, SB900 and the latest SB910 flashes, this is first time faced this situation. Spend one full day to prove myself wrong but problem is in this flash. Yes, I tested 2 different SB910 from two different store. Conclusion, if you are a pro and connect remote transmitter or other devices in parallel to or using built in PC Sync in this flash,please stay with SB900 and Sb800 until Nikon comes up with a fix. For amateurs it does everything as described.
February 2, 2012