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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 30 30
Great flash unit,read the instrutions first.. Hello,purchased this flash 2 months ago after reading alot of reviews. Was concerned about the battery door issues but took the plunge anyway. So far door is no problem,there is a button on the door for opening and closing.If you by pass the button you could have problems. Flash provided excellent light at a event i shot Sat,tried setting flash to manual but it washed out the picture.Even at 1/2 power it was a washout. Had camera in auto mode and program mode. Bouncing in manual rendered excellent results with a 12 ft ceiling in 1/2 power. Great flash. October 2, 2014
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
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Can I use the SB-700 wirelessly with my D3100?

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I would like to use the SB-700 as a remote flash along with the flash on my D3100.
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You can buy a pair of Yonguno iTTL transceivers for about $85.00. They will control the flash in many different ways. Make sure you buy the iTTL version
Nov 26, 2013 by
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You can mount the SU-800 Commander on the camera hot shoe to use the speedlight wirelessly.
 
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Apr 4, 2011 by
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Im pretty sure the D3100 doesnt support cls, could be wrong, so you will not have ttl, however, you can set the flash to SU-4 and use it that way it just means that you will have to adjust the flash power manually.
You can get third party wireless controllers but again they dont support ttl so again you will have to set up manually if you go down this route.
Apr 3, 2011 by
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is the sb700 compatible with the d3200??

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absolutely compatible,
all Nikons, newer, support TTL lighting systems,
good choice...
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yes, absolutely...
under tech specs for D3200 it is listed as one of the compatible flashes.
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Yes, on camera only you will need SU800 for remote off camera use.
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Pocket wizards are radio frequency fired, su-800 is IR line of sight .Pocket wizards cost more. SU 800 is TTL , pocket wizard you will have to do manual settings. SU-800 has focus assist, PW's don't. I'm sure there's a few more I'm forgetting but they are the main differences.
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I know I can do that but I'm just curious if I wanted 2 of them as off flashes I could just use a 3rd SB700 in the hot shoe? My main question was, what's the difference in the pocket wizards and SU800 if I decided to do it that way

Thank you~
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Just use one you already have to control the other, unless of course you have a need for two flashes off camera. You could always use the flashes in SU-4 mode but you would then have to control output manually.
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TTL problem with Sb700

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Hi people, I have a problem with my Sb 700. When I mount it ond my D5100 TTL isn´t working. There is a picture on flash screen wich shows me to put on Manual mode, Whet its on manual mod, the flash is working properly.

P.s. sorry for my bad English
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I've had that problem when the SB-700's batteries are weak. Try fresh ones.

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When I put on the camera, the ttl is woking sometimes, or it works for the first shoot, after that the screen comes up on the flash with an exclamation mark mark to put on the manual mode on the flash.
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I don't know your experience, so I will start with the simplest explanation. Did you set your camera and flash to TTL mode?
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Can I use the SB-700 wirelessly with my D7000?

Apr 26, 2011 by
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Everything I read seems to indicate that I can use the SB-700 wirelessly with my D7000 without an additional command unit. If this is so, how do I set this up, or are there additional accessories I need to make it work?
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Yes you can. you can use your camera commander or another commander device like SU-800 (which is even better and faster). But the answer is yes.
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I have this combo also, and yes you can.
Make sure the SB-700 is in remote mode, then in the camera, go to the pencil menu, in bracketing/flash, then flash cntrl..., then put it in commander mode. make sure your flash on the camera is popped up, and your all set to go.

Also, it can sync up to 1/320 if you go to the pencil, bracketing/flash, then change the flash sync speed to 1/320.

Have fun!
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Can I use the SB700 with my D300?

Apr 28, 2011 by
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Yes the SB-700 will work with the D300.
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Yes, you can use the SB-700 with the D300, just make sure that the camera has the latest firmware version.
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can you use the sb-700 wirelessly on the d80 but also turn off the built in flash

May 7, 2011 by
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I want to use by sb-700 flash wirelessly. but i dont want my d80's built-in flash to go off. is that possible?
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Yes you can. Just go to your flash/commander menu and turn it off.
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Yes the SB-700 can be used remotely, however, the on board flash has to be used to control it thus technically you cant turn it off as it still has to send a signal to the flash unit. You can set it in the menu to -- but the flash will fire though you may get some residual light from the flash, you could of course buy the SG-3ir which sits on the hot shoe and so stops the residual flash from affecting your images.
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Can I use this flash wirelessly with D5100?

Sep 29, 2011 by
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Pretty sure I know the answer but I want to make sure.
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I dun think so. I have never tried the D5100 but if it doesn't have a Built-in Camera flash commander option, I guess it doesn't.

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9520/~/nikon-creative-lighting-system-%28cls%29

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11938/~/how-to-use-the-built-in-speedlight-in-commander-mode-to-control-remote This one might not be updated yet.

Or if you have 2 SB700, you can attach one to your camera hotshoe to act as a commander unit for the other off-camera SB700.

But still check with your local Nikon representative first.
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Yes and no, no in that the D5100 has no CLS command built in. You can however use the flash in SU-4 mode but then it would be in manual and you would have to adjust the flash yourself.
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The D3100 built in flash is not CLS compatible. In order to do CLS on a D3100 you'll need a SU-800 or a CLS master capable flash (SB700, 900 or 910) unit on the D3100.
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Make sure your red eye reduction is turned off.
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Does the SB700 speedlite stay on when being used in video mode when used with a D3100?

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i am wondering if u have the SB700 attached to a D3100 will the light stay on when u want to record videos.
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I would not think so, there IS a burst of power to the flash when the signal from the camera comes in, but no, I dont think it would work like a light bulb.
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No SB-700 is not a video light it is not working in video mode, it is only for photography as a master or remote flash
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