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SB-500 AF Speedlight

MFR Part #: 4814
Samy's Part #: S-034464
$24695
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A first for Nikon Speedlights, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is a compact, lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light that gives you total control of the light around you. Whether you're looking for extra illumination during HD video recording, a wireless off-camera flash to use along with your camera's built-in commander mode, another Nikon Speedlight like the SB-700 or SB-910 or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander or just an advanced and versatile-yet simple to use-Nikon Speedlight, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is a bright idea.

Compact, Lightweight and Multifunctional
The SB-500 AF Speedlight has simple controls-just a few buttons -and it operates on two AA batteries; yet, it offers the performance of an advanced Speedlight. Its powerful and has wide coverage with a guide number of 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft) with 24mm coverage in FX-format and 16mm coverage in DX-format. Its head rotates 180° left and right and tilts 90° upward allowing you to bounce light off nearby surfaces to soften the light and shadows, creating more flattering portraits. If your camera has a Commander Mode, it can even be used wirelessly off-camera along with your camera's built-in flash for greater illumination power from interesting angles.

High-performance LED for Video Recording
The SB-500 AF Speedlight is also a versatile video light especially well suited for recording interviews up close. It has a built-in high-intensity LED light (approx. 100 lux) that provides steady, uniform daylight-balanced illumination. It can be used at three output levels-quarter, half or full power-making it practical for low-light video shooting and close up still photography. And when used with the D810 or D750, the SB-500 AF Speedlight communicates LED color information (along with that of the flash) to the camera for optimal white balance.

Nikon i-TTL Technology
Nikon's i-TTL technology (intelligent Through-The-Lens) tailors the characteristics of the flash to each shot you take, so you get optimal results every time. With that intelligence and more illumination power than a camera's pop-up flash, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is excellent as a fill-light outdoors (brightening shadowy areas on your subject) or for soft bounce lighting indoors. Use it off-camera wirelessly as a second flash controlled by either your camera's built-in flash (if your camera has a Commander Mode), another Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander. If you're using D810 or D750 in Commander Mode, the SB-500 AF Speedlight will also work as a master flash in Advanced Wireless Lighting.

Essential Accessories

  • Nikon - AS-23 Speedlight Stand
    $9.95
Flash Information
Mount Type Hot Shoe
Guide Number 78.74' (24 m) ISO100
Maximum Recycle Time Approximately 3.5 - 30 seconds
Bounce Head Yes, 0 to +90 degrees
Swivel Head Yes, 360 degrees
Cordless Ttl Control i-TTL
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Weight 8 oz / 227 g
  • SS-DC2 Soft Case
  • AS-23 Speedlight Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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