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Nikon SB-500 Speedlight Flash [GN 79] {Bounce, Swivel, Zoom}

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With SS-DC2 Case, AS-23 Stand
With Case

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Nikon SB-500 Speedlight Flash [GN 79] {Bounce, Swivel, Zoom} Description


The SB-500 Speedlight is a compact and lightweight i-TTL flash unit offering portability and built-in LED video light placing the control of the light around you in your hands. Designed for Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) the SB-500 performs as a master flash and remote flash unit in wireless multiple flash-unit photography. The speedlight has a guide number of 79 (ISO 100, m/ft) and is powered by AA-size batteries.

Take control of the lighting in your stills and HD videos.

As you master your camera, you begin to look at lighting in an entirely new way. No longer is proper exposure your only goal-now you can use shadows and brightness to add a sense of depth, an artistic characteristic to your photos and HD videos. 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.

KEH Specifications

  • Mount: Shoe mount
  • Guide No.: 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft)
  • Angle of Coverage: 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)
  • Vari-Power: Full power (1/1100 sec at full power)
  • TTL Dedication: Yes
  • Bounce Head: Yes
    • Tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°
    • Rotates horizontally 108° to the left/right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
  • Swivel Head: Yes
  • Zoom Head: Yes
  • Recycle Time: 
    • Approx. 3.5 sec with Ni-MH batteries
    • Approx. 4.0 sec with Alkaline-manganese 1.5V batteries
  • Power Source: 
    • 2 AA-size batteries of the samer brand from any of the following types:
      • 1.5V LR6 Alkaline or 1.2V HR6 Rechargeable Ni-MH
  • Dimensions: Approx. 2.6 x 4.5 x 2.8"
  • Weight: 8oz


Power Description

Input Voltage 1.2 V DC, 1.5 V DC
Power Source Battery


Compatibility Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 2
Battery Chemistry Alkaline, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Size Supported AA

General information

Product Model SB-500
Manufacturer Part Number 4814
Manufacture GTIN 0018208048144
Brand Name Nikon

Technical Information

Minimum Flash Recycle Time 3.5 Second
Maximum Flash Recycle Time 30 Second
Autofocus Assist AF Assist Beam
Light Angle 0° Horizontal (Flash), 120° Horizontal (Flash), 150° Horizontal (Flash), 180° Horizontal (Flash), 30° Horizontal (Flash), 60° Horizontal (Flash), 75° Horizontal (Flash), 90° Horizontal (Flash)
Flash Modes Automatic, i-TTL, TTL
Lamp Type LED

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