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Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes

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  • For Nikon SB-900 and SB-910 Speedlights

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The Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack is used to greatly increase the number of flash firings of the SB-900 and SB-910 Speedlights, and also shortens the recycling time. It has a total capacity to hold 8 AA batteries, but can also be used with just 4 batteries. It can be used with any type AA battery, but provides the fastest recycling time when used with 4 quality AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.

Total minimum flash recycling time can be as fast as 1.0 seconds when used with AA Ni-MH batteries, and the capacity per round of batteries is about doubled. Batteries must be in place in the flash in order to operate.

Battery Performance Chart:

Batteries

Min. number of flashes/recycling time

AA-type Alkaline-manganese x 4

280/1.8 - 30 sec.

AA-type Lithium x 4

500/2.4 - 120 sec.

AA-type OxyrideTM x 4

280/1.4 - 30 sec.

AA-type Ni-MH (eneloop) x 4

350/1.1 - 30 sec.

AA-type Alkaline-manganese x 8

450/1.1 - 30 sec.

AA-type Lithium x 8

840/1.4 - 120 sec.

AA-type Oxyride x 8

440/1.0 - 30 sec.

AA-type Ni-MH (eneloop) x 8

520/1.0 - 30 sec.

UPC: 018208049523
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.6 x 2.4"
Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes
  • MS-SD9 Battery Holder for SD-9 Battery Pack
  • SS-SD9 Case
  • Connecting Cord
  • Threaded Attachment Mount
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonSD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes
     
    4.7

    (based on 91 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast recycling (71)
    • Easy to use (65)
    • Consistent output (55)
    • Durable (50)
    • Good power output (42)

    Cons

    • Not interchangeable (10)
    • Heavy / bulky (7)
    • Pricey / poor value (5)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (50)
    • Portraits (42)
    • Fill flash (40)
    • Photojournalism (38)
    • Night photography (29)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (63)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (19), Quality oriented (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    SD-9 Battery Pack is a Great Addition

    I am a wedding photographer and need fast cycle times and extended shooting times. Adding the SD-9 has reduced cycle times and eliminated my need to change batteries in my SB-900. The...Read complete review

    I am a wedding photographer and need fast cycle times and extended shooting times. Adding the SD-9 has reduced cycle times and eliminated my need to change batteries in my SB-900. The fabric case attaches nicely to my belt. The thermal protection on the SB-900 engages to quickly. Using the SD-9 extends the shooting time before the thermal protection engages. After four weddings using the SD-9 I have decided it is safe to turn off the thermal protection when using the SD-9. There is still an audible alarm when the thermal limit is exceeded, but it doesn't shut down the SB-900. The price was the only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars. But, if you do weddings with the SB-900, this is a must have battery pack.

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    Nikon SB-900 Eats Batteries

    The Nikon SB-900 seemed to eat more batteries compared to the other older Nikon flashes I own (SB-800, SB-80DX)...so I purchased the SD-9 Battery Pack (partly because...Read complete review

    The Nikon SB-900 seemed to eat more batteries compared to the other older Nikon flashes I own (SB-800, SB-80DX)...so I purchased the SD-9 Battery Pack (partly because Nikon would not approve using older battery packs I own like the SD-8A or the SD-7 on the SB-900). The very expensive SD-9 also eats batteries...just MORE of them...eight at a time!

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    5.0

    Great little companion

    By Keith

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

      I bought this to go with my (2) SB-910 and SB-900, will need to get one more to complete the set. Gives the flash that extra speed and endurance.

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      5.0

      A great addition to the SB910

      By vbsunset

      from Toronto

      Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

      For speedlite shooters, this battery pack is a gem. It dramatically shortens recycle time. I wouldn't do a studio shoot using the SB910's without it. If there is any minor negative, the velcro wrap straps are not very wide and won't fit around a larger lightstand leg. Consider using an empty lightstand sandbag to place it in and just hang the sandbag on the lightstand to avoid over-stretching the cord. fyi: I recommend the Eneloop Pro batteries by Panasonic. I've used the Sanyo Eneloops and have had too many duds.

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      5.0

      Works great

      By Rob

      from Boca Raton FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

        Shoot forever

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        more bang for the buck

        By queen

        from hahnville

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

          Before making this purchase from b&h, i had went to local shops. This product was either not in stock or over priced. I purchased it from b&h the same week i needed for a birthday shoot. As usual, my purchase came in on time, priced lower and packaged well.

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          5.0

          Outstanding performance

          By Paulrap

          from North Branford, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

            Just bought this to use with my SB900 strobes during a photoshoot with my new D750 and my D3s. The pack worked great and I didn't miss a shot. Highly recommended!

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            5.0

            This is the real deal and worth it

            By Gary

            from Northern Va.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

              I have used other after market battery packs like the quantams which are great, but expensive to rebuild when they wear out. I also purhased a cheap import version of the SB-8 to go with my SB800 flash. I decided to go with the real Nikon product when I bought a SB-910. The quality of the Nikon product build is light years ahead of the cheap import. I can usually shoot an entire wedding with the 4 AA's in the 910 and 4 or 8 in the battery pack, very quick recycle time, I never have to wait for the flash. Replacing the rechargeable AA's is cheap compared to rebuilding my quantam.

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              5.0

              SB-910

              By L-Boogie

              from Glendale

              Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

              Great product with all the necessary features!

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              5.0

              A smart addition to one's gear

              By Alfredo

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output

              Cons

              • Not Interchangeable
              • Over Priced

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

              I purchased this product in order to shoot a Sweet 16 party without the worry of having to change batteries. I shot 450 pics without any problem. Although the Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack is 75% more expensive than another brand, I don't regret spending the extra money. It worked well and got the job done. I like that it is small enough to fit into my jacket pocket.

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              5.0

              Excellent for a fast shooter

              By wildlifer

              from Miami, Fl

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Recycling
              • Powerful Output

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash

              Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

              Extends my battery life when I'm out in the field shooting wildlife

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              • No

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              5.0

              A must have

              By SAB

              from Fairfield, CT

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                An excellent addition when shooting large events, instant flash recovery and no need to stop and change batteries.

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                4.0

                Extra power when you need it

                By yulephoto

                from Worland, WY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                  Using this with the Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight. The battery pack is lightweight, has a convenient belt loop and velcro for attaching to yourself or a tripod. Also extends the number of flash fires very well. Impressed, simple.

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                  5.0

                  Best Choice

                  By Javi

                  from Houston TX

                  Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                  After using this Battery Pack from Nikon I have not need to replace my batteries in my Flash in the middle of the actions, it will last all night. The recycling time is so much faster, is worth every penny.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic addition!

                  By TeamGreene

                  from Boston, MA

                  Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                  Added this to my lineup of equipment and it wa the best thing I've done. The recycle time is super fast. I use eight batteries in the pack and then the four in my sb910. Lasts about three four-hour receptions. Very lightweight and fits nicely in my ShootSac.

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                  5.0

                  A must have if using speed lights a lot

                  By Patrick

                  from Westland, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short Cord

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                  This unit is light weight and hold 8 batteries which allows for an almost instant recharge of the speed light. I never had to wait to use my flash when shooting outdoor portraits. The velcro loop on the case is strong and holds the unit where you put it and out of the way. It is easy to load and lightweight.

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                  4.0

                  excellent

                  By deb

                  from manassas va

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output

                  Cons

                  • Not Interchangeable

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                  I use it for my 910 and its fabulous

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                  5.0

                  A must have

                  By J Elston

                  from Los Angeles, Ca

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                      I bought this battery pack for those days that I have long shoots and will be using my flash a lot. I used it recently on a shoot with over 500 pictures taken, and I had plenty of power left in my flash. Also having the fast recycle time is awesome.

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                      5.0

                      Works great, simple and effective.

                      By AxPhoto

                      from Leesburg, VA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photojournalism

                        Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                        Doesn't get any simpler than this. Either strap it on your belt, or if you like really heavy things you can attach it to the camera. I like the belt. I've done several shoots with it, one Bar Mitzvah and one wedding and still haven't used up the batteries.

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                        5.0

                        good accessory

                        By Charley

                        from Surprise, AZ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful Output

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                          Great power pack. Nice and light. able to attach it to my belt. Using enloop batteries, I have not been able to drain the batteries. this thing must enable hundreds of flashes.

                          the only drawback is one needs to keep batteries in the flash. Using a 910 flash with batteries along with a Nikon D800 and moderately long lens is a heavy combo.

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                          5.0

                          BRIGHT AS DAY

                          By TIMETRAVELER

                          from UNION HALL, VIRGINIA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • 3 Aa Battery Options
                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful Output
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Only Aa Battery Power

                          Best Uses

                          • Dark Caves Canyons
                          • Distance 200mm Coverage
                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Portraits
                          • Weddings Events

                          Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                          I purchased the SD-9 for back-up when I am shooting in canyons and caves. As the unit is extremely lightweight and attaches to the camera itself no more heavy weighted units to deal with . Easy to use, comes with everything you need except batteries. Here I wish Nikon would adapt a holder for high performance battery same as the camera uses. Although output is still good with the AA battery options. Recycling time is very good and the coverage distance provides more than enough light even at midnight or deep in a sheltered cave. Photographing events is made easy when light-power is available instantly. The case is high grade nylon with belt attachment velcro, so you have the option for off camera usage .

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                          5.0

                          Awesome

                          By Al

                          from Tampa, fl

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Recycling

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Nikon SD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes:

                          When taking pictures of a baby or pet I often get the best poses just after the flash has gone off. Shooting without a battery pack I often missed these because the flash was not ready. With the SD-9 the reduced recycle time means I don't have to wait to take another shot.

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