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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

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.

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
     
    4.6

    (based on 82 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast recycling (64)
    • Easy to use (60)
    • Consistent output (52)
    • Durable (45)
    • Good power output (37)

    Cons

    • Not interchangeable (9)
    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Pricey / poor value (5)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (45)
    • Portraits (37)
    • Fill flash (36)
    • Photojournalism (35)
    • Night photography (26)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (56)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (31), Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (18), 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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    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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                5.0

                Worth the investment

                By Dan

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Portraits

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

                Not cheap but any means, and to some degree I think they're overprices, but if I'm shooting a 10-12 hour wedding, or I'm using speed lights for an extended portrait session, these things are indispensable. For one, they drastically improve recycle time for the SB-910, and they're extra insurance with eight more batteries. I load these with rechargeable Powerex batteries and just go.

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                5.0

                The best battery pack ever !!!

                By jc

                from alabaster, al.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Against Sun
                  • At Broad Daylight
                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

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

                  I used to carry a big heavy battery along with at least two assistants.But I saw the sd-9 and thought ..."this can be easy to carry and light weight..."Even I could carry on my own and save the assistants the trip.I took the sd-9 on a wedding and " I was blown away"The fast recycle and such light weight was something I've never experienced before !!But the images were EXCELLENT !! my bride was so please she even sent the images to a local magazine.If you are a one army photographer or just trying to buy something light weight with a super fast recycle time and get amazing results... THIS IS IT !! your search is over.

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                  5.0

                  Works with any issues

                  By JoePhoto

                  from Detroit

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

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

                    Use this product to get fast recycle time and it really works well.

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                    5.0

                    Reliable, Comfortable and Easy to use!

                    By A&L Adventures

                    from Winter Springs, Fl.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits

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

                      I use this battery pack primarily for indoor sporting events, team photos, banquets and small wedding events.
                      Long flexible cord and very easy to slip in either pocket.
                      Things that arent do great about it? Nothing so far

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                      5.0

                      delivers & works as discribed.must have

                      By leo

                      from oklahoma

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Great For Studio Work

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

                      very simple set up.shot over 700 photos @ event no battery issue with sd-9. nikon could have centered or designed to have contour once attached to camera. the Sanyo Eneloop AA Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (2000mAh, Blister Pack of 8) work great with sd-9.

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                      4.0

                      SD-9 Bat pack

                      By FM

                      from Lakewood, CO

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • Photojournalism

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

                      Added good extra hours to SB-910 use, a bit pricey but worth it if you need to keep shooting and don't have time to change batteries

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                      5.0

                      Fast and Reliable Power When You Need It

                      By Qikpic

                      from Laguna Niguel, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Portraits

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

                        I shoot a lot of events and being able to have a reliable power source that enables my SB-910 to recycle in milliseconds to a second, is a must. The SD-9 Battery Pack more that fulfills that requirement.

                        I also like the fact that it is not bulky or intrusive--getting in the way. Additionally using this power pack with Sanyo's Eneloop rechargeable batteries is a smart move.

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By WildWill

                        from San Luis Obispo, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash

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

                          worth the money if you are into bird photography and use a flash. This will help reduce the recycle time and keep you shooting longer.

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                          4.0

                          Incredible addition to my NIKON gear

                          By Klt

                          from Georgia

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Recycling

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use

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

                            This has been an awesome addition to my NIKON collection. As designed, it provides the additional flash power needed when shooting at weddings.

                            Thanks

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