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NikonSD-9 Battery Pack for SB-910 and SB-900 Flashes
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

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    (26)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast recycling (61)
  • Easy to use (57)
  • Consistent output (49)
  • Durable (42)
  • Good power output (35)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • General purpose (43)
  • Fill flash (35)
  • Photojournalism (34)
  • Portraits (34)
  • Night photography (24)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (31), Semi-pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (17), 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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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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                      5.0

                      Great add-on to my SB-910

                      By canadaphotoguy123

                      from Toronto, Ontario

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

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

                        Great for decreasing recycle times on my SB-910 and also for extending battery life and duration of shots for my workshops.

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                        5.0

                        A necessary tool

                        By PhotoBean

                        from Chicopee, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

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

                          This battery pack makes it so that I don't have to worry about my flashes loosing battery power while I'm in the middle of shooting. Great feeling when shooting family formals at a wedding!

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                          5.0

                          Handy

                          By Joe

                          from Sackets Harbor, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

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

                            Used on my Wimberly rig, attached to the leg of a tripod, w/ big glass.Case is snug, which I like. Pack last a LONG time and is light, even w/ AA batteries. The power cord is ample in length, giving the user plenty of options for attachments.

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                            5.0

                            Compact, Very Fast

                            By Hecky

                            from Aliso Viejo, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • General Use
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Weddings

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

                              I use this for shooting events and weddings. For speed and to minimize or eliminate flash overheating.

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                              5.0

                              Greatly Improved Recycle Time

                              By JAK

                              from Rayville, MO

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              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:

                                I bought this with the SB-910 AF, in order to shoot fast changing action on stage. I needed the very short recycle times. I used NiMH batteries, and at times it recycled fast enough to shoot continuously every 1/2 second or so.

                                Compared to the competition, this unit is more expensive, but study the recycle time ratings: no other battery pack will get you the short recycles, at least from looking at the specifications (I haven't tried the cheaper alternatives).

                                The form and packaging are superb, the durability looks great, and the battery trays are very well made, durable, easy to load.

                                I can't think of a single CON about this unit.

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