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NikonSB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash
 
4.8

(based on 350 reviews)

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    (302)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (176)
  • Good power output (132)
  • Durable (80)
  • Attach securely (52)
  • Consistent output (51)

Cons

  • Heavy (21)
  • Heavy / bulky (14)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Short battery life (7)
  • Price (5)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (158)
  • Family photos (109)
  • Low light (109)
  • General purpose (68)
  • Outdoor events / games (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (103), Semi-pro photographer (81), Photo enthusiast (67), Tech savvy (26), Film professional (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (304), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Buy Two.

Two of these and a couple Octoboxes and you're in business. I have an SB 800 and now this second flash, the SB 910. The SB 800 has proven to be a reliable...Read complete review

Two of these and a couple Octoboxes and you're in business. I have an SB 800 and now this second flash, the SB 910. The SB 800 has proven to be a reliable flash for me for years - The SB 910 is even better and only requires four AA's for maximum performance instead of five like the older model SB 800. I use the SU 800 Commander to remotely fire them. In large buildings or outside you will need an RF setup - but in the studio the SB 910 like the SB 800 responds instantly to the SU 800's infrared signals.

I shoot direct and with softboxes like the Octobox at 1/16th power and still rarely need to raise the camera ISO above 200 unless I really need the depth of field. Or I could switch to full power or anything in-between on the SB 910. At 1/16th power, the recycle time is virtually instantaneous and the batteries last a long long time. Only a pro shooting thousands of shots at full power in a day might need an auxiliary battery pack.

Incidentally, and it may be a bit counter intuitive, but inside a 40" Octobox you should select 105mm on the head zoom - but do your own tests.

You can spend weeks familiarizing yourself with all the features of the SB 910 - I'll let you do that - I'm too busy using it just in manual mode. Remember, one of the advantages of digital photography is the ability to check your exposures in real time and fine tune your camera/flash settings. But if you have critical shooting to do, out of the studio, then every imagined auto setting and override is available. I suggest you start by selecting those sections of the instruction manual that address what you want to do rather than trying to figure it out from the LCD menus :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as expected

One of my SB-800s went bad, so I figured it was time to upgrade anyway. Bought 2 SB-910s. I was disappointed with the performance on the first couple outings.
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One of my SB-800s went bad, so I figured it was time to upgrade anyway. Bought 2 SB-910s. I was disappointed with the performance on the first couple outings.

The first was a quick formal session inside a church. I was using one on-camera, one off-camera to light. I was surprised how slow the recycle time was. I only had them at 1/16 and 1/8.

The second session was an indoor portrait (fun) session with a girl. Single bounce light from camera. Now, it was pretty dark in this particular building, but again, the recycle time was slow. Not only slow to recycle, but I unknowingly ended up with some dark frames.

If the review was based only on performance, I would give it just 1 star. I gave it 3 just because the ease of use factor. The remote set up is so much easier than previous models. With that said, I want something that will consistently flash on demend, and I'm unhappy with this product. I'd feel more confident with my 800s.

By the way, I'm a full time professional with two busy studios, and I'm very hard on my flash units. I'm disappointed that I can't get some thing more like the SB-800. I loved that 5th battery add on. That completely changed the was that unit worked for us. Why not offer that on the 900 and 910?

BH was great as usual. Shipped that day. Got it two days later.

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5.0

Does it all!

By Avatarsound

from Salem

Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

My D3S is very light-sensitive and does a pretty good job in low light, but I had to shoot the group of people in a room with bright lighting alongside and I really wanted this group portrait to be good quality that was well lit. So I mounted The SB 910 and bounced the light off the ceiling it was perfect and it took me so little time to doctor up the photo in Lightroom - it saved me all kinds of time! I love it, and I would recommend it to anyone. It has tremendous capability.

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5.0

Does it all!

By Avatarsound

from Salem

Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

My D3S is very light-sensitive and does a pretty good job in low light, but I had to shoot the group of people in a room with bright lighting alongside and I really wanted this group portrait to be good quality that was well lit. So I mounted The SB 910 and bounced the light off the ceiling it was perfect and it took me so little time to doctor up the photo in Lightroom - it saved me all kinds of time! I love it, and I would recommend it to anyone. It has tremendous capability.

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5.0

A Master Piece of Equipment

By Stealth

from Payson, AZ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

      Excellent Product!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Wonderful flash

      By Lurena

      from Suffolk, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

        This flash is very easy to use with the variety of settings. Very durable, as well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I just had to have one!!!

        By Imageguy

        from Kingston, Jamaica

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

          A photographer friend of mine had an SB-910 Flash which I once borrowed for a shoot. It performed so well it exceeded my expectations! The shoot was a fashion show and I was amazed at how well the flash performed for subjects near and far, as well as the fast recycle time. The bounce capability works very well giving a really nice soft light.

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          5.0

          Everything one expects...

          By Robo31542

          from Western North Dakota

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Great Gn Lots Of Power
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

            Out of the box and on to the camera, the SB910 performed exactly as advertised. I used it for football (half the game played under lights, volleyball, and cross country (awards ceremony in shadows. At max power, 1/250, and ISO 500, it perfectly illuminated players close to 100 feet from the camera. In volleyball it compensated for three different types of lighting, and as a fill flash got me perfect exposures from about 10 feet in a day with bright sunshine, but subject in shade.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Flash with the reaction and reach!

            By yulephoto

            from Worland, WY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

            Using this flash primarily with my Nikon D800, 70-200mm f2.8 - This has the power to reach out to 200mm with no problem, and light is very consistent. The flash recycle time on this unit is right on cue with the camera on high speed. Very pleased. The only downside is the size, it's fairly large, but it needs to be to put out the power. I recommend the SD-9 battery pack as well.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great!

            By Shannon

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

              Easy to use and great results!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great speed light!

              By Gepdk

              from US

              Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

              Light was great as expected and B&H got it to us quickly and with free delivery.

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              5.0

              Great addition to my camera

              By thedeano

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                I shoot with the D810 and this is my flash. It is easy to use and produces amazing quality. I have used it for portrait work on and off of the camera. It truly brings the details to light!

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                • No

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                5.0

                It just works!

                By Shuttermedic

                from Albany Ny

                Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                Very easy to setup and use and get amazing results

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                5.0

                Really happy with my purchase.

                By Cam enthusiast

                from Aurora, il

                Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                I really love the SB-910. It was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad that I made the purchase. It is very powerful and is capable of a lot of things.

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                5.0

                Great product....No overheating!

                By Steve

                from Fenton

                Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                The SB910 does not overheat like my SB900! As a wedding photographer... That's a tremendous relief!

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                5.0

                Great speed light!

                By Photogirl989

                from Midland, MI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Powerful Output

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                  I've only had the chance to use it once at a wedding, but the flash was great! I own 2 SB700's and love both of them but needed a more powerful light. I'm happy with my purchase!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Amazing

                  By Faux toe

                  from California

                  Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                  Incredible power and versatility with awe inspiring functions.

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                  5.0

                  Best nikon Flash

                  By riptides

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits
                    • Wedding photography
                    • Weddong

                    Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                    I have been using the SB-910 for sometime and so far I can't find anything wrong with. I have used it while photographing weddings and have not had it over heat like my SB-900.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Meets All Expectations

                    By Terry

                    from Orinda, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Nikon System Integration
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                      This flash does it all for my needs. There are no compromises.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Solid performer

                      By Photog25

                      from NJ

                      Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                      A very dependable and powerful speed light. I have had several Nikon speed lights and they never disappoint.

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                      5.0

                      I would upgrade this product

                      By Pelaez

                      from SF CA

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                        One year ago, I bought the Nikon SB-700 AF TTL SPEEDLIGHT. Now I decided to buy SB-910 because I want to use two flashes at the same time.

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                        5.0

                        Easy to use with awesome results

                        By Mark Hollingsworth Photography

                        from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon SB-910 AF Speedlight i-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                          I was using a different make of off camera flash when both of the broke during a shoot. Took a step up with the SB-910 and love the results and ease of use.

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                          • No

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