With a rated guide number of 92' at ISO 100 and 35mm, the SB-700 AF Speedlight from Nikon is a moderately compact flash unit packed with features for high-performance on-camera lighting capabilities. The flash is compatible with the i-TTL system for automatic metering with both FX- and DX-format cameras and is optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System for complete control over your lighting setup. Additionally, the auto zoom head has a coverage range of 24-120mm with FX-format cameras which can be extended down to 12mm with the use of the built-in wide-angle diffusion panel.
Complete bounce and swivel functionality is available for working in a variety of shooting situations. This allows users to tilt down to -7° and up to 90° as well as rotate left or right 180° for complete 360° coverage. Also, the SB-700 has three different illumination patterns, standard, even, and center-weighted, which help shape the light output for your specific needs. For wireless master TTL functionality, the speedlight utilizes a Commander Mode. In this mode users can access Advanced Wireless Lighting settings for controlling multiple off-camera flashes that can be set up in 2 groups (A, B) and one of 4 channels. The SB-700 also has a quick wireless control A:B ratio setting for quickly setting up and controlling multiple remote flashes.
Many other abilities are packed into this unit, including a stroboscopic repeating flash mode that can be set from 1-100 Hz. The SB-700 also has slow, Auto FP high-speed, first, and second curtain sync modes for achieving the desired creative look in your image. There are even red-eye reduction and red-eye reduction slow sync settings available. The flash itself is mounted to the camera or stand via a locking hot shoe and is powered by 4 AA batteries. And, depending on the type of battery used and the power setting, users can expect a recycle time of 2.5-3.5 seconds.
Included with the SB-700 AF Speedlight are a variety of useful tools and accessories. First, built into the flash alongside the wide-angle diffusion panel is a white slide-out bounce card for bouncing some light directly to the subject and creating catch lights. Also, there is a diffusion dome for softening the output of the flash and fluorescent and incandescent color correction filters for balancing the flash to ambient light. All of this, along with a stand, is packaged in the SS-700 Soft Case, designed specifically for the flash and accessories.
|Guide No.||92' (28.04 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position|
|Angle of Coverage||
60° - 18° Vertical
78° - 25° Horizontal
Wide-Angle Adapter: 120° - 100° Vertical
Wide-Angle Adapter: 130° - 110° Horizontal
|Vari-Power||1/1 - 1/128|
|Bounce Head||Yes, -7° to +90°|
|Swivel Head||Yes, 360°|
|Coverage||12 mm - 120 mm (Full frame)|
|Distance Range||2 to 66' (0.61 to 20.12 m)|
|Zoom Head||Full frame: 24 mm - 120 mm|
|Off Camera Terminal||Proprietary|
|Recycle Time||Approximately 2.5 - 3.5 seconds|
|Flash Duration||1/1042 - 1/40000 sec|
|Compensation||-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)|
Method: Optical pulse
Distance: Up to 32.81' / 10 m
|Wireless Communication Channels||4 Channels|
|Wireless Groups||2 Groups|
|Power Source||4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.8 x 5.0 x 4.1" / 71.0 x 126.0 x 104.5 mm|
|Weight||12.7 oz / 360 g without batteries|