Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Essential Portrait Kit

BH #NISB5000EK (B&H Kit)
Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Essential Portrait Kit
Key Features
  • Light Bouncer and Cinch Strap
  • Eight-Bay AA/AAA Rapid Battery Charger
  • Eight AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries
  • Two AA Battery Cases
Create a beautiful yet simple on-camera lighting setup with this Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Essential Portrait Kit from B&H. It stars the flagship SB-5000 speedlight and combines it with a light bouncer for soft, bounced light that is flattering to your subject. Also, the kit includes an eight-bay rapid charger, eight AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, and two AA battery cases.
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Nikon SB-5000 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • 3Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
  • 4Watson CX AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (1.2V, 2000mAh, 8-Pack)
  • 5Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
  • 6Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes
  • 7Watson 4 AA or AAA Battery Case (Blue)

Create a beautiful yet simple on-camera lighting setup with this Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Essential Portrait Kit from B&H. It stars the flagship SB-5000 speedlight and combines it with a light bouncer for soft, bounced light that is flattering to your subject. Also, the kit includes an eight-bay rapid charger, eight AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, and two AA battery cases.

Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight

Nikon has reimagined both on- and off-camera lighting with the SB-5000 AF Speedlight, which brings revolutionary radio control to the Creative Lighting System with Advanced Wireless Lighting and comes equipped with a world's first shoe-mounted flash cooling system that enables up to 100 consecutive full-power flashes. These features alone are enough to put it at the top of the speedlight heap, but the SB-5000 doesn't rest and provides a powerful guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm while also shrinking in overall size compared to its predecessors.

Of course, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight is fully compatible with Nikon's i-TTL automatic exposure system found in a majority of their cameras for fast, accurate operation. The radio control implemented in the SB-5000 requires a compatible DSLR using the WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller in order to fully realize the power of the system. This enables the camera and flash to wirelessly control up to six groups of flashes from up to 98' away, without requiring any line of sight. Also, the SB-5000 and the radio system are fully compatible with the existing optical triggering method of older units and can even be mixed and matched for maximum versatility.

Designed for reliability as well as versatility, the innovative built-in cooling system of the SB-5000 is a first for shoe-mounted flashes. It vents heat quickly and efficiently, allowing you to fire up to 100 consecutive full power flashes without issue. It also means that the flash can be made smaller without compromising performance. This new design also ensures speedy and intuitive operation, implementing an Info button for fast access to some of your most commonly used settings.

As a standard flash the SB-5000 will not disappoint, providing a wide ranging zoom head of 24-200mm which can be extended down to 14mm with use of the built-in diffusion panel. The head will also tilt from -7 to +90° and rotate left and right 180° for complete bounce capabilities. Full sync mode support is available with slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain options.

The flash has a quick recycle time of 1.8-2.6 seconds and runs on four AA batteries. It can be powered by select external battery packs. A PC terminal can be found on the SB-5000 for further triggering options and it comes with a stand, diffusion dome, fluorescent and incandescent filters, and a soft case.

Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting when used with a D5 or D500 DSLR equipped with WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller and WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter
Radio triggering range of 98' with no line-of-sight requirement and with control over 6 groups of flashes
Shoe-mount flash cooling system with a heat-shedding design enables over 100 bursts at full output without overheating
Guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm or 180' at ISO 100 and 200mm
Coverage of 14-24mm in FX when using built-in wide-angle diffusion panel
Manual power output from 1/1 to 1/256
Light distribution angle is automatically adjustable to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats with standard, even, and center-weighted options
Wireless Commander TTL capabilities with both optical and radio trigger options
Commander Mode to set up optical wireless flashes in 3 groups and in one of 4 channels
Control and mix optical and radio flashes
Backlit rear LCD panel
Customize settings with Unified Flash Control and a personal computer with version 2.23 or later of Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 software installed
Flash head tilts with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45 °, 60°, 75°, and 90°
Flash head rotates left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Info button for fast access to commonly adjusted settings
Works with SK-6 Power Bracket Unit and SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
Flash-ready indicator lights
Flash duration of 1/980 to 1/30,820 second depending on output setting
AF-assist light, modeling illuminator, monitor pre-flashes, and test firing settings
Automatic color filter detection for adjusting the camera's color temperature settings
Firmware can be updated through camera
UPC: 018208048151

Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries

The Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries charges up to 8 AA or AAA size nickel-metal hydride or nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Charging time ranges from 3.6-4.6 hr for AA batteries, and 1.6-2 hr for AAA's. Eight individual LCD indicators give the charging status for each battery. Patented technology permits the charging of different sizes and types of battery simultaneously--charge a AA with a AAA, or an NiMH with an NiCd.

The charger's intelligent microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery while preventing overcharging, thanks to Delta Voltage Protection. The Safety Timer with Automatic Timer Shut-Off senses when batteries are fully charged and ceases charging. Automatic Charge Current Selection automatically chooses the optimal current for the batteries you're charging. Reverse Polarity Protection and Alkaline and Bad Battery Protection safeguard the charger and your batteries against damage when batteries are installed improperly. There's also a discharge function, allowing you to refresh the batteries prior to charging.

The charger features an icon that shifts up and down during discharging, and stops shifting when discharge is complete. This icon also displays battery capacity while charging. The full-battery icon lights up when the batteries are fully charged. A flashing full-battery icon indicates an abnormality, such as the presence of a bad or alkaline battery, and at this point the charger will cease its operation. The charger is powered by an included external AC adapter with switching 100-240V power for worldwide use, or by the 12-24V DC cord which can plug into your car's cigarette lighter for charging on-the-go.

Charges up to 8 AA or AAA size nickel-metal hydride or nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries.
Charging time ranges from 3.6-4.6 hr for AA batteries, and 1.6-2 hr for AAA's.
Eight individual LCD indicators give the charging status for each battery.
Patented technology permits the charging of different sizes and types of battery simultaneously--charge a AA with a AAA, or an NiMH with an NiCd.
Intelligent microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery while preventing overcharging, thanks to Delta Voltage Protection. The Safety Timer with Automatic Timer Shut-Off senses when batteries are fully charged and ceases charging.
Automatic Charge Current Selection automatically chooses the optimal current for the batteries you're charging.
Reverse Polarity Protection and Alkaline and Bad Battery Protection safeguard the charger and your batteries against damage when batteries are installed improperly.
There's also a discharge function, allowing you to refresh the batteries prior to charging.
Has an icon that shifts up and down during discharging, and stops shifting when discharge is complete. This icon also displays battery capacity while charging. The full-battery icon lights up when the batteries are fully charged. A flashing full-battery icon indicates an abnormality, such as the presence of a bad or alkaline battery, and at this point the charger will cease its operation.
Powered by an included external AC adapter with switching 100-240V power for worldwide use, or by the 12-24V DC cord which can plug into your car's cigarette lighter for charging on-the-go.
UPC: 847628532922

Watson CX AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (1.2V, 2000mAh, 8-Pack)

Keep your photo, video, and audio devices running longer with the 8-pack of CX AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries from Watson. These batteries have a long shelf life due to their low self-discharge, and they can be recharged up to 2100 times to provide you with many years of use. Even after ten years in storage, they retain 70% of their charge, and they come charged and ready to use in temperatures as low as -4° Fahrenheit.

UPC: 847628009097

Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes

This Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes spreads and redirects the light from a portable flash to soften the quality of light and distribute it over a wider area. No exposure compensation is necessary with automatic flashes, but operating distances will be somewhat reduced.

The Light Bouncer can be used with slaves, or alone where low ceilings are not available, or where more direct but soft fill light is desired. It attaches to the flash head in seconds with the included touch-tab fasteners.

The silver insert adds a specular look to highlights. The gold insert adds a warm tone to the scene, particularly useful for outdoor fill-flash. These inserts attach with touch-tab fasteners to the bounce surface of the Light Bouncer to further modify the light.

Fits nearly any portable flash
Lightweight and portable
Attaches quickly and easily
Includes gold and silver reflectors to enhance skin tones and other lighting scenarios
UPC: 847628028937

Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes

Vello's Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes makes it easy to quickly attach accessories to your portable flash. It simply wraps around the head of your portable flash, eliminating the need for messy self-adhesive loops. Compatible with most on-camera shoe mounted flashes. It easily allows attachment of such Vello products as:

  • FD-200 Light Bouncer
  • FD-210 / Light Bouncer Plus
  • FD-300 Universal Softbox Small
  • FD-310 Universal Softbox Medium
  • FD-320 Universal Softbox Large
  • FD-400 5" Snoot/Reflector
  • FD-410 8" Snoot/Reflector
  • FD-500 Fabric Softbox
  • FD-600 Honeycomb Grip 1/8"
  • FD-610 Honeycomb Grip 1/4"
  • FD-700 Light Shapers

UPC: 847628029040

Watson 4 AA or AAA Battery Case (Blue)

This blue Watson 4 AA or AAA Battery Case has a compact form factor for easy storage in your pocket or a gear bag—eliminating the need to root for loose batteries when you need them. Made with a hard plastic exterior and a molded silicon interior, the case has a solid snap closure that keeps your batteries secure.

UPC: 847628581913

Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number113.19' / 34.5 m at ISO 100 (35 mm Position)
180.45' / 55 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
24 to 200 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Angle of Coverage12 to 84°
84 to 114° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/980 to 1/30820 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 1.8 to 2.6 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual, Nikon i-TTL
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/256
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m (Commander, Slave)
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups6
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalPC
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.9 x 5.4 x 4.1" / 73 x 137 x 103.5 mm
Weight14.81 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.45 x 4.6 x 4.55"

Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries Specs

Charger
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Input Power VAC50 / 60 Hz
Charging Bays8 x AA, AAA
Supported Battery ChemistryNi-Cd, Ni-MH
Charging Voltage1.5 VDC
Charging Amperage250 to 500 mA
DC Input Power VDC at 1300 mA
Charger Dimensions7.8 x 3.1 x 1.2" / 198.00 x 79.00 x 31.00 mm
Charger Weight4.2 oz / 120 g
General
CertificationsETL, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 6.55 x 3.8"

Watson CX AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (1.2V, 2000mAh, 8-Pack) Specs

Battery
Battery Type8 x AA
Battery ChemistryNiMH
Battery Voltage1.2 V
Capacity (mAh)2000 mAh
Capacity (mAh)Minimum: 1900 mAh
Capacity (Wh)2.4 Wh
Maximum Recharge Cycles2100
General
Storage Temperature68°F / 20°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.495 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 3.65 x 0.65"

Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes Specs

Modifier TypeBounce Diffuser
Color Filter
Attachment MethodHook & Loop
DimensionsH: 7.5 x W: 6.5" / H: 19.1 x W: 16.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.75 x 5.8 x 0.85"

Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.75 x 3.1 x 0.85"

Watson 4 AA or AAA Battery Case (Blue) Specs

General
Battery Type4 x AA, AAA
MaterialPlastic
Closure TypeSnap Fastener
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.5 x 2 x 0.5" / 6.35 x 5.08 x 1.27 cm
Weight0.4 oz / 11 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.25 x 2.6 x 0.8"
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