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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 Battery Case for Four AA or AAA Batteries (Blue)
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 camera 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.
Flash Design and Output
  • Flash head tilts with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45 °, 60°, 75°, and 90° and rotates left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
  • A first for shoe-mounted flashes, a built-in cooling system enables over 100 consecutive bursts at full output without overheating
  • Running on four AA batteries, a quick recycle time of 1.8-2.6 seconds is possible. SB-5000 can also be powered via the optional SK-6 Power Bracket Unit and SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack to further reduce recycle times and increase the number of flashes per charge
  • Guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm or 180' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Manual power output from 1/1 to 1/256
  • Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/3 EV steps
  • Flash duration of 1/980 to 1/30,820 second depending on output setting
  • Full sync mode support is available with slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain options.
  • Coverage of 14-24mm in FX when using built-in wide-angle diffusion panel
  • 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
  • Updated flash design includes a backlit rear LCD panel, a dedicated Info button for fast access to commonly adjusted settings, and an auxiliary PC terminal for additional wired triggering options
  • Customize settings with Unified Flash Control using Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 software from a computer. Also, flash firmware can be updated through the camera
Wireless Flash Control
  • 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
  • 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
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 Battery Case for Four AA or AAA Batteries (Blue)

This Battery Case from Watson is an ideal way to protect and store up to four AA or AAA batteries. The case is small and portable, so you can easily carry spare batteries in your coat pocket or a small bag. This case keeps your spare batteries safe from unwanted contact, dust, and moisture.

Holds up to Four AA or AAA Batteries
Holds up to four AA or AAA batteries for when you need to transport extra power for portable electronics, or just need a convenient way to store batteries.
Portability
This small and portable case safely stashes batteries in a pocket or gear bag. Keep batteries together and organized instead of rolling around loose, so you can find them quickly and protect them from damage.
Snap-Tight Closure
The snap closure shuts tight and makes a snapping sound to let you know it's closed correctly, so your batteries don't go missing. Once the batteries are safely inside, they're held securely in place and won't make rattling noises.
UPC: 847628057333

Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Specs

Key Specs
Guide Number
113.19' / 34.5 m at ISO 100 (35 mm Position)
180.45' / 55 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
Auto Zoom Head
Yes
Bounce Head
-7 to +90°
Swivel Head
360°
Exposure Control
Nikon i-TTL, Manual
Wireless Operation
Radio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m (Commander, Slave)
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)
Internal Power
4x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
Off-Camera Terminal
PC
Flash Head
Guide Number
113.19' / 34.5 m at ISO 100 (35 mm Position)
180.45' / 55 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
Coverage
Full-Frame
24 to 200 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Angle of Coverage
12 to 84°
84 to 114° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom Head
Yes
Bounce Head
-7 to +90°
Swivel Head
360°
Flash Duration
1/980 to 1/30820 Second
Recycle Time
Approx. 1.8 to 2.6 Seconds
Secondary Illumination
No
Exposure Control
Exposure Control
Nikon i-TTL, Manual
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Power Range
1/1 to 1/256
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless Operation
Radio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m (Commander, Slave)
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)
Wireless Channels
4
Wireless Groups
6
Remote Timing Modes
Instant Sync
Skip Preflash
Power
Internal Power
4x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack Compatible
Yes
General
Mount
Shoe
Off-Camera Terminal
PC
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.9 x 5.4 x 4.1" / 73 x 137 x 103.5 mm
Weight
14.81 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.8 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 Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Charging Bays
8x AA, AAA
Supported Battery Chemistry
Ni-Cd, Ni-MH
Charging Voltage
1.5 VDC
Charging Amperage
250 to 500 mA
DC Input Power
VDC at 1300 mA
Charger Dimensions
7.8 x 3.1 x 1.2" / 198.00 x 79.00 x 31.00 mm
Charger Weight
4.2 oz / 120 g
General
Certifications
ETL, RoHS
*as per Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.9 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 Type
8 x AA
Battery Chemistry
NiMH
Battery Voltage
1.2 V
Battery Capacity
2000 mAh / 2.4 Wh
Capacity (mAh)
Minimum: 1900 mAh
Maximum Recharge Cycles
2100
General
Storage Temperature
68°F / 20°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.495 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 3.65 x 0.65"

Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes Specs

Modifier Type
Bounce Diffuser
Color Filter
Attachment Method
Hook & Loop
Dimensions
H: 7.5 x W: 6.5" / H: 19.1 x W: 16.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.75 x 5.8 x 0.85"

Vello Cinch Strap for Portable Flashes Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.75 x 3.1 x 0.85"

Watson Battery Case for Four AA or AAA Batteries (Blue) Specs

Key Specs
Color
Blue
Battery Compatibility
4x AA
or
4x AAA
Battery Compatibility
4x AA
or
4x AAA
Carry/Transport Options
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Environmental
IP Rating
No
Features
Security Lock
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.65 x 2.5 x 0.85"

Nikon SB-5000 Reviews

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will this flash work with STL on pocket wizard ...

will this flash work with STL on pocket wizard flex for nikon?
Asked by: kim
The Nikon version of the Flex TT5 can be used with the SB5000 in TTL mode or Manual mode.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-09-11

question

Does this flash have radio triggering capability when used with a Nikon D810?
Asked by: Anonymous
You would need the Nikon WR-A10 for the D810 in order to use radio triggering capability with this flash.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Compatible with d7500??? How many flashes in a ...

Compatible with d7500??? How many flashes in a row?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, the Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight will work on the Nikon D7500. You will be able to fire up to 100 consecutive full-power flashes.
Answered by: Davidb
Date published: 2024-01-11

question

Weight?
Asked by: John H.
Does the SB-5000 AF Speedlight work with a Quantum Turbo SC battery pack
Answered by: Tad B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is The Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Compatible ...

Is The Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Compatible With The Z8 Digital Camera?
Asked by: peter cologgi
Yes, Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight is compatible with Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-05-31

Will this flash work with a Z5? If not, what are ...

Will this flash work with a Z5? If not, what are other flash compatible to the Z5.
Asked by: Patricia
Yes the Nikon SB-5000 can work with Nikon Z mount camera such as the Z5.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-08-16

How does the SB-5000 AF speedlight work in burst ...

How does the SB-5000 AF speedlight work in burst mode? Is it able to keep up?
Asked by: Dulce
The SB-5000 is capable of handing up to 100 consecutive flashes.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-04-29

Can I use SB-5000 out of camera, controlled by ...

Can I use SB-5000 out of camera, controlled by WR-R11a on a D810?
Asked by: Clywton José de
Yes the WR-R11a will trigger select radio-enabled flash units such as the SB-5000. And the WR-R11a is compatible with the Nikon D810 camera.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-04-15
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