Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras

Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras

Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 164' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-180mm (18mm with Panel)
  • Tilts -7 to 90° & Rotates 270°
  • Wireless Slave Functionality
  • 2" Rear Backlit LCD & PC Sync Port
  • Built-In Reflector & Diffuser
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-3 Seconds
  • AF Assist and 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries or External Pack
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Bolt VX-710 Overview

  • 1Description

The VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon from Bolt is a dedicated flash for use with Nikon DSLR or point-and-shoot cameras. The VX-710N features a guide number of 164' at ISO 100 and an adjustable tilt head with six positions: -7 to 90°. The -7° downward tilt allows you to fully illuminate your subject when shooting close-up. You can also twist it to the left up to 90° and to the right up to 180°. It covers a 24-180mm range (in 35mm full frame format) and extends to 18-180mm with the diffuser panel in place. In auto mode the zoom range is stepless, it does not set at 24mm, 35mm, etc, but matches the exact focal length of the zoom lens for optimal lighting. The flash supports rear curtain synchronization for shooting at slower shutter speeds. The VX-710N is equipped with wireless (optical) manual slave function.

The VX-710N has an autofocus assist for low-light photography, and an automatic power-saving function that turns the flash off when it's inactive. It is powered by four AA batteries (not included), with a flash duration between 1/800 and 1/20,000 of a second. A convenient HV port allows you to connect the flash to an external power source, such as the Bolt Cyclone, for extended usage and faster recycling. The included stand allows you to set the flash up on a flat surface or to attach it to a tripod head, light stand, or clamp that has a standard 1/4"-20 mount.


This on-camera flash is fully compatible with Nikon i-TTL.
The guide number for this flash is 164' (50 m) at 50mm and ISO 100.
The adjustable six-position flash head can be tilted up -7-90°, left 0-90° and right 0-180°. It has an automatic and manual 24-180mm zoom head. The -7° downward tilt allows you to fully illuminate your subject when shooting close-up.
FV Lock, Red-eye Reduction and Flash Exposure Bracketing are supported if your specific Nikon camera has those functions.
The VX-710N is equipped with a wireless (optical) manual slave function, allowing you to fire the flash remotely. Using the optical slave feature, the VX-710N can be set to fire whenever it detects a signal from the master flash. This works optically - when one flash unit "sees" another flash firing, it will instantaneously fire along with it.
The 2.0" rear backlit LCD Display allows you to easily make adjustments in low light and clearly see what your flash is set to for accurate readings.
With eight different manual power levels you can easily change from full to 1/128 power and fine tune your levels in increments of 1/3.
With a built-in autofocus-assist beam you can shoot in low-light conditions, using the beam to aid your camera's AF modes.
A PC sync terminal and included 12" cable allows you to easily shoot with the VX-710N off of the camera for increased versatility.
An HV port on the side of the flash allows you to connect the VX-710N to an external power source, such as the Bolt Cyclone, for extended use and faster recycling time. The HV port utilizes a Canon CZ-type connection.
This flash supports rear-curtain sync.
A built-in reflector allows you to enhance the light coming from your flash and the diffuser panel, which extends the flash range to wide-angle 18mm, also softens the light for more flattering shadows and images.
Lock mode prevents inadvertent operation of the flash unit and overheating protection mode offers warnings when the flash is operating continuously with a chance of overheating and will temporarily disable the flash if temperatures are too high.
The automatic power-saving function turns the flash off to conserve power, allowing you to shoot longer.
UPC: 847628554122
In the Box
Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras
  • 12" PC Sync Cord
  • Soft Case
  • Flash Mount Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Bolt VX-710 Specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 164.04' / 50 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Exposure Control Manual, i-TTL
    Vari-Power 1/1 to 1/128
    Bounce Head -7 to +90°
    Swivel Head 180°
    Coverage 18 - 180 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 180 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 to 3 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/800 to 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Skip Preflash
    Power Source 4 x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 5.7 x 4.7" / 78.7 x 144.8 x 119.4 mm
    Weight 14.39 oz / 407.96 g Without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 5.0 x 3.8"

    Bolt VX-710 Reviews

    VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 32.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Flash for the Price I purchased this flash to use at a company sales meeting. I used it both inside and out. The tilting head and adjustable intensity are good features. The only thing I didn't like about the flash was that it beeped. When it is powered on and when changing the focal length it made a beeping noise. This is an annoying feature when in a conference type setting. It is a bit of a battery hog, so I would recommend an external battery pack or at the very least, an extra set of batteries. Overall it is a good flash for the money and I would recommend it to other users.
    Date published: 2014-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a Happy Flasher Powerful, easy to use. I shoot manual mode and the buttons and menus are super quick and simple to use. Surprisingly the built in diffuser is pretty good! I prefer it over the optional snap on diffuser made for it by Bolt. No need to pay twice the price for a flash to have the Brand name on the front, this will cover whatever you need. I've had it for about 6 months now and I've used it in many settings and it does great. Battery life is excellent. I've used the slave feature on a couple of occasions and it fired every time. The little stand that comes with it mounts easily to a spare tripod or threaded light stand so you can use the flash as an off board flash as well. I don't shoot in auto mode but I assume it would perform just fine. It's everything I need and expect from a camera mounted flash.
    Date published: 2013-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful flash I give the Bolt VX-710n flash 5 stars as it is a great value for the money - One typically pays big dollars for a guide number of 164 at iso 100 but not so with the Bolt. The other thing that really impresses me with the Bolt is the buttons and menu system. The On and OFF button is super easy and nice - then as I mostly shoot in manual mode - it is just a quick one touch to go up or down in flash strength. I have several other flashes and buttons tiny and to go up is easy but say I wanted to go to 1/4 from 1/8 th - I have to go a full circle as it only increases and then starts over - My Canon 430 has buttons that are so resessed that it is so hard to press them - The button son the Bolt VX-710N are super easy to use - I am very impressed with the power output - So for the money I think this is one of the most powerful flashes in that size and TTL and has nice menu system and easty to control buttons. One thing I noticed is that the flash head is a bit larger than say the Canon 430 or 580 or Nikon SB flashes but just a bit - I say this as some accessories might not fit - my most valuable addon to my flashes is the Gary Fong Lightsphere and it is a bit tight on but does fit which is awesome as I always have those on unless I am using a snoot. I understand Bolt is a B&H brand so a great company behind this product even though it is made in China - As I shoot mostly in Manual mode and with wireless triggers I do not see the need to go with the great Nikon SB910 or some of the other more expensive flashes - they are good flashes - but if one is using these outside alot and needs quite a few or might drop one every now and then and yes still needs a powerful flash then this is a great value for the money.
    Date published: 2013-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME FLASH!!! Better than Nikon, in my opinion... We got a pair of these to supplement our Nikon SB700 for a wedding and were not really sure how they would work out... Now that we've gotten to use the Bolt flashes, we are getting rid of the Nikon. These are that good! These things are bright, super easy to use (we're talking one button to change the power... No menus to work through), lightweight, durable, etc. They are pretty big, but that goes with the territory for any high-powered flash. All of our future flashes will be Bolts. We love them! The ONLY thing I don't love is that these have a threaded connection to mount them on the hot-shoe, as opposed the the lever that Nikon uses. Not a big deal, but it makes it a little slow to swap out--though it definitely feels really secure when it's mounted and tightened on.
    Date published: 2015-06-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Specs look good, like online dating I wanted a cheaper alternative to the nikon version which is the sb910. So i said, what the heck, lets try it. By the way, I was going to use this for wedding photography. So I received the flash from UPS, opened the box like a kid on christmas and started to play with my new toy. The flash is cool, it is powerful, but it feels really cheap. nothing like the nikon or canon brnads. It feels like it might bust. Light output i felt was inconsistent and had a center hot spot.
    Date published: 2014-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item I definitely appreciated the advise given to me by the B&H representative. I came to the store with two different flash that I thought would be good to use with my Nikon. However, when I explained the situations in which the flash would be used, the rep told me of a different flash that would be more appropriate for my needs & within my budget. I love it & am so appreciative of being directed to the right item.
    Date published: 2013-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs better then I thought it would Performed very well in manual mode and outstanding in TTL. The auto zoom feature tracked correctly and the LED is easy to read. For the money this is a great flash.
    Date published: 2013-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent but longer recycle time You get what you pay for. Decent but lacks all the tools of Nikon flashes. I shoot wedding so I need quicker recycle times.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
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    Is the PC terminal male or female? I can't really tell from the product shot
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The PC terminal on the Bolt VX-710N is female.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    can i control light intensity in this? I am going to use it along with ambient light. Also I want to use it for technical purpose where my object is closely located (1.5 m). I basically want it as i need constant intensity for clicking images.
    Asked by: Aakarsha S.
    The intensity is automatically controlled depending on the distance you are from your subject. As long as you have it in ttl mode.
    Answered by: Elisha B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does the VX-7100 work on the D80?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Bolt VX-710N is compatible with the Nikon D80.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I purchased 2 of the bolt 760n speedlites. And now i find out they don't have an automated distance scale like the nikon sb-900 has; why is that? And what can i do or buy to get that information?
    Asked by: vinny t.
    Unfortunately, there is no distance scale offered separately for this flash. Bolt has not shared a reason why this feature was left out during their development process.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is it compatible with d200?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this will be compatible with the D200.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I have VX-710N Bolt flash. If I wanted to purchase and use the Bolt Cyclone PP-310 compact battery pack, what specific cord do I need? Is it the same Bolt cord that connects Cyclone to a Nikon brand flash? Thank you!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Bolt CZ2 HV Locking Flash Power Cable, B&H # BOCZ2, would be the correct cable for use with the Bolt VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon. The cord is compatible for the Bolt VX-710 flashes for both Nikon and Canon.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    If I get the Bolt external battery pack does this flash have a setting to use the power from the battery pack first?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    When using an external battery pack, the AA batteries within the flash itself will serve two purposes; the first is to complete/maintain a circuit within the flash so that the external flash can fire, and the second is to power the LCD/secondary aspects of the flash. The external battery pack will power the output. You must use fresh AA batteries. There is no setting to solely use the battery pack, as both power sources are necessary.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Would be my first flashgun. When working off camera wireless would I need any other accessory to trigger the flash? I have a Nikon D7000. Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Bolt 710N flash has a built in optical slave so it can be triggered by the D7000's built in flash. The issue with this is that the built in flash will send out pre-flashes which will trigger the optical slave in the 710. If you want to use a flash off camera I would recommend the Bolt VX-760N Wireless TTL Flash for Nikon. This flash can be used with the wireless commander in the D7000. Your control of the flash off camera will be much more consistent and accurate.
    Answered by: Matthew C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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    Bolt VX-710 Q&A

    Bolt VX-710 Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Hasselblad X1D-50C
    • Hasselblad X1D-50c
    • Nikon COOLPIX P1000
    • Nikon Coolpix P1000
    • Nikon Coolpix P7800
    • Nikon D100
    • Nikon D1H
    • Nikon D1X
    • Nikon D200
    • Nikon D2H
    • Nikon D2X
    • Nikon D2Xs
    • Nikon D3
    • Nikon D300
    • Nikon D300 body
    • Nikon D3000
    • Nikon D300s
    • Nikon D3100
    • Nikon D3200
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D3500
    • Nikon D3S
    • Nikon D3s
    • Nikon D3x
    • Nikon D4
    • Nikon D40
    • Nikon D40x
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D50
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5000
    • Nikon D5100
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D60
    • Nikon D600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D70
    • Nikon D700
    • Nikon D7000
    • Nikon D70s
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D80
    • Nikon D800
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon D90
    • Nikon DL18-50
    • Nikon DL24-500
    • Nikon DL24-85
    • Nikon Df
    • Nikon Z6
    • Nikon Z7
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