The Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Kit from B&H combines the powerful SB-700 Speedlight with a Light Bouncer for more controlled and enhanced on-camera lighting and a set of four NiMH rechargeable batteries with a rapid charger for extended shooting times. Included is a Light Bouncer with gold and silver reflectors to produce a broad, soft light spread and to alter the color and quality of the flash output, and a cinch strap to attach this and other accessories to your speedlight.
Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight
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 two groups (A, B) and one of four 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 four 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.
Watson Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2500mAh)
This Watson Rapid Charger comes with four 1.2V, 2500mAh AA NiMH batteries that are rechargeable up to 500 times. You can use it to charge four of the included batteries or optional AA NiCd, AAA NiMH, or AAA NiCd batteries. The charger's integrated micro-controller ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, and automatic charge cut-off prevents overcharging. Should the controller and automatic cut-off function both fail, the safety guard timer will kick in to ensure that the charger still shuts off after 6 hours. The charger also has circuit and polarity protection. Two LED indicators display charging status, and there are also two individually-monitored charging channels. The charger has switching 100-240 VAC power, enabling use all over the world. Its compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.
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.
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
Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)
The Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium) from Vello is designed to improve the quality of the light from your shoe-mounted flash unit. It has a soft white fabric interior lining that diminishes the harsh effects that often result from using a shoe-mounted flash unit, delivering diffused light and soft shadows. It has windows which allow for extra fill light. Touch-tab fasteners are included for mounting the unit to your flash.