SB-300 AF Speedlight
Take control of the lighting around you with this compact Speedlight for D-SLRs and hot-shoe equipped COOLPIX cameras. Find new inspiration: use the 120 degree tilting head to bounce the flash off a nearby wall or ceiling (bounce flash), eliminate unwanted shadows on your subject (fill-flash) or illuminate a poorly lit scene with a soft, balanced light tailored to your shot.
The right lighting can transform an everyday shot into an extraordinary memory. Even if your camera has a pop-up flash, an external Speedlight provides capabilities and control that every shooter can appreciate?so much more than simply illuminating a dimly lit scene. The compact, lightweight SB-300 AF Speedlight makes it easier than ever to harness the power of a Nikon Speedlight. With its simple operation, excellent performance and approachable price tag, the SB-300 AF Speedlight belongs in the camera bag of every D-SLR or accessory-shoe equipped COOLPIX owner. Take control of the lighting around you.
Shed light on new opportunities
Soft, balanced lighting with fill-flash and tilt capabilities
With the SB-300 AF Speedlight, you'll enjoy a flash that's soft and balanced for excellent color, skin tones and lighting throughout your entire composition - not just on your main subject. Use it in bright situations to fill in unwanted shadows (fill-flash), or use its 120 degree tilt capability to bounce your flash off the ceiling or a nearby wall for even softer, less direct lighting on your subject (bounce technique).
Outstanding flash precision
Lighting tailored to each shot
Nikon's i-TTL (intelligent Through-The-Lens) flash coverage technology tailors the characteristic of the flash to the shot. An imperceptible pre-flash fires milliseconds before the main flash to gather information about the scene - shadow areas, subject distance and reflectance. Your i-TTL capable camera and the SB-300 AF Speedlight then work together to achieve the best exposure and white balance setting possible, all in a fraction of a second.
Guide Number: 18 m/59 ft. (at ISO 100)
Electronic Construction: Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Flash Exposure Control: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Lens Coverage: 18/27 to 200mm (DX/FX-format, Automatic mode)
Other Available Functions: Test Firing, Monitor Pre-flashes, Bounce capability
Bounce Function (Tilt): Flash head tilts up to 120? with click stops at 0?, 60?, 90?, 120?
Minimum Recycling Time: 3.5 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH batteries, 4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
Required Power Source: Two AAA-size batteries
Ready Light: Back
Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time: 70 or more (1.5V Alkaline-manganese), 110 or more (Ni-MH batteries)
Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.6 x 2.5 in. (57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm) (Approx.)
Weight (Approx. without batteries): 3.4 oz. (97 g)
Supplied Accessories: SS-DC1 Polyester Soft Case