For precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance. Also features manual and distance-priority manual flash.
3 light distribution patterns
Include standard, center-weighted and even for customized use.
Color filter identification
Adjusts the camera's white balance mode based on the mounted hard-type color filter. Automatic format identification senses the FX- or DX-format digital SLR camera being used and optimizes light distribution.
Auto power zoom coverage
Covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX format.
Flash value (FV) lock
Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of composition, aperture or the lens zoom position.
Tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°. Rotate the head horizontally up to 180°.
Wireless Commander mode
Controls up to 2 remote Speedlight groups, as well as an unlimited number of Speedlights. Select up to 3 groups when used as a remote Speedlight. Four wireless channel options help eliminate multicamera conflicts.
Rotary select dial
Sets key functions. Master and remote control switch makes operation easy.
Flash tube overheat protection
Increases the recycle time when the Speedlight detects heat buildup to prevent overheating.
Looks like there aren't enough negative mentions yet.
excellent external flash
Posted by: SlavicGrip from: Las Vegas, NV on
I bought this for my nikon d7000 dslr. the ease of use at first was a little confusing. after a few minutes of reading the manual, i was very in tune with how to use this accessory and the advantages it brings to my pictures. adjusting the flash is very easy and helps for a more creative picture with "bounce flash". You also have the ability to adjust the exposure of the flash from -3.0 to +3.0. this helps alot with "throwing" the flash further if your subjects are farther away from you. the diffuser cup that comes with it is nice for softening the light and the two optional green and amber filters make for some very interesting color accents. you also have the ability to make this flash a "slave unit" to another sb-700 or sb-900 wirelessly. overall it is a very feature rich flash. It is definitely worth the money. one drawback i have found is that it runs through 4 AA batteries very quickly. If you are at an event and get up to around 300 pictures, you will need to change out your batteries. investing in some rechargables is recommended.
56 out of 56 found this review helpful.
After some research I decided on this Nikon flash
Posted by: stanny from: Freeport, NY on
I went to a Bar Mitzvah and shot about 6 dozen pics. This was my first experience with it. I'm just an amateur photographer. I have a Nikon D5100, and used both my lenses. An 18-55 and a 55-300. There were some pro's there using similar flashes. I used the bounce function also. The pics came out good and so far I'm very happy with it. I also used Sanyo Eneloop batteries with it after some research. I hope this review will be helpful. This is my first one.
25 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Made an incredible difference in my photos!
Posted by: mtdc from: NY on
I am the "go to" person among friends and family for photography at family events. I purchased this flash because I volunteered to do the pics at a small wedding. The flash did everything I needed. I would recommend that anyone who uses this flash take the time to familiarize themselves with basic lighting for photography and at least the basic features on the flash...particularly how to "bounce" the light from the flash to achieve your desired effect. I bought the flash the day before the wedding and would have wanted more time to learn, but I was able to get the job done and produce amazing shots. The recycle time is so quick that I didn't notice any lag and didn't ever have to wait. I just don't understand why camera flashes are almost as expensive or even MORE expensive than the cameras! It defies logic.
26 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Posted by: kwatog24 from: Buena Park, CA on
at first i wasnt thinking of buying the sb-700 because of the experience i had with SB-600. im a big fan of the SB-600's because of their accessibility for mods. I madeexternal power source and pc sync for my sb-600 and works 100% - got the SB-700 and trying to do the same but it has weird screws... tsk! tsk! tsk! i wish they made this flash with external power packs.
ok lets get back to the sb-700. 1st the feel and built is pretty impressive. the flash head was a little hard to turn but in couple of use it loosen a little bit. I love the fast that it has SB-900 features on a cheaper price. who needs to reach 200mm? definitely not me... 2nd, i love the fact that its better than the sb-900 when it comes to overheating. sb-700 can shoot more and longer before it overheats.
i have compared sb-700 with my 600's and speed cycle is very impressive and also with the burst rate.
overall i do recommend this flash and ill probably get 1-2 more for my events.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Another Great Flash
Posted by: MadMan7230 from: PA on
I bought the SB-700 yesterday for my D3000, I also have a D60 and a SB-600 Flash that I have had for about a year, the 600 and 700 work great together, useing the 700 as a primary light and the 600 as a fill or back light
Next is light stand and umbrella
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: cpwfoto from: Southeast Missouri on
I bought this SB-700 to go with my D7000 and it a a fantastic combination. i especially like the fact that I can set the built in flash to commander mode and use the SB-700 off camera without any cables.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: kenika1226 from: Davis on
Love my SB700! This is a powerful flash, but at a reasonable price. It's like a Porsche Cayman: the power of a 911, but the cost-effectiveness of a Boxster. It's a very good compromise.
Speed is fantastic; flexibility of bounce flash, LCD controls, remote/master options, diffuser, case... all pluses!
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Steve5801 from: Minneapolis on
Bought this to be able to use Nikon's CLS flash system on my old D50 (to control my SB600 in wireless remote). I can have multiple flash going with complete balance of light.
Camera & flash talk to each other: flash head zooms as you zoom the lens.
Interface is MUCH easier than SB600.
Package includes diffuser + 2 most commonly used color filters (for tungsten & fluorescent lighting) all of which clip on securely, & are great accessories you don't need to buy later.
OEM flashes are expensive, but they sure work well.
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Great piece of equipment!
Posted by: MaverickPhotographic from: Tampa, FL on
Typically I shoot without the aid of a flash as I prefer available light photography. Recently we had to shoot a wedding that at the last minute was moved indoors, to top it off - almost zero light. Luckily there was a Best Buy close and we picked up the SB-700 in a pinch. I had previously used the Nikon SB-800 and after it had been stolen I continued to shoot without a flash. I was greatly impressed with the SB-700's performance, I was worried that it wouldn't perform as well as my trusty 800 had in the past and I was proven wrong all night! This is an excellent buy and I would recommend it to anyone.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
A Lot to Learn
Posted by: jsm1963 from: San Pedro, CA on
I bought this about a month ago and haven't had a chance to use too much. I have made great use of angling the flash towards the ceiling and "bouncing" it to get soft, even lighting.
It also made the difference at an outdoor baptism. It made for much better photographs with a flash that isn't harsh and fills shadows.
There are a lot of adjustments that I still have to learn and look forward to even better photographs. That said, the basic, automatic settings (that I have been using so far) will give you a better image than the camera's (D5100) built in flash.