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Nikon - SB-5000 AF Speedlight External Flash-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line and it shows

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    TibiM
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    This is probably the top of the line flash you can get for your Nikon. I use it on an D810. Works great. The options can be overwhelming but if you don't want to dig through the manual there are plenty of youtube videos online. If you are looking to do some more advanced stuff this is for you. You can set this up as strobe off camera with a transmitter and the battery life and speed is good on it. If this is just for regular everyday shots it might be a bit overkill and the lower models will probably work for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another awesome Nikon speedlight and smaller...

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    prophoto
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    I have to say that Best Buy went out of it's way to help me purchase this speed light. I had been looking for a while based on the glowing reviews of this new system. I have 5 other Nikon speed lights, but wanted to take a try on this newer one. They did make it a bit smaller, and the wireless Nikon system makes it a great unit. I'd heartily recommend picking this one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best remote flash ever made!

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    Pinholga
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    Having labored over flash synchronization issues in the past, I can say this Nikon SB-5000 meets all my needs without the hassle of trying to get daytime function and line of sight synch arranged. The radio frequency activation with the Nikon Z6 truly is a revolutionary advancement making photography fun again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade

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    SpecEd
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    Upgrading from a sb700 and preforms awesome on my D810. Back panel layout is user friendly. Worth the expense that I put off for sometime considering cheaper options. Hub store made walk in and walk out purchase a breeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Radio Triggered Nikon Flash, FINALLY!

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    Kenny
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    I finally pulled the trigger on the sb5000, it's a consistent flash in regards to color and power. Another added feature, you can still use the Nikon radio setup in addition to a 3rd party radio transmitter, the Nikon will be using the last 3 groups in the menu, while the hotshot attached transmitter uses the first 3. This is convenient when using existing multiple strobes

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    perfect for nikon d 500 and d850 cameras

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    ccinsc
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    perfect for on camera and off remote using the appropriate hardware for remote flash. remote radio only with equipped cameras such as d500 and d850 , d5 . Radio control for through walls. Also works with optical. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars because it is a little pricey .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast Flash, Easy to use and customize settings.

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    AndyHuntingtonBeach
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    Flash recharges very fast. Easy to use and customize settings. Can be used in the hot shoe or off camera using the built in camera flash as a master trigger. Flash is very flexible as it allows you to tilt and rotate. The flash is the flagship and largest model, so it does add weight to the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    AppleGuy
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    I bought this flash to replace my SB 900. This flash is very easy to use and very powerful at the same time. The best part is that it is smaller than my Sb900 and I have the ability to use it during weddings. overheating was my biggest concern and with this flash it is not an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my Nikon D850

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    Colt6920
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    I use this with the WR-R10, WR-10 and the WR-T10 system. I have used this flash at many different angles and captures my subject in the way I like. It takes time to learn. However, once you understand. You can capture great portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement over SB 910

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    rknk73
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    This is an excellent speedlight. We have used it on a D500 and a D810. It has been very effective and versatile. It has been used off camera in the infrared mode and has worked amazingly well. We use other Nikon speedlights and they work easily and well togeather'

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Superb Flash

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    AlfieNefie
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    The SB5000 is absolutely the best flash that Nikon has ever made! I especially love the built in fan that will keep the unit from overheating during heavy use. You can feel confident that this Speedlight will prove to be reliable and dependable for as long as you own it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Have not tried yet

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    Jim53
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    I just bought item. BestBuy now has 15% restocking fee. Not 100% sure this is the one I wanted, but it was on sale. I will re review after I tried the flash. I feel the restocking fee is very high at 15% and open box discount is 10%. I may have to shop more at B&H or Amazon

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Nikon Flash

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    peterwallburgstudios
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    We depend on our flash when we are out of the studio, and after going through two other Nikon flashes, this is the only one that did not overheat and kept up with me. It has worked out so well that I purchased a second one as a backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lighting

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    Maestro
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    Great light for the still shots that we have to take. This lights is great as we have other lights in the room and this assist in blending them. Saves us a lot of time when we use this Flash to Blend the light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful

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    Photofan
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    This flash is noticeably more powerful than my smaller speedlight. Kills the batteries. Battery compartment and batteries are extremely hot after about 45 mins of shooting. Replacing batteries very quickly the days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dedicated Flash Unit

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    IC68
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    This wonderful flash unit works flawlessly with my Nikon D500 off camera in wireless mode. It is more expensive than other units but non others are as fully featured.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Nikon Flash

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    Fotosbutler
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    This is probably the best Nikon flash I have used since the SB-800. It recycles faster than the SB-900 and SB-910 and have not had any issues in the 2 months I have been using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Flash from Nokia

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    Vikesh
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    Great Flash from Nokia. I have been using almost a year now. I always enjoy it whenever I use it. Great flash for pro photographers if you want real light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing NON-BEGINNNER Flash

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    Telsta1
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    This is an amazing flash. Multiple levels of flash adjustment. Be advised, this flash is not for the entry level photographer. Enjoy and read up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    RHPb57
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    I've used this flash many times in lots of different lighting situations. It works great every time, and makes all the difference in the quality of my pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend