Nikon SB-500 Speedlight

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Product Overview

  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 24 m at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 24mm (FX Format)
  • LED Video Light with 3 Output Levels
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Left and Right 180°
  • Commander Mode for Wireless TTL Control
  • Recycle Time: 3.5 Seconds
  • Slow, High-Speed,1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on AA Batteries x2
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Featuring an LED video light and a compact design, the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight - FSA04201 provides users with a portable unit for use specifically with Nikon's i-TTL metering system. The flash has good power with a guide number of 24 m at ISO 100 and while no direct manual adjustments are available the output can be tuned via the camera's flash exposure compensation settings. The unit offers wide coverage for a 24mm lens with FX-format full-frame cameras and the 100 lux LED light has quarter, half or full power output levels, which is beneficial for both video and close up still photography.

Versatility is important in this unit with the ability to tilt upward 90° and rotate left and right 180° for excellent bounce and swivel capabilities. The flash will also function wirelessly as either a commander unit on the D810 and D750 or a remote slave for full compatibility with cameras, other flash units, and wireless flash controllers in Nikon's Creative Lighting System. Other features include slow, Auto FP high-speed, 1st, and 2nd curtain synchronization. The SB-500 will also transmit LED and flash color information to the camera for setting an optimal white balance and runs on AA batteries x2, which provide a recycle time as fast as 3.5 seconds. Included with the camera are a soft case and stand.

Key Features of the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight - FSA04201

  • Offers test firing, the ability to monitor pre-flashes, and an LED modeling flash function
  • Flash compensation from -3 to +1 EV in 1/3 EV steps is available in-camera
  • Head tilts up 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, and 90°
  • Head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
  • Four wireless channels are available in Commander mode while only 1 is available in Remote mode
  • Two wireless groups, A and B, are available
  • Flash-ready indicator lights up when fully recycled or flashes slowly as a warning
  • Delivers approximately 100 full-power flashes from a pair of Alkaline batteries and 140 from Ni-MH
  • A thermal cut-out function protects the flash
  • Firmware can be updated through camera body

  • MPN - FSA04201
  • GTIN - 018208048144
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Guide No. 24 m ISO100
Exposure Control i-TTL
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes 0 to +90
Swivel Head Yes, 360
Coverage 24 mm (Full-frame)
Range Distance Range: 0.6 to 20 m
Recycle Time Approximately 3.5 - 30 seconds
Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV
(in 1/3 EV steps)
In-camera control
Wireless Commander Mode for Wireless TTL Control
Operation Distance: Up to 10 m
Operation Mode: Commander, Slave
Communication Channels:4 Channels
Groups:2 Groups
Power Source AA
(Alkaline x2, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries) x2
Mount Shoe
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.7 x 11.4 x 7.0 cm
Weight 0.22 kg
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What’s In The Box
  • Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight
  • SS-DC2 Soft Case
  • AS-23 Speedlight Stand
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