• Rental ID: R303210
Included in Rental
  • 1 Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
  • 1 Nikon AS-21 Speedlight Stand for SB-900/910
  • 1 Nikon SZ-2 Colour Filter Holder for SB-900
  • 1 Nikon SW-13H Diffusion Dome
Available in Ottawa

Overview

The high-performance SB-900 is the successor to the Nikon SB-800, and offers a large guide number of 34/48 (ISO 100/200, m) and an array of creative flash functions. It is designed to prioritize usability in combination with Nikon digital cameras compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. It provides a wide 17-200 mm auto zoom range (24-105 mm with SB-800), three illumination patterns, a newly designed operation system and LCD panel, and AF-Assist illumination compatible with new-generation AF sensors.

The SB-900 also features an improved booster circuit for high-speed recycle time. Additionally, firmware can be uploaded via a Nikon digital camera — a world’s first* for flash units. The SB-900 serves as a solid base for the Nikon Creative Lighting System when used in combination with current Nikon digital SLRs, and it supports Advanced Wireless Lighting (multiple wireless flash units) as a master or a remote Speedlight, inviting users to explore the many creative possibilities.

*The world’s first flash unit capable of firmware updates via a digital SLR camera as of July 1, 2008 (according to research conducted by NIKON CORPORATION).


Key Features

  • Multi-step auto zoom covers wide 17-200mm zoom range (24-105mm..SB-800)
  • Three illumination patterns (standard, centre-weighted and even) are available to match each shooting environment
  • Automatically detects Nikon FX and Nikon DX formats and selects suitable light distribution
  • Improved booster circuit for high-speed recycle time: Recycle time using four AA-size batteries is almost equal to the SB-800 with five AA-size batteries
  • New AF-Assist illumination covers a wide 20-105 mm focal range compatible with the new Multi-CAM3000 FX/DX AF sensor
  • Firmware update via Nikon D3 and D700 (world’s first*)
  • Thermal Cut-out function limits the number of flashes to avoid deterioration of light emitting parts caused by continuous flash firing
  • Automatically detects colour filters (fluorescent or incandescent), enabling camera to control colour temperature according to filter information from SB-900
  • Improved switch panel for enhanced usability
  • Improved GUI using a large-size LCD dot panel
  • Bounce capability: tilts up to 90º, down to -7º, rotates horizontally 180º to right and left
  • Advanced Wireless Lighting and versatile functions for up to three remote SB-900s or other compatible Speedlight groups controlled through the master SB-900
  • Optional Water Guard WG-AS1 (for D3), WG-AS2 (for D300), and WG-AS3 (for D700) is useful for protecting the camera's hot shoe contact when the SB-900 is mounted on a Nikon digital SLR camera

Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
Electronic Construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number (20°C/68°F) 34/111.5 (ISO 100, m/ft), 48/157.5 (ISO 200, m/ft)
Illumination pattern Three illumination patterns: standard, even and centre-weighted
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera’s image area in both FX and DX formats
Flash shooting distance range 0.6 m to 20 m (2 to 66 ft) (varies depending on camera image area setting, illumination pattern, ISO sensitivity, zoom position and lens aperture)
Flash Mode TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash, Distance-priority manual flash, Manual flash, Repeating flash
Other Functions Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, AF-assist illuminator and
Modeling illuminator
Multiple Flash Operation Advanced Wireless Lighting, SU-4 type wireless multiple flash
Compatible Cameras All cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System (other cameras can be used but functionality is reduced)
Flash exposure control set on the camera: Camera’s sync modes: Slow-sync, Red-eye reduction in slowsync, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain slow-sync
Shooting functions: Auto FP High-Speed sync, FV Lock flash
Bounce Capability Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
ON/OFF Press the Power ON-OFF switch to turn the SB-900 on or off
Standby function can be set
 Power source/min. recycle time/no. of flashes (at full output)
Batteries Min. Recycle Time (approx.) Min. number of flashes/ interval between full flash output & ready light on*
 Alkaline-manganese (1.5V)
4.0 sec
110/4.0-30 sec.
Lithium (1.5V) 4.5 sec. 230/4.5-120 sec.
Oxyride (1.5V) 3.0 sec. 125/3.0-30 sec.
Ni-MH (2600 mAh)
(rechargeable) (1.2V)
2.3 sec. 190/2.3-30 sec.
* When firing the Speedlight at full output once every 30 seconds (120 seconds with lithium batteries)
Ready Light The SB-900 is fully recycled: Rear ready-light lights up and front light blinks
Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash or Distance-priority manual flash operations): ready-lights and front lights blink after shooting
Flash Duration Approx. 1/880 sec. at full output
Mounting Foot Lock Lever Provides secure attachment of SB-900 to camera’s accessory shoe using locking plate and mount pin to prevent accidental detachment.
Dimensions Approx. 78.0 x 146.0 x 118.5 mm (3.0 x 5.7 x 4.7 in.)
Weight (without batteries) Approx. 415 g (14.6 oz.)
Supplied Accessories* Speedlight Stand AS-21, Nikon Diffusion Dome SW-13H, Colour Filter Set SJ-900, Colour Filter Holder SZ-2, Soft Case SS-900
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area
Optional Accessories Colour Filter Set SJ-3, Water Guard WG-AS1/WG-AS2/WGAS3, High-Performance Battery Pack SD-9, Wireless Slave Flash Controller SU-4, TTL Remote Cord SC-28/SC-29
These performance specifications are applicable when fresh batteries are used at normal temperature (20°C/68°F).
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Oxyride Battery is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.