A compact and easy-to-use multi-functional Speedlight.
Its automated zoom head has been expanded to cover 17mm to 200mm lenses (in 35mm/FX format), and can cover this range in just 1.2 seconds. This flash now lets you select from three light distribution patterns: Standard, Center-weighted, and Even. It will also automatically detect if it is connected to a DX or FX format camera, and adjust itself accordingly.
The SB-900 can work as a stand-alone flash, or as part of a wireless group, either in Commander mode or as a slave (remote). The i-TTL system in this flash supports Advanced Wireless Lighting and versatile functions for up to four groups of Speedlights, with 3 remote i-TTL Speedlight groups controlled through the master SB-900. i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash flash control employs Nikon's Advanced Data Communication system. This system provides an improved method for the monitor pre-flash and wireless operation that marks an evolution in higher precision over Nikon's acclaimed D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash control system, and forms the core of the Creative Lighting System.
Powerful, Versatile Speedlight Unit - Incorporating the Nikon Creative Lighting System, the SB-900 is an indispensable portable light source providing effective solutions to lighting challenges.
Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom - Bounce 90° up and 7° down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.
Renowned Dedicated Wireless Flash Control - Wireless Commander Mode offers wireless control at the master Speedlight position, controlling up to 3 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.
Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns - Optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.
Color Gel Filter Identification - Automatically identifies mounted color gel filters and adjusts camera white-balance. (With select Nikon digital SLRs.)
Automatic Format Identification - Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.
Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control - Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance--even in challenging lighting situations.
Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation - Use on-camera, as a wireless Master Commander or as a wireless remote light source.
Expanded Auto Power Zoom Coverage - Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 17mm and up to 200mm in FX-format and as wide as 12mm and up to 200mm in DX-format use.
Streamlined Controls and Menus - Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.
Flash Tube Overheat Protection - An added measure of safety is provided for sustained high-speed bursts.
Flash Value (FV) Lock - Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens' zoom position. (With select Nikon digital SLRs.)
Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard) (Optional)- Provides enhanced moisture protection.
Firmware Updating - Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments. (With select Nikon digital SLRs.) (less)