Monday, September 15, 2014

Nikon Announces SB-500 Speedlight

Along with the new D750 and new prime lens, Nikon also announced the release of Nikon SB-500 Speedlight.

According to Nikon's press release, the SB-500 is an easy-to-use, compact and lightweight Speedlight that is equipped with high-performance LED light optimized for photography.

SB-500 is optimized for use with cameras with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). It can work as a master flash unit and a remote flash unit with wireless multiple flash-unit photography. One of the good features of this speedlight is the built-in LED light. This LED light can be used as a small video light or even assist in acquiring focus in a low-light environments. The LED can be operated independently from flash which means you could detach the SB-500 from the camera and use the LED light exclusively if necessity arises.

  1. Compact and lightweight, powered by AA-size batteries, intuitive operation
    The compact and lightweight SB-500, weighs at 226g, is portable and easy to use as it is powered by two (2) AA batteries (alkaline and rechargeable Ni-MH). Flash head can be tilted up to 90 degrees and rotated horizontally up to 180 degrees to the left and right.
  2. Equipped with a high-performance LED light
    This speedlight is equipped with a very bright LED light. At 100 lumens, this LED light provides optimal brightness for recording movies and photographing objects at close distances. SB-500 also supports the Flash Color Information Communication function built into Nikon D810 and D750 digital SLR cameras.
  3. Easy achieves diverse lighting
    The SB-500 supports six (6) functions available in Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and Nikon's exclusive speedlight system.. It can be used either as a master flash unit or a remote flash unit with wireless flash-unit photography.
Key Features:
  • Compact and lightweight design for superb portability
  • Flash head tilts up to 90° and rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right
  • Enables Nikon Creative Lighting System with simple operation
  • Compatible with readily available R6/AA-size batteries
  • Guide number of 24/78.7 (m/ft, ISO 100) and coverage for the angle of view of a 24 mm lens (FX format)
  • High-performance LED light (100 lx) is incorporated that is effective for movie recording and close-up still shooting
  • Easy-to-understand operation with buttons and switches
SB-500 will be available in the market for with the price tag of around $ 250.00 MSRP which is way cheaper than the high-end SB-700. For full details of specs, please click here.

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