Nikon introduces flagship Speedlight

New flash SB-910 from Nikon

Nikon has introduced a new flashgun to sit in its Speedlight range, the flagship SB-910 replaces the SB-900 and has been redesigned with new menus and controls.

The SB-910 includes several features which are designed for both on-camera or wireless flash photography. The new model combines enhanced operation with an extended zoom range of 17-200mm, along with three illumination patterns for extra control over flash coverage.

Nikon speedlight sb 910

Tilting head

Centre-weighted, Even and Standard illumination patterns are available for a variety of different shooting environments. Bounce flash capability is capable through a head that can be titled up to 90 degrees, down to 7 degrees and rotated horizontally through 180 degrees to the right and left.

A thermal protection system has been improved to allow more optimal heat detection and recycling time management.

The ergonomics of the flash have been re-designed, which includes clearer menus and a new groove in the selector dial, so you can feel when settings are changed. Illuminated buttons allow for good visibility in the dark, while the SB-910 incorporates hard cover (plastic) colour filters which are durable and easier to attach than the predecessor.

Nikon speedlight sb 910

Main features:

  • Professional i-TTL Speedlight - compatible with FX and DX format DSLRs.
  • Guide number: 34 (STD)/39 (CW)/ 31 (EVEN) m at ISO 100 at 35mm
  • Maximum guide number: 54.5m at SIO 100 (CW, FX-format, at 135 mm)
  • Centre-weighted, even and standard illumination patterns
  • Multi-step auto zoom
  • Redesigned ergonomics
  • Automatic detection of sensor format
  • High-speed recycling
  • AF-Assist illumination
  • Bounce capability
  • Thermal protection system
  • Hard-type incandescent and fluorescent colour filters
  • Automatic filter detection
  • Firmware

The Nikon SB-910 UK price will be £449.99 RRP, and will be available from 15 December 2011.


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