Nikon introduces flagship Speedlight

Nikon Speedlight SB-910
Nikon's latest flashgun has a combination of power and versatility

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.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.