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SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
This is a new external flash unit that provides i-TTL flash operation in a compact and lightweight body at an affordable price.

This is a new external flash unit that provides i-TTL flash operation in a compact and lightweight body at an affordable price. The SB-400 offers a guide number of 98.4 feet / 30m (ISO 200), and effortless bounce flash function. The SB-400 is a flash unit for entry-level SLR users, but it is also useful for D2 series digital camera users as a handy flash unit.

The SB-400 has been developed to provide an entry-level external flash unit which is compatible with i-TTL flash operation. In combination with cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System the SB-400 is controlled in i-TTL and D40's M (manual) mode.Its flash head can be tilted in 4 steps, horizontal, 60, 75 and 90 degrees, and has a flash shooting distance range from 0.6m to 20m(depends on the ISO setting). Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction and other flash modes can also be set on the camera body. With the SB-400, users can easily enjoy brighter and more natural lighting for better flash pictures.


Features:

  • Compact, lightweight Speedlight unit.
  • Simple, intuitive operation; Put it on, turn it on and shoot!
  • Utilizes Nikon's i-TTL intelligent flash.
  • Operates on two AA-size (1.5V) batteries.
  • Bounce capabilities in 4 steps up to 90 degrees.
  • Approximate guide number of 98.4 feet at ISO 200 (at 18mm zoom head setting).
  • Flash shooting distance range from 2 and up to 66 feet
  • Compatible with all Nikon Creative Lighting System cameras.


Specifications:

  • Type Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
  • Guide Number 98.4/30 (ISO 200, ft/m), 69/21 (ISO 100, ft/m)
  • Bounce Capability Flash head tilts up to 90? with click-stops at 0?, 60?, 75?, 90?.
  • Auto Settings i-TTL, M (manual, only with the D40)
  • Angle of Coverage Light distribution covers an 18mm lens when mounted on a Nikon DX format camera and a 27mm lens when mounted on an F6
  • Recycle Time Approx. 3.9 seconds with AA Alkaline manganese batteries, 4.2 seconds with AA Lithium batteries
  • Power Source 2 AA-size batteries
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 66 x 56.5 x 80mm (2.6 x 2.2 x 3.1 in.)
  • Weight Approx. 127g (4.5 oz.)
  • Minimum Number of Flashes Approx. 140 (Alkaline) 250 (Lithium)
  • Flash exposure control set on the camera: Slow-sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction in slow sync, Rear-curtain sync flash, FV Lock flash, manual flash

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Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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5 out of 5 stars   Great little flash!
By Kpwarwick (Warwick, NY) August 04, 2013
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Pros: Versatile, Powerful Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Other Comments: Excellent compact flash! Fast delivery!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great experience
By Bob (Drexel Hill. PA) June 08, 2013
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Pros: Fast Recycling, Versatile, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Easy To Use, Durable, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: Very quick getting product. Delivered as promised. Will be back again!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Flash!
By Matt (Oswego, NY) March 30, 2013
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Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Other Comments: This works perfectly for an amateur like me!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great compact flash unit
By Photophile (Albuquerqe, NM) December 29, 2012
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Fast Recycling
Cons: No Horizontal Tilt
Other Comments: This is an excellent compliment to the on-camera flash. Bounce flash works very well, except that it can only rotate in one direction. Its small size and no-options operation makes it very useful for candid indoor shots and as a quick fill flash. Exposure compensation can be done with the camera controls, if needed. While not as versatile as the SB600 and higher models, I always carry it with me so it meets the best flash is the one that you have criterion.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Meets my needs and expectations.
By Mimisg (SC) December 28, 2012
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Pros: Versatile, Durable, Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Lightweight, Fast Recycling
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Other Comments: Meets my needs and expectations.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   geat addition
By monet (tucson az) December 08, 2012
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Pros: Works great, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Use
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Other Comments: compact
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   great little flash
By none (McLean, VA) September 17, 2012
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Durable
Cons: Doesn~~~apos~~~t Work In Vertical
Other Comments: doesn't work well when shooting verticals
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   great small flash
By jhillfoto (orange, ca) September 05, 2012
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Versatile, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons: Slow Recycling
Other Comments: great add on flash when you dont want something bulky for an extra added kick in light!! have a couple of these
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good Service and Value
By Tony (Baldwinsville, NY) August 13, 2012
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Pros: Lightweight, Consistent Output, Powerful Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Easy To Use
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Other Comments: Service: Excellent Shipment: On-time Packaging: Excellent Cost: competitive
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   nice entry level flash.
By Rebel 1 (Martin,TN.) August 11, 2012
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Other Comments: Small and lightweight.I use it on a Nikon D3000 and it works fine.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again.
By Inmarl (Dayton, Ohio) August 08, 2012
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Lightweight, Versatile, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Consistent Output
Cons: Weak Output, Not as strong as thought
Other Comments: Easy to use and consistant flash
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   SB 400 Nikon flash
By Kevin (New Orleans LA) July 30, 2012
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Pros: Easy To Use, Versatile, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Consistent Output, Durable, Powerful Output
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Other Comments: nice product !!!!!!!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this item again
By Bigjohn (Edmond, Ok) July 23, 2012
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Lightweight, Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Durable
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Other Comments: I rated the SB 400 5 stars because it does what it is designed to do. I had read some negative comments but this is a [$] flash unit. If you want something faster or stronger, then pay $300.00 to $400.00. A lot of consumers want the best but are to cheap to pay the price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Did not follow shipping instructions
By David (Red Oak, TX) November 13, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Use
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Other Comments: average
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4 out of 5 stars   Great for indoor photography
By Nerd nurse (Turlock, CA) November 07, 2011
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Other Comments: Great for bouncing flash off indoor ceilings - way better than built in flash and delivers amazing results. Not very useful if you hold your camera in portrait mode though since flash would bounce of a wall...
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5 out of 5 stars   Great item improved picture taking
By Robert (Glendale, AZ) November 06, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Fast Recycling, Durable, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: The flash is easy to install and take off. The tilting flash adds a lot of versatility. The automatic turn off of power is an added plus.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   great product
By LL (PGI, Fl) September 26, 2011
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Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Fast Recycling, Consistent Output, Easy To Use
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Other Comments: very good
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4 out of 5 stars   Great flash so easy my wife uses it
By ubuster1 (New York) September 18, 2011
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Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Other Comments: [...]flash worked as good as my bigger bulkier sb-900
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Nikon SB-400 AF TTL review
By StarzSpeedz1 (NYC) December 11, 2010
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Lightweight, Easy To Use
Cons: Weak Output
Other Comments: Overall is a good flash, better than one built in.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Small but mighty!
By Kelly Canoe (East Central Indiana) November 25, 2010
Review submitted for Nikon SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (NKSB400)
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Pros: Affordable, Fast Recycling, Versatile, Durable, Powerful Output, Lightweight, Small, Easy To Use
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Other Comments: This flash is so great; I often find myself with hardly any light to shoot, so having a flash with bounce is fantastic; you can have natural looking lighting and no blacked-out background like with a built in flash. This flash is compact and perfect to carry around in a small bag with another lens; can't beat the price, either! I didn't want a huge flash that I would feel like I was lugging around, so it was perfect. It has plenty of power and fast recycling, so the size definitely does not compromise performance. I would highly recommend this flash to any photographer, pro or hobbyist.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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