- Product Info
Check out the Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight Flash's Key Features
- Genuine Nikon Australian 12 Month Warranty
- Peace of Mind Purchase Guarantee (bottom of page)
- Lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light in one.
- Guide number of 24 m/78.7 ft. (at ISO 100)
- 24mm coverage in FX-format
- 16mm coverage in DX-format.
- Flash swivels 180° and tilts 90° for bounce lighting.
Take control of the lighting in your stills and HD videos.
As you master your camera, you begin to look at lighting in an entirely new way. No longer is proper exposure your only goal—now you can use shadows and brightness to add a sense of depth, an artistic characteristic to your photos and HD videos. A first for Nikon Speedlights, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is a compact, lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light that gives you total control of the light around you. Whether you're looking for extra illumination during HD video recording, a wireless off-camera flash to use along with your camera's built-in commander mode, another Nikon Speedlight like the SB-700 or SB-910 or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander or just an advanced and versatile—yet simple to use—Nikon Speedlight, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is a bright idea.
Photo of a soccer player in a run down building kicking a ball in air, lit with the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight flash
Simple operation, advanced performance - Compact, lightweight and multifunctional
The SB-500 AF Speedlight has simple controls—just a few buttons —and it operates on two AA batteries; yet, it offers the performance of an advanced Speedlight. Its powerful and has wide coverage with a guide number of 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft) with 24mm coverage in FX-format and 16mm coverage in DX-format. Its head rotates 180° left and right and tilts 90° upward allowing you to bounce light off nearby surfaces to soften the light and shadows, creating more flattering portraits. If your camera has a Commander Mode, it can even be used wirelessly off-camera along with your camera's built-in flash for greater illumination power from interesting angles.
Nikon SB-500 Speedlight on the hotshoe of a Nikon D750 with lens, showing the illumination from the LED light source
Brighten up your HD video - High-performance LED for video recording
The SB-500 AF Speedlight is also a versatile video light especially well suited for recording interviews up close. It has a built-in high-intensity LED light (approx. 100 lux) that provides steady, uniform daylight-balanced illumination. It can be used at three output levels—quarter, half or full power—making it practical for low-light video shooting and close up still photography. And when used with the D810 or D750, the SB-500 AF Speedlight communicates LED color information (along with that of the flash) to the camera for optimal white balance. Nikon D750 photo of a male parkour athlete upside down in air, lit with the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight
Power, ease and versatility - Nikon i-TTL technology
Nikon's i-TTL technology (intelligent Through-The-Lens) tailors the characteristics of the flash to each shot you take, so you get optimal results every time. With that intelligence and more illumination power than a camera's pop-up flash, the SB-500 AF Speedlight is excellent as a fill-light outdoors (brightening shadowy areas on your subject) or for soft bounce lighting indoors. Use it off-camera wirelessly as a second flash controlled by either your camera's built-in flash (if your camera has a Commander Mode), another Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander. If you're using D810 or D750 in Commander Mode, the SB-500 AF Speedlight will also work as a master flash in Advanced Wireless Lighting.
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Peace of Mind Purchase Guarantee & Declaration of Warranty
This product is supplied directly via Nikon Australia and enjoys the FULL benefits of the 'NIKON - 12 MONTHS AUSTRALIAN WARRANTY'. (You may also be entitled to other consumer warranties as provided by the Australian Consumer Guarantee and these entitlements are not limited by this warranty). Should this product fail, you have the option of contacting the manufacturer / supplier directly.
We are a FULLY AUTHORISED Australian retailer for Nikon Australia.
This product will be shipped from our Sydney Warehouse and direct pickups are welcomed. This product is NOT DROP SHIPPED from overseas.
- Tech Specs
Guide Number24m/78.7ft. (at ISO 100)
Lens Coverage24 mm lens (FX format) or 16 mm lens (DX format)
Bounce Function (Tilt)Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°.
Bounce Function (Rotate)Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Dimensions2.6 x 4.5 x 2.8 in. (67 x 114.5 x 70.8mm) (Approx.)
Weight (Approx. without batteries)8 oz. (226 g)
- In The Box
- SB-500 AF Speedlight
- SS-DC2 Soft Case
- AS-23 Speedlight Stand
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