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Nikon SB-500

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Nikon SB-500

The easy-to-use Nikon SB-500 is designed for this SLR digital SLR camera and some selected COOLPIX models. It is equipped with powerful LED lighting, which is a great help for recording movies. The advantage of this model is its lightweight and compact dimensions combined with easy directional control of lighting. 

The flash head can be tilted up to 90° upwards and horizontally rotated at an angle of 180°. This makes it easy to adapt add light to your images. In addition, the flash can be used as a Master flash and combined with multiple flash units located outside the camera, in combination with cameras that have a built-in flash with control mode. Power is provided by AA batteries.


  • Compact flash with i-TTL flash control
  • Built-in LED light
  • Simple control
  • Guide 24 (m; ISO 100) when setting the flash head to 24 mm (FX format)
  • Easy portability
  • Versatile choice of direction of illumination
  • Compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System

Parameters and Specifications:

Electronic construction:
IGBT transistor and serial circuits

Reference number:
24 (ISO 100, m, 23°C)

Effective flash operating range (i-TTL flash control mode):
0.6 m to 20 m, varies depending on ISO sensitivity and lens aperture

Multi-flash mode:
Advanced Wireless Lighting (Controller/Remote Mode)

Compatible cameras:
Nikon Digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) (except for D1 and D100 series cameras), Nikon F6 digital SLR camera, COOLPIX compatible cameras (A, P7800, P7700, P7100, P7000, P6000) I-TTL flash control (P5100, P5000, E8800, E8700 and E8400)

Beam angle:
Covers the lens image with a focal length of 24 mm (FX format) or 16 mm (DX format)

Indirect flash lighting:
The flash head can be tilted upwards at an angle of up to 90° (from a horizontal position of 0°) to the 0°, 60°, 75°, and 90° positions. The flash head can be rotated horizontally by max. 180° to the left and to the right; Positions 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180° are supported.

Energy source:
2 AA batteries of the same brand and the following types: 1.5V alkaline battery LR6 (size AA), 1.2V rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery HR6 (size AA).

Flash-ready indication:
When full flash is reached: On, warning light: blinks slowly

Other functions:
Thermal fuse, firmware upgrade option

Locking lever locking lever:
Allows the SB-500 to be securely fastened to the accessory shoe using a lock pin system to prevent accidental flash ejection from the sledge.

Dimensions: 67 × 114.5 × 70.8 mm (W × H × D)
Weight: 273 g including 2 alkaline AA batteries, 226 g lightning body only

Guide Number (at ISO 100)
24 Done!
Exposure control modes
I-TTL Done!
Power supply type
Battery Done!
Number of batteries
2 piece(s) Done!
70.8 mm Done!
Dimensions & weight
114.5 mm Done!
273 g Done!
67 mm Done!
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Nikon’s beginnings date back to 1917 in Japan. At first, the company mainly produced lenses - telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and other small, optical equipment. Soon the company expanded its portfolio, producing photographic lenses under the Nikkor brand.

In the field of cameras, particularly among professionals, Nikon quickly gained a reputation as a top manufacturer, which continues today. Its cameras were even included in the equipment of American spacecraft. Nikon designed and produced the legendary Nikon SP 1957, regarded by many as the best camera of all time. 

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