Nikon SB-500 Speedlight Flash


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Nikon SB-500 Speedlight

Great Nikon flash for beginners

  • FX & DX Compatible
  • Ideal for beginners
  • Auto compatible
  • LED Video light
  • Compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System
  • Swivel Head
  • Runs on 2AA Batteries

Electronic Construction

Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

Guide Number

(23 °C/73.4 °F), 24, /78.7, (ISO 100, m/ft)

Effective flash output distance range

(in i-TTL flash control) 0.6 m to 20 m; varies with ISO sensitivity and lens aperture

Flash mode

i-TTL flash control Manual flash control

Multiple flash-unit photography operation

Advanced Wireless Lighting (commander mode/remote mode)

Compatible cameras

Nikon digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras (except D1 series and D100) Nikon film SLR camera F6 COOLPIX cameras compatible with CLS (A, P7800, P7700, P7100, P7000, P6000) COOLPIX cameras compatible with i-TTL flash control (P5100, P5000, E8800, E8700 and E8400)

Angle of illumination

Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)

Bounce capability

Flash head tilts up to 90° from 0° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75° and 90° Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°

Power source

Use 2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types: 1.5 V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries 1.2 V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries For minimum number of flashes, recycling time and duration of continuous LED light emission for each battery type.

Flash-ready indicator

Fully recycled: lights up Warning indication: flashes slowly

Flash duration

(approx.) 1/1100 sec. at full power

Other functions

Thermal cut-out, firmware update

Mounting foot lock lever

Provides secure attachment of the SB-500 to camera’s accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx.67, x114.5, x70.8mm


Approx.273g, including 2 AA-size alkaline batteries Approx. 226g, body only

Supplied Accessories

Speedlight Stand AS-23, Soft Case SS-DC2

  • Nikon SB-500 Flash
  • Speedlight Stand (AS-23)
  • Soft Case (SS-DC2)

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