Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight

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  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL

  • Guide Number: 79' at ISO 100

  • Coverage: 24mm (FX Format)

  • LED Video Light with 3 Output Levels

  • Tilts Upward 90°

  • Rotates Left and Right 180°

  • Commander Mode for Wireless TTL Control

  • Recycle Time: 3.5 Seconds

  • Slow, High-Speed,1st & 2nd Curtain Sync

  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries


Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight for Nikon DSLRs is portable, easy-to-use Speedlight, compatible with Nikon D-SLRs as well as specific COOLPIX cameras and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.

Boasts an onboard high-intensity LED light that’s ideal for movie recording.

With a compact, lightweight build, this flash unit makes it simple to manage the quality and direction of light. In a first for Nikon, this Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight features a high-intensity LED light on the front of the unit that is ideal for shooting movies, or capturing close-up still images.

Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System, the SB-500 also enables wireless control of multiple flash units.

Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight Features:

  • Offers test firing, the ability to monitor pre-flashes, and an LED modelling flash function

  • Flash compensation from -3 to +1 EV in 1/3 EV steps is available in-camera

  • Head tilts up 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, and 90°

  • Head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°

  • Four wireless channels are available in Commander mode while only 1 is available in Remote mode

  • Two wireless groups, A and B, are available

  • Flash-ready indicator lights up when fully recycled or flashes slowly as a warning

  • Delivers approximately 100 full-power flashes from a pair of Alkaline batteries and 140 from Ni-MH

  • A thermal cut-out function protects the flash

  • Firmware can be updated through camera body


  • 1x SB-500 Speedlight

  • 1x Speedlight Stand AS-23

  • 1x Soft Case SS-DC2

Nikon SB-500 Specs

Flash Head

Guide Number 78.74' / 24 m at ISO 100
Coverage Full-Frame
24 mm
Angle of Coverage 84°
Bounce Head 0 to +90°
Swivel Head 360°
Flash Duration 1/1100 Second at Full Power
Recycle Time Approx. 3.5 to 30 Seconds
Secondary Illumination Video Light

Exposure Control

Exposure Control Nikon i-TTL
Flash Modes Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV (1/3 EV Steps)


Wireless Operation Optical Pulse (TTL)
Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)
Wireless Channels 4
Wireless Groups 2


Internal Power 2 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack Compatible No


Mount Shoe
Off-Camera Terminal None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 4.5 x 2.8" / 67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm
Weight 8 oz / 226.8 g