Monday, June 14, 2010

My gear - Speedlight SB-400

Speedlight SB-400

Electronic construction
Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

Guide number (20°C/68°F)
30/98.4 (ISO 200, m/ft), 21/69 (ISO 100, m/ft)

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

Flash mode
i-TTL, M (manual, only with the D40)

Recycling time
Approx. 3.9 sec. with alkaline-manganese batteries

Number of flashes
Approx. 140 times with alkaline-manganese batteries

Compatible cameras
All cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System

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 (with D40 camera)

Bounce capability
Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°

ON/OFF switch
The ON/OFF switch turns the SB-400 on and off

Power source
Two AA-size alkaline-manganese (1.5V), lithium (1.5V), Oxyride (1.5V) or Ni-MH (2600 mAh) (rechargeable) (1.2V) batteries

Ready light
Lights up when the SB-400 is recharged and ready to fire
Blinks to indicate: insufficient light/insufficient battery power/incompatibility of camera with SB-400/overheating

Flash duration
Approx. 1/1300 sec. at full output

Mounting foot lever lock
Provides secure attachment of SB-400 to the camera accessory shoe with a mount pin to prevent accidental detachment

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 66 x 56.5 x 80mm (2.6 x 2.2 x 3.1 in.)

Weight (without batteries)
Approx. 127g (4.5 oz.)

Included accessories
SS-400 Soft Case

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