Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight

SKU # nik.4815

$599.95

Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight

World's first hot-shoe mount flash cooling system‡  For studio, wedding, event and action photographers, continuous shooting is the name of the game.  The SB-5000 AF Speedlight can handle more than 100 consecutive firings at full output without overheating, thanks to an innovative built-in cooling system and a brilliant heat-shedding design.  For TTL shooters, this means a new level of lighting control while capturing decisive moments. Great shots don't wait for a flash to be ready, and neither should you.

  • Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work
  • Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output
  • Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value
  • Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights

Radio control with D5 and D500 requires the WR-R10 and WR-RA10 wireless adaptor, which are not included.

Nikon's new flagship Speedlight, a flash designed to empower the most seasoned professionals and passionate enthusiasts.  The SB-5000 AF Speedlight takes Nikon's acclaimed Creative Lighting System with Advanced Wireless Lighting to the next level with both traditional optical wireless control and powerful new radio control.  Place up to six groups of remote flashes out of view, behind obstacles—even in other rooms—up to 98 feet away.  Designed for fast shooting at weddings, commercial shoots or on the red carpet, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight also introduces the world's first hot-shoe mount flash cooling system* for more than 100 consecutive shots at full output, all in a smaller design with streamlined operation.  Whether building a new lighting system or integrating with your existing system, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight opens exciting new lighting possibilities.

The SB-5000 AF Speedlight introduces powerful radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) communication to Nikon's innovative Creative Lighting System for exciting lighting possibilities.  When used with a compatible Nikon DSLR** with the optional WR-A10 (Wireless Remote Adapter) when attached to D5 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (transceiver) (requires firmware version 3.0 or later), you can control up to 6 groups (A/B/C/D/E/F) of SB-5000 AF Speedlight behind obstacles, around corners, in bright sunlight—even in different rooms—up to 98 feet away.  Of course, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight also integrates seamlessly with Nikon's optical wireless Speedlights and DSLRs.

  1. Guide Number

    34.5 m/113 ft. (at 35 mm) 55 m/180 ft. (at 200 mm) (FX format, standard illumination pattern) (at ISO 100)
  2. Lens Coverage

    24 to 200mm lens, 14mm with wide panel (in FX format)
  3. Bounce Function (Tilt)

    Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
  4. 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°
  5. Dimensions

    73 x 137 x 103.5 mm (Approx.)
  6. Weight (Approx. without batteries)

    14.9 oz. (420 g)
  1. Commander Function

    Yes
  2. Remote Function

    Yes
  3. Transmission Mode

    Radio control and optical communication
  4. Transmission Range

    Radio control approx. 98 ft. (30m), optical communication - line of sight
  5. Guide Number

    34.5 m/113 ft. (at 35 mm) 55 m/180 ft. (at 200 mm) (FX format, standard illumination pattern) (at ISO 100)
  6. Electronic Construction

    Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
  7. Flash Exposure Control

    i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
  8. Lens Coverage

    24 to 200mm lens, 14mm with wide panel (in FX format)
  9. Illumination pattern

    The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
    Standard
    Even
    Center-weighted
  10. Other Available Functions

    Test Firing
    Monitor Pre-flashes
    AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
    Modeling illuminator
  11. Bounce Function (Tilt)

    Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
  12. 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°
  13. Minimum Recycling Time

    1.8 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH (2600 mAh) batteries
    2.6 sec. (approx.) with AA-size Alkaline (1.5V) batteries
  14. Flash Duration

    1/980 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
    1/1,110 sec. at M 1/2 output
    1/2,580 sec. at M 1/4 output
    1/5,160 sec. at M 1/8 output
    1/8,890 sec. at M 1/16 output
    1/13,470 sec. at M 1/32 output
    1/18,820 sec. at M 1/64 output
    1/24,250 sec. at M 1/128 output
    1/30,820 sec.at M 1/256 output
  15. Required Power Source

    Four 1.5 V alkaline AA-size batteries
  16. Optional Power Supply

    SK-6 Power Bracket Unit, SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
  17. Flash-ready Indicator

    Rear and Front lights blink: Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, or Distance-priority manual flash operations).
    Rear lights up and Front blinks: recycled and ready to fire.
  18. Ready Light

    Front
    Back
  19. Flash Compensation

    –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash and Distance-priority manual flash modes
  20. Custom Setting

    AF-Assist Illumination
  21. Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time

    150/2.6-30 sec. (1.5V AA Alkaline-manganese)
    190/1.8-30 sec or more (1.2V AA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries)
  22. Wireless Flash Modes

    Master
    Remote
  23. Wireless Groups

    Radio controlled: Master + 6 groups
    Optically controlled: Master + 3 groups
  24. Other Functions

    Improved Thermal Cut-out
  25. Dimensions

    73 x 137 x 103.5 mm (Approx.)
  26. Weight (Approx. without batteries)

    14.9 oz. (420 g)

 Includes:

  • AS-22 Speedlight Stand
  • SW-15H Nikon Diffusion Dome
  • SZ-4FL Fluorescent Filter
  • SZ-4TN Incandescent Filter
  • SS-5000 Soft Case
  • Accessory Pouch
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty