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Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight

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TheSB-500 AF Speedlight is a compact, lightweight i-TTL Speedlight and LED video light that gives you total control of the light around you. Whether you're looking for extra illumination during HD video recording, a wireless off-camera flash to use along with your camera's built-in commander mode, another Nikon Speedlight like the SB-700 or SB-910 or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander or just an advanced and versatile—yet simple to use—Nikon Speedlight, the SB-500 Speedlight is a bright idea.

The SB-500 Speedlight has simple controls—just a few buttons —and it operates on two AA batteries; yet, it offers the performance of an advanced Speedlight. Its powerful and has wide coverage with a guide number of 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft) with 24mm coverage in FX-format and 16mm coverage in DX-format. Its head rotates 180° left and right and tilts 90° upward allowing you to bounce light off nearby surfaces to soften the light and shadows, creating more flattering portraits. If your camera has a Commander Mode, it can even be used wirelessly off-camera along with your camera's built-in flash for greater illumination power from interesting angles.

The SB-500 Speedlight is also a versatile video light especially well suited for recording interviews up close. It has a built-in high-intensity LED light (approx. 100 lux) that provides steady, uniform daylight-balanced illumination. It can be used at three output levels—quarter, half or full power—making it practical for low-light video shooting and close up still photography. And when used with the D810 or D750, the SB-500 Speedlight communicates LED color information (along with that of the flash) to the camera for optimal white balance.

Nikon's i-TTL technology (intelligent Through-The-Lens) tailors the characteristics of the flash to each shot you take, so you get optimal results every time. With that intelligence and more illumination power than a camera's pop-up flash, the SB-500 Speedlight is excellent as a fill-light outdoors (brightening shadowy areas on your subject) or for soft bounce lighting indoors. Use it off-camera wirelessly as a second flash controlled by either your camera's built-in flash (if your camera has a Commander Mode), another Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander. If you're using D810 or D750 in Commander Mode, the SB-500 Speedlight will also work as a master flash in Advanced Wireless Lighting.


  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • 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 two AA batteries

In The Box:
1 x Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight
1 x Nikon AS-23 Speedlight Stand
1 x Nikon SS-DC2 Soft Case (Black)

Glazer's SKU 28401
Manufacturer Nikon
Product Specs

Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight Specifications:

Commander FunctionYes
Remote FunctionYes
Guide Number24m/78.7ft. (at ISO 100)
Flash Exposure Controli-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Lens Coverage24 mm lens (FX format) or 16 mm lens (DX format)
Other Available FunctionsTest Firing
Monitor Pre-flashes
Modeling flash (LED)
Bounce Function (Tilt)Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°.
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°
Flash Duration1/1100 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
Required Power Source2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
1.5V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
1.2V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Flash-ready IndicatorFully recycled: lights up
Warning indication: flashes slowly
Flash CompensationAvailable via camera settings
Wireless Flash ModesCommander / Remote
Other FunctionsFirmware update
Thermal cut-out
LED light with three level brighness for close-up photography, modeling light or recording movies - maximum output: approx. 100 lx at 1 m (3.3 ft.), high power



Approx. Dimensions (W x H x D)2.6 x 4.5 x 2.8 in / 67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm
Approx. Weight (Without Batteries)8 oz. / 226 g