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Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Camera flash
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Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Camera flash $303.00 

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Product Summary

  • 24/78.7 (m/ft at ISO 100) at 24 mm
  • Tilts up to 90°
  • Rotates horizontally through 180°
  • i-TTL flash control 
  • High-intensity LED light
  • Compatible with FX- and DX- format D-SLRs, COOLPIX
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Nikon Australia

This portable and easy to use Speedlight SB-500 Camera flash is very much compatible with FX- and DX- format D-SLRs, COOLPIX. It features a high-intensity LED light on the front of the flash unit that’s ideal for taking videos. The flash mode may vary whether you want to use i-TTL flash control to Manual flash control. SB-500 has a guide number 24/78.7 (m/ft at ISO 100) at 24 mm angle of view (FX format) coverage. The flash body tilts up to 90° and rotates horizontally through 180° so to angle it to a precise position.

Product Features in Detail

Compact i-TTL Speedlight
compatible with FX- and DX- format D-SLRs, COOLPIX cameras equipped with a hot shoe, and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.

Built-in LED light
high-intensity (100 lx) LED light on the front of the flash unit that’s ideal for shooting movies. The LED light covers the angle of view of a 24 mm lens (FX format), offers superior colour reproduction.

Simple operation
superior ergonomics are matched with easy-to-understand controls on the rear of the unit. Additional functions and flash mode can be set via a camera menu, which activates automatically when the SB-500 is attached to the camera.

Guide number
24/78.7 (m/ft at ISO 100) covering a 24 mm angle-of-view (FX format).

compact, lightweight design, and powered by two AA-size batteries.

Versatile / direct the light
the flash head tilts up to 90° and rotates horizontally through 180°. Angle the light just the way you want in order to shoot creatively or attain more balanced images in tricky lighting situations. 

Compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System
the SB-500 can work as a master flash for multiple off-camera flash set-ups, when used with cameras featuring a built-in flash commander mode.

Included in the Box

     Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Camera flash
     Speedlight Stand AS-23
     Soft Case SS-DC2
     12 months with Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at

Warranty Information

     This Nikon Speedlight SB-500 Camera flash comes with 12 months with Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

Electronic construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number 24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft, 23°C/73.4°F)
Effective flash output distance range (in i-TTL flash control) 0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 65.6 ft); 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.
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 (W x H x D) Approx. 67 x 114.5 x 70.8 mm (2.7 x 4.6 x 2.8 in.)
Weight Approx. 273g (9.7 oz), including 2 AA-size alkaline batteries Approx. 226 g (8 oz), body only
Supplied Accessories Speedlight Stand AS-23, Soft Case SS-DC2



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