Nikon Professional Digital SLR D1 (2.74 mpixel)
Aug 24, 1999 at 04:00 GMT
Nikon Professional Digital SLR D1 (page two)
|Image mode||Approx size||No. on 64MB CF|
|Raw (uncompressed raw 12-bit)||4MB||16|
|HI (uncompressed TIFF YCbCr-TIFF)||5.3MB||12|
|HI (uncompressed TIFF RGB-TIFF)||9.1MB||7|
|Fine (approx. 1:4 compression)||1.3MB||48|
|Normal (approx. 1:8 compression)||659KB||97|
|Basic (approx. 1:16 compression)||328KB||195|
Nikkor AF-S Zoom 17-35mm f/2.8 IF-ED lens
|Focal length||17mm to 35mm (Equivalent to approx. 25.5-52.5mm focal length in 35mm)|
|Lens construction||Approx. 157 x 153 x 85mm (6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4 in.)|
|Picture angle||104� to 62° (79° to 44° with Nikon Professional Digital SLR D1)|
|Focus distance||0.9m - infinity|
|Max. reproduction ratio||1/4.6|
|Focal length scale||17mm, 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm|
|Aperture scale||f/2.8 to f/22|
|Dimensions||Approx. 83mm dia. x 106mm or 3.3 in. dia x 4.2 in.|
|Weight||Approx. 750g or 26.5 oz.|
Nikon SB-28DX "speedlight" flash
|Flash guide no.||
At full output for each zoom-head position.
25/82 (18mm*), 28/92 (20mm*), 42/138 (24mm), 45/148 (28mm), 51/167 (35mm), 59/194 (50mm), 68/223 (70mm), 71/233 (85mm)
ISO 100, 20° C / 68° F (m/ft.)
18/59 (18mm*), 20/66 (20mm*), 30/98 (24mm), 32/105 (28mm), 36/118 (35mm), 42/138 (50mm), 48/157 (70mm), 50/164 (85mm)
* For 18 and 20mm, when built-in wide flash adaptor is used
down 7 degrees, or up 90 degrees (7 possible click-stops)
Horizontal: right 90 degrees or left 180 degrees (9 possible click-stops)
Press the ON / OFF button for approx. 0.5 sec. to turn
2) Press the MODE and ON / OFF buttons simultaneously to operate standby function and conserve battery power (it automatically turns off after approx. 80 sec. when unused)
|Flash exposure control||
Selected via MODE button
o 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
for D1 (includes: 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
for D1, Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1, Centre-Weighted
Fill-Flash for D1 or Standard TTL Flash for D1; specific
function employed depends on the lens in use)
on four of the following "R6" type batteries (types cannot
1) 1.5V LR6 (L40 AA-type alkaline)
2) 1.5V AA-type lithium
3) 1.2V AA-type NiCd (rechargeable)
4) 1.2V AA-type Ni-MH (rechargeable)
|External power sources (optional)||
1) DC Unit SD-7*1 (connected
via power cord SC-16A*2); uses
six LR14 (C-type alkaline) or NiCd batteries,
*1 SD-7 is not available in European
|Minimum recycle time at full output with fresh batteries||
(Applied when the AF-Assist Illuminator, zoom head position adjustment, or LCD illuminator is not used)
1) 1.5V LR6 (L40 AA-type alkaline): 6.5 sec.
|Number of flashes per fresh set of batteries||
(Applicable when the AF-Assist Illuminator, zoom head position adjustment, or LCD illuminator is not used)
1) 1.5V LR6 (L40 AA-type alkaline): 150 or more times
(with 6.5 to 30 sec. recycling time)
|Red-eye reduction||The red-eye reduction lamp lights up before the flash fires (this function is activated on the camera)|
|Wireless slave flash||Not available|
The illuminator automatically lights up the subject when
conducting autofocus in dim light or in the dark (works
with current Nikon AF SLR cameras)
2) Cancellation also possible
Lights up when flash is recycled and ready to fire
2) Blinks when flash fires at its maximum output, indicating exposure caution
"A" mode: Performs test firing for correct exposure detection
2) "Multi-flash" mode: Performs "multi-flash" test firing
|Built-in wide flash adapter||Allows use of an 18mm or 20mm lens|
|Safety lock system||With Nikon SLR cameras (including digital SLRs) equipped with a safety lock system, the mount pin is automatically inserted into the locking hole in the camera's accessory shoe. This secures the SB-28DX to the camera.|
|LCD panel illuminator||Turns on and off every time the "Illuminator" button is pressed (illumination lasts approx. 16 sec.)|
|Flash shooting distance scale||Distance scale on the LCD panel can be set to metres (m) by pressing the "Illuminator" button and "ON / OFF" switch simultaneously (distance in feet (ft.) also available)|
|Dimensions||Approx. 69 x 128 x 90mm (2.7 x 5.0 x 3.5 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 320g (11.3 oz.)|
|Supplied accessories||Soft Case SS-28, External power source terminal cap|
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1
The Speedlight sets off a series of Monitor Pre-flashes before the main flash fires. The pre-flashes are detected by each of the five segments of the D1's TTL Multi Sensor. As a result, the main subject is properly illuminated by flash, and the background comes out looking natural for a well-balanced, superbly lit shot.
Since the D1 uses a CCD instead of film, TTL flash control has been redesigned to ensure the same high-quality results offered by the 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash feature of current Nikon SLRs.
The D1 employs a shutter blade located in front of the CCD. This allows TTL monitoring of the pre-flashes just before exposure and even after the reflex mirror goes up.
A range of data is transmitted to the SB-28DX automatically (when using a CPU lens*). Transmitted data includes: sensitivity, aperture value, focal length of the lens in use, and exposure compensation value.
The following functions are available
depending on the type of lens in use and/or camera settings:
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
for D1 (with D-type AF Nikkors)
In addition determining the results of Monitor Pre-flashes, Distance Information is also evaluated for more precise TTL balanced fill-flash control.
Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
for D1 (with non-D-type AF Nikkors)
Delivers a balanced exposure of the main subject and background according to the results of the Monitor Pre-flashes (for main subject exposure) and Matrix Metering (for background exposure).
for D1 (AI-type Nikkors)
Delivers a balanced exposure of the main subject and background according to the results of the Monitor Pre-flashes (for the main subject exposure) and Centre-Weighted Metering (for the background exposure).
Standard TTL Flash for D1 (All
The Centre-Weighted Meter, instead of the TTL Multi Sensor, detects monitor Pre- flashes. Flash exposure is thus controlled without balancing the foreground and background exposure.
Flash output level compensation from -3 to +1 EV in 1/3 EV steps. The compensation value can be confirmed via the rear LCD panel. Since the D1 shows the results immediately after shutter release, photographers can easily obtain the image that they want. (Can be used simultaneously with the camera body's flash output level compensation feature.)
AA (Auto Aperture) Flash
AA (Auto Aperture) Flash is possible when connected to the Nikon D1 with a CPU lens* attached.
A range of data is transmitted to the SB-28DX automatically (when using a CPU lens*). Transmitted data includes sensitivity, aperture value, focal length of the lens in use and exposure compensation value. The SB-28DX uses this data to control flash output via the light sensor on the front of the unit.
Non-TTL Auto Flash operation is automatically selected when using non-CPU lenses.
Flash output level compensation is possible from -3 to +1 EV in 1/3 EV steps. The compensation value can be confirmed via the rear LCD panel. (Can be used simultaneously with the camera body's flash output level compensation feature.)
* CPU lenses refer to those AF Nikkor, D-type Nikkor, or AI-P Nikkor lenses that feature a built-in microcomputer and CPU contacts.