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Nikon SB-400 Speedlight

By dpreview staff on Nov 16, 2006 at 06:02 GMT

The second 'designed for the D40' accessory today is the SB-400 Speedlight, a compact yet powerful external flash with a tilting front (horizontal, 60, 75 and 90 degrees). This unit has a guide number of 21 (m at ISO 100 at 18mm) and has a shooting distance of 60 cm to 20 m (2 to 66 ft).

Press Release:

Nikon launches latest entry-class SB-400 Speedlight

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Nikon announces the Nikon Speedlight SB-400, an intelligent and versatile external flash unit that provides i-TTL flash operation in a super-compact and ultra-lightweight body at an affordable price.

With its powerful guide number of 21*, the SB-400 is an ideal flash unit for beginners in digital SLR photography, but it is also useful for hobbyists and professionals looking for a handy i-TTL flash unit offering an effortless bounce flash function.

The SB-400 has been specifically developed to provide photographers with an entry-level external flash unit which is compatible with i-TTL flash operation. When combined with cameras that are compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System, the SB-400 is controlled in i-TTL and D40’s M (manual) mode.

The SB-400’s flash head can be tilted in 4 steps - horizontal, as well as 60, 75 and 90 degrees - and has a flash shooting distance range of between 60cm to 20m (depending on the camera’s ISO setting). Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction and other flash modes can also be set on the camera body, enabling users to enjoy brighter and more natural lighting for better flash pictures.

The SB-400 will is on sale worldwide from December 2006, including a SS-400 softcase.

* ISO 100, m, at 18mm zoom-head position, 20°C/68°F

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