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Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight

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  • Radio Control Advanced Wireless Lighting
  • Cooling System for 100 Consecutive Shots
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-200mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts from -7° to 90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Info Button for Quick Access to Settings
  • Recycle Time: 1.8-2.6 Seconds
  • Slow, High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync

The Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight enables up to 100 consecutive full-power flashes. These features alone are enough to put it at the top of the speedlight heap, but the SB-5000 doesn't rest and provides a powerful guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm while also shrinking in overall size compared to its predecessors.

Of course, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight is fully compatible with Nikon's i-TTL automatic exposure system found in a majority of their cameras for fast, accurate operation. The radio control implemented in the SB-5000 requires a compatible camera using the WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller in order to fully realize the power of the system. This Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight enables the camera and flash to wirelessly control up to six groups of flashes from up to 98' away, without requiring any line of sight. Also, the SB-5000 and the radio system are fully compatible with the existing optical triggering method of older units and can even be mixed and matched for maximum versatility.

Flash Design and Output

  • Flash head tilts with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45 °, 60°, 75°, and 90° and rotates left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
  • A first for shoe-mounted flashes, a built-in cooling system enables over 100 consecutive bursts at full output without overheating
  • Running on four AA batteries, a quick recycle time of 1.8-2.6 seconds is possible. SB-5000 can also be powered via the optional SK-6 Power Bracket Unit and SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack to further reduce recycle times and increase the number of flashes per charge
  • Guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm or 180' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Manual power output from 1/1 to 1/256
  • Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/3 EV steps
  • Flash duration of 1/980 to 1/30,820 second depending on output setting
  • Full sync mode support is available with slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain options.
  • Coverage of 14-24mm in FX when using built-in wide-angle diffusion panel
  • Light distribution angle is automatically adjustable to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats with standard, even, and center-weighted options
  • Updated flash design includes a backlit rear LCD panel, a dedicated Info button for fast access to commonly adjusted settings, and an auxiliary PC terminal for additional wired triggering options
  • Customize settings with Unified Flash Control using Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 software from a computer. Also, flash firmware can be updated through the camera

Wireless Flash Control

  • Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting when used with a D5 or D500 DSLR equipped with WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller and WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter
  • Radio triggering range of 98' with no line-of-sight requirement and with control over 6 groups of flashes
  • Wireless Commander TTL capabilities with both optical and radio trigger options
  • Commander Mode to set up optical wireless flashes in 3 groups and in one of 4 channels
  • Control and mix optical and radio flashes
In the Box
  • Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • Nikon SW-15H Diffusion Dome for SB-5000 Speedlight
  • Nikon AS-22 Speedlight Stand for SB-700 (Replacement)
  • Nikon SZ-4FL Fluorescent Filter
  • Nikon SZ-4TN Incandescent Filter for SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • Nikon SS-5000 Soft Case for SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
More Information

Flash Head

Guide Number

113.19' / 34.5 m at ISO 100 (35 mm Position) 180.45' / 55 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)


Full-Frame 24 to 200 mm 14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)

Angle of Coverage

12 to 84° 84 to 114° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)

Auto Zoom Head


Bounce Head

-7 to +90°

Swivel Head


Flash Duration

1/980 to 1/30820 Second

Recycle Time

Approx. 1.8 to 2.6 Seconds

Secondary Illumination


Exposure Control

Exposure Control

Nikon i-TTL, Manual

Flash Modes

Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync

Power Range

1/1 to 1/256

Flash Compensation

-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)


Wireless Operation

Radio (TTL/Manual) Up to 98.43' / 30 m (Commander, Slave) Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual) Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)

Wireless Channels


Wireless Groups


Remote Timing Modes

Instant Sync Skip Preflash


Internal Power

4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)

External Power Pack Compatible





Off-Camera Terminal


Dimensions (W x H x D)

2.9 x 5.4 x 4.1" / 73 x 137 x 103.5 mm


14.81 oz / 420 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight

1.8 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

10.45 x 4.6 x 4.55"

WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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