Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa I Have Been A Good Boy This Year

I am not gonna brag about what i got for Christmas from my parents, but on the other hand what the hell, yes yes yes my parents bought me a SB-700 flash for Christmas, launched just a couple of days ago I thought that it would be priced humongously overpriced. 

But I was wrong, went to my usual joints in KL to check out some camera stuff and enquired about the flash, some shops don't even have the stock yet. Even the staff in Nikon center in Times Square were like "Ha SB-700? Haven't come out yet la". Arrived at Pudu Plaza at 545pm, was told by the staff in YL that he had only four units left as it was quickly being sold out quickly, enquired about the price and was told it was RM1000, so it is priced in between the SB-600 and the SB-800, hence the name SB-700, nice marketing ploy huh.

Came with a big case, which I find it problem now as my Crumpler 5 Million Dollar home now looks like this when loaded up with it. The straps are like forced to it's limits.

Mummy now can I have a 7 Million Dollar Home?Hehe.Oh ya the SB-700 comes with a diffuser and 2 coloured filters not gels though. Has a range from 24mm-120mm whereas the SB-600 has a range of 14mm-85mm. Oh well here are the specs, lazy wan type one by one:

Electronic construction
Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number (35 mm zoom head position, FX format, Standard illumination pattern)
28/92 (ISO 100, m/ft.), 39/128 (ISO 200, m/ft.)
Illumination pattern
Three illumination patterns: standard, even and center-weighted
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
Effective flash output distance range (in i-TTL mode)
0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft. to 66 ft.) (varies depending on camera image area setting, illumination pattern, ISO sensitivity, zoom head position and lens aperture in use)
Flash mode
i-TTL, manual flash, distance-priority manual flash
Other functions
Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF, and modeling illumination
Multiple flash-unit photography operation
Advanced Wireless Lighting, SU-4 type wireless multiple flash-unit photography
Compatible cameras
All cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System (other cameras can be used but functionality is reduced)
Flash exposure control set on the camera
Camera sync modes: slow sync, red-eye reduction slow-sync, front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain slow-sync
Photography functions: auto FP high-speed sync, FV lock, red-eye reduction
Bounce capability
Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 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
Four AA-type alkaline (1.5V), lithium (1.5V) or Ni-MH (1.2V) batteries
Flash-ready indicator
Fully recycled: lights up
Insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode): blinks
Flash duration
Approx. 1/1042 sec. at full output
Mounting foot lock lever
Provides secure attachment of SB-700 to camera's accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 71 x 126 x 104.5 mm (2.8 x 5.0 x 4.1 in.)
Weight (without batteries)
Approx. 360 g (12.7 oz.)
Included accessories
Speedlight Stand AS-22, Nikon Diffusion Dome SW-14H, Incandescent Filter SZ-3TN, Fluorescent Filter SZ-3FL, Soft Case SS-700

Haven't really tried it out yet but the buttons and dials do look more organized than the SB-600.

So ya, thanks mummy and daddy and Santa. Will upload pics on my latest shoot soon, stick around.


  1. Gaahh !!How I wish I have it too :D I just got a small digital cam wtf, -.- btw, i followed you in your blog ;D

  2. Good stuff. It looks a lot user-friendly as well. More crap at the back to show users how to use the flash. The 600 will phase out soon.

  3. Nice DSLR! :D i'm jealous of it LOL