Advanced Wireless Lighting Made Simple
Equipped with Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL), the Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight makes complex, multiple-flash setups simpler. In addition to optical wireless control, Nikon SB-5000 offers radio control*, allowing it to remotely trigger other compatible flash units up to 30m away without a direct line of sight. This means you can position your lights exactly where you need them, and not worry about obstacles blocking the flash signal. Expand your creative possibilities with the Nikon WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (sold separately), which lets you control up to 6 groups of remote flashes (18 flash units total).
Non-stop Shooting Power
Capture fast-paced sports action, weddings, events and studio portraits without missing a moment. The Nikon SB-5000 flash gives you the freedom to shoot continuously without waiting for the flash to cool down. Boasting the world’s first cooling system in a hotshoe-mounted compact speedlight, the Nikon SB-5000 is engineered to actively suppress heat generated inside the flash head. This reduces the downtime between flashes, allowing you to fire as many as 120 consecutive flashes in a single burst at 5-second intervals.
Innovative, Intuitive Design
Cleverly, intuitively and compactly designed, the Nikon SB-5000 flash offers superior handling and portability. Along with a wide, brightly lit LCD display screen, its space-saving and user-friendly control panel features a rotary multi selector, which lets you easily access frequently used functions such as Flash Mode and (in Manual Mode) Flash Compensation Value/Output Level. There’s also an [i] button like those on Nikon DSLRs, offering faster, more streamlined operation. Tiltable from -7 to +90° and rotatable 180° left or right, the flash can be easily angled or bounced for softer lighting effects.
Maximum Compatibility with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System
Besides radio control*, the Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight works in a myriad of ways within Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS). Use the SB-5000 on-camera to control other remote speedlights, or use your camera's built-in flash, another speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander to control the SB-5000 off-camera. You can even combine optical wireless control with radio control. Using the Unified Flash Control function, you can also control the SB-5000 via your camera menu* or computer with optional Camera Control Pro 2 software installed.
*With compatible cameras (see Pro Tips section)
Image Credits: Dave Black