Nikon SB-910 Speedlight

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight is a new powerful Creative Lighting System which has guide number of 34 m/111.5 ft. at ISO 100 on 35mm zoom head position with min. Recycling Time of 2.3 sec. (approx.) when use Ni-MH (2600 mAh) batteries. It features Multiple Flash Exposure Modes: i-TTL, Manual Flash, Distance-priority manual flash with automatically detect the Lens Coverage of DX or FX format camera. The Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° and also rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right.


The Nikon SB-910 Speedlight also offers a Flash Compensation of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash and Distance-priority manual flash modes. It provides Wireless Flash Modes with Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Channels of Wireless Communication. The flash measures 3.1 x 5.7 x 4.4 in. (78.5 x 145 x 113mm) with weight Approx. 14.8 oz. (420g) (without batteries).

Overall Rating: ★★★★★


Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Features

Expert lighting performance

The Nikon SB-910 Speedlight is able to works as a stand-alone flash, as a part of a flash wireless group even it can be use as a remote unit or wireless Commander with up to four channel options. It also has an i-TTL system which supports Advanced Wireless Lighting and versatile functions for up to four groups of Speedlights, with 3 remote i-TTL Speedlight groups that is controlled by master Nikon SB-910.


The i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash as a flash control using an Advanced Data Communication System to provide an improved method for the monitor pre-flash and wireless operation. In addition, the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight provides wide zoom range from 17-200mm with streamlined controls and menus.

Perfect partner for indoor and outdoor

Nikon SB-910 has an i-TTL flash control which allows the flash to share critical exposure information with CLS compatible D-SLRs like a DX or FX format camera that can be automatically detected by Nikon SB-910. All of the complex lighting calculations are counted for users instantly with consistently accurate results in just about any lighting situation. The flash lets users to select from 3 light distribution patterns: Standard, Center-weighted, and Even. With built-in Commander operating as the Master controller, It can also used as a Commander to control wirelessly up to three groups of remotely SB-900, SB-700 and SB-R200 Speedlights.


Ease of use

The Nikon SB-910 Speedlight has been improving of its graphic user interface (GUI) includes adding a dedicated Menu button for easy operation and illuminated buttons for control in low light. Not only that, the flash also improve the thermal protection system to prevents overheating during rapid firing by automatically slowing down the recycle time rather than shutting down the flash. Comes with a Hard filters for fluorescent and tungsten lighting make the the flash automatically change the white balance of the camera to match the filter which is used when shooting.


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Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Reviews

Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight and writes;
“If you can get past all the fluff features and set it the way you want, which isn’t that difficult, it works great. It just keeps pumping out the power and recycles fast.”
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Commander Function Yes

Remote Function Yes

Guide Number

* 34 m/111.5 ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)

* 48 m/157.5 ft. (at ISO 200, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)

Electronic Construction

Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

Flash Exposure Control

Distance-priority manual flash
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)

Lens Coverage

8 to 11mm (DX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
12 to 17mm (FX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
12 to 200mm (DX-format, Automatic mode)
17 to 200mm (FX-format, Automatic mode)

Illumination pattern

* The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera’s image area in both FX and DX formats
* Standard
* Even
* Center-weighted

Other Available Functions

* Test Firing
* Monitor Pre-flashes
* AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
* Modeling illuminator

Bounce Function (Tilt)

Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°.

Bounce Function (Rotate)

Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°

Minimum Recycling Time

* 2.3 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH (2600 mAh) batteries
* 3.0 sec. (approx.) with Oxyride™ (1.5V) batteries
* 4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
* 4.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries

Flash Duration

* 1/880 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
* 1/1100 sec. at M 1/2 output
* 1/2550 sec. at M 1/4 output
* 1/5000 sec. at M 1/8 output
* 1/10000 sec. at M 1/16 output
* 1/20000 sec. at M 1/32 output
1/35700 sec. at M 1/64 output
1/38500 sec. at M 1/128 output

Required Power Source

* Four 1.2V Ni-MH (AA-size) batteries
* Four 1.5V Alkaline-manganese (AA-size) batteries
* Four 1.5V Lithium (AA-size) batteries

Optional Power Supply

* SK-6 Power Bracket Unit, SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
* SD-8A High-Performance Battery Pack

Flash-ready Indicator

* Rear and Front lights blink: Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, or Distance-priority manual flash operations).

* Rear lights up and Front blinks: recycled and ready to fire.

Ready Light Front

Flash Compensation

–3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash and Distance-priority manual flash modes

Custom Setting

* AF-Assist Illumination
* Modeling Illuminator
* Monitor pre-flashes
* Test firing

Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time

* 110/4.0 – 30 sec. (1.5V Alkaline-manganese)
* 165/2.3–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
* 190/2.3–30 sec. (2600mAh Ni-MH)
* 230/4.5–120 sec. (1.5V Lithium)

Wireless Flash Modes

Master, Master (RPT), Off, Remote, SU-4

Wireless Communication Channels

Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Channels

Wireless Groups Three: A, B and C

Other Functions

* Firmware update
* ISO sensitivity setting
* Key lock
* Recalling the underexposure value in the TTL auto flash mode
* Resetting the settings
* Improved Thermal Cut-out

Dimensions 3.1 x 5.7 x 4.4 in. (78.5 x 145 x 113mm)

Weight (Approx. without batteries) 14.8 oz. (420g)

Supplied Accessories

* AS-21 Speedlight Stand
* SW-13H Nikon Diffusion Dome
* SZ-2FL Fluorescent Filter
* SZ-2TN Incandescent Filter
* SS-910 Soft Case

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