The Nikon Speedight SB-26 was introduced in 1994, and was a upgrade from the Nikon SB-25. The key upgrades were: built-in slave function and a built in wide 18mm diffuser. In the digital era we live in this flash will not work in TTL mode with Nikon's Dslr's. It will work in Auto or manual mode. The most interesting feature for today's cameras is the built-in slave function in the SB-26. You will need another flash to trigger the SB-26's Slave function.
Type: Shoe mount flash
Guide No: 36 (ISO 100, m) with zoom head set at 35mm
Angle of Coverage: 18mm and 20mm(with built-in wide flash adapter), 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm and 85mm.
Bounce Head: Yes
Swivel Head: Yes
Recycle Time: Approx. 7 sec
Power Source: Four 1.5V "AA" batteries, And/or DC Unit SD-7 and high performance Battery Pack SD-8
Size: Approx. 79mm(W) x 135mm(H) x 101 mm(D)
Weight: Approx. 390g
Price: $ Discontinued
Manufacturers web site: www.nikon.com
an excellent flash, it packs allot of power and it has a built in slave function. Although the SB-26 is not a Nikon CLS flash, it can be a great unit to add to any existing wireless flash set-up.
Value for money is excellent, you get a powerful flash with a built-in slave for around $ 100.
For Information on using the SB-26 as a slave unit