With the SB-800 Nikon is once again ahead of its competition when it comes to flash. The SB-800 is Nikon's top of the line flash, which fully supports Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) (when used with compatible camera bodies and lenses).The SB-800 is also backwards compatible with older Nikon cameras, in supported modes, i.e. you will not be able to use I-TTL with a camera that doesn't support it. With the SB-800 Nikon has brought you wireless TTL flash for your Dslr, and made it simple and easy. Finally multiple flash use is a breeze, and you have full control from your camera.
Type: Shoe mount flash
Guide No: 125' (38 m) at 35mm Position, 184' (56 m) at 105mm Position
Angle of Coverage: 86° to 23° (24 to 105mm in 35mm format), 114° (14mm) with included wide angle adapter
Bounce Head: Yes
Swivel Head: Yes
Recycle Time: 2.7 Seconds with SD-800 Battery Pack and Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries, 6 Seconds with fresh alkaline batteries & full power
Power Source: Four 1.5-Volt "AA" batteries, One extra AA battery with SD-800
Included accessories: Quick Recycle Battery Pack SD-800 (for one R6 (AA) - size battery), Speedlight Stand AS-19, Colored Filter Set SJ-800 (FL-G1 and TN-A1), Diffusion Dome SW-10H, Soft Case SS-800
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 70.6 x 127.4 x 91.7 mm 2.8 x 5.0 x 3.6 in.
Weight (without batteries): Approx. 350g (12.3 oz.)
Price from: Discontinued
Manufacturers web site: www.nikon.com
If you are a Nikon owner, this flash is simply a must for you, this is by far the best, and easiest flash I have ever used. You will be surprised by how much power this little flash have. I currently have 2 Nikon SB-800`s and 1 SB-600 that I use regularly. One thing you realize pretty fast is, I need more flashes, it seems Nikon have created an addiction here. Only major drawback is figuring out the manual, which has more information than you need. I have written a quick- start guide on how to set up wireless flash, so you don't have to read thru the 125 page long manual. Nikon Wireless Flash Setup. If you don't need the extra battery, commander mode or repeating wireless flash, Then get the SB-600.
*Prices and rebates are subject to change. Listed price is from July 31, 2009