The 8 Best Speedlights For Nikon Cameras
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Illumination is essential to a photographer, but sometimes there just isn't enough of it to go around. One of these speedlights for Nikon cameras can take a dimly-lit scene that would likely result in a poor-quality image and provide it with enough brightness to look much better. We've ranked them here by overall power, recycle time, build quality, and extra features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 20, 2020:
Since Nikon's Z series of mirrorless cameras still use the same hot shoe design as their more traditional DSLRs (both full-frame and APSC), they didn't need to reinvent their flash mount the way they did with their lenses in the past three years. As such, the SB-5000 AF remains their current top of the line model, brought out to replace the SB 910, which was really just a stop-gap measure to address overheating issues with the SB 900. I can speak to those issues personally, having unsuccessfully attempted to manually clean battery corrosion off the inside of a door on the 900 after a meltdown. The 5000 fixes pretty much all of those issues.
We still kept the models moving backward in Nikon's lineup that don't include the 900 series, as these not only evaded those overheating issues, but as each offers something positive with their respective reduction of both cost and features, like the useful mode and spread switches on the SB-700 TTL Digital Flash. We did, however, get rid of the 1 SB-N10 Underwater, which is really part of a bygone system for the company that hasn't seen a release since 2015, and hasn't seen a compatible underwater model in almost a decade.
Flash Photography The Easy Way Learning to use sources other than natural or ambient light can be extremely daunting, but this article on the Nikon website makes it easy to find a footing in what can quickly become a confusing world by teaching you some of the basic principles by which its authors applies his strobes. It won't make you a pro overnight, but it can accelerate your learning process. nikonusa.com