• Guide number34.5/113
  • CLS
  • Radio-controlled AWL
  • Unified flash control
  • Cooling system
  • 420g
Electronic construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Guide number (at35 mm zoom headposition, in FX format,standard illuminationpattern) 34.5/113 (ISO 100, m/ft)
Effective flash output distance range (in i-TTL, auto aperture flash or non-TTL auto flash mode) 0.6 to 20 m (2 to 65.6 ft) (varies depending on camera’s image area setting, illumination pattern, ISO sensitivity, zoom head position, and lens aperture in use)
Illumination pattern There are three illumination patterns: standard, even,center-weighted The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera’s image area in both FX and DX formats
Flash mode i-TTL, Auto aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash, Distance-priority manual flash, Manual flash,  Repeating flash
Other available functions Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF and modeling illumination
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) A number of flash operations are available with compatible cameras: i-TTL mode, Advanced WirelessLighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Flash ColorInformation Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF and unifiedflash control
Multiple flash-unit photography operation
  • Advanced Wireless Lighting
  • Direct remote wireless multiple flash-unit photography (remote mode)
Bounce capability Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click-stops at −7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Power ON/OFF Rotate the power switch to turn the SB-5000 on or off
Standby function can also be set
Power source Use four AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
  • 1.5 V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
  • 1.2 V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
For minimum number of flashes, recycling time and duration of continuous LED light emission for each battery type, see the user's manual.
Flash-ready indicator The SB-5000 is fully recycled: lights up Insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL, auto aperture flash, non-TTL auto flash or distance priority manual flash mode, or AUTO mode in direct remote wireless multiple flash-unit photography): flashes slowly
AF-assist illuminator (inremote mode) The SB-5000 is fully recycled: flashes slowly and goes out Insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL,auto aperture flash or non-TTL auto flash mode, or AUTO mode in direct remote wireless multiple flash-unitphotography): flashes slowly
Flash duration Approx. 1/980 sec. at full output
Mounting foot lock lever Provides secure attachment of the SB-5000 to camera’s accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment
Flash exposure compensation −3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL, auto aperture flash, non-TTL auto flash or distance-priority manual flash mode
Menu settings 24 items
Other functions ISO sensitivity manual setting, redisplay of amount of underexposure due to insufficient flash output in i-TTL mode, reset to the default settings, key lock, thermal cut-out, firmware update
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 73 x 137 x 103.5 mm (2.9 x 5.4 x 4.1 in.)
Weight Approx. 520 g (18.4 oz) (with 1.5 V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries × 4)
Approx. 420 g (14.9 oz) (Speedlight only)
Included accessories Speedlight Stand AS-22, Nikon Diffusion Dome SW-15H, Fluorescent Filter SZ-4FL, Incandescent Filter SZ-4TN, Soft Case SS-5000, Accessory pouch
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  • Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a unit with fresh batteries operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

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