Speedlight SB-400 Specifications
Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
| Guide number (20°C/68°F)||
30/98.4 (ISO 200, m/ft), 21/69 (ISO 100, m/ft)
|Angle of coverage||
Light distribution covers an 18mm lens when mounted on a Nikon DX format camera and a 27mm lens when mounted on an F6
|Flash shooting distance range||
0.6m to 20m (2 to 66 ft.) (Varies depending on the ISO sensitivity, zoom-head position, and lens aperture in use)
i-TTL, M (manual, only with the D40)
All cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System
|Flash exposure control set on the camera ||
Slow-sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction in slow sync, Rear-curtain sync flash, FV Lock flash, manual flash (with D40 camera)
Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°
The ON/OFF switch turns the SB-400 on and off
|Power source / min. recycling time / no. of flashes (at full output)||
With fresh batteries (These data may vary depending on battery condition)|
Two AA-size penlight batteries (1.5V or lower) of the following types:
|Batteries|| Min. recycling time (approx.) Min. number of flashes / interval between full flash output and ready light on*|
Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) 3.9 sec. 140/3.9-30 sec.
Lithium (1.5V) 4.2 sec. 250/4.2-30 sec.
Oxyride (1.5V) 3.1 sec. 150/3.1-30 sec.
Ni-MH (2600 mAh) (rechargeable) (1.2V) 2.5 sec. 210/2.5-30 sec.
*When firing the Speedlight at full output once every 30 seconds (120 seconds with lithium batteries.)
• Lights up when the SB-400 is recharged and ready to fire|
• Blinks to indicate: insufficient light/insufficient battery power/incompatibility of camera with SB-400/overheating
Approx. 1/1300 sec. at full output
|Mounting foot lever lock||
Provides secure attachment of SB-400 to the camera accessory shoe with a mount pin to prevent accidental detachment
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||
Approx. 66 x 56.5 x 80mm (2.6 x 2.2 x 3.1 in.)
|Weight (without batteries)||
Approx. 127g (4.5 oz.)
SS-400 Soft Case
These performance specifications are applicable when fresh batteries are used at normal temperature (20°C/68°F).
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Oxyride Battery is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
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Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. November 2006
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