last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-10

The SB-10 is basically a modest update of the SB-8E. Introduced in 1979, it was intended for the Nikon FE and FM.


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82 (ft), 25 (m)
Weight: 270g (w/o batteries)
Size: 1.5” (37mm) tall x 4.3” (110mm) wide x 3.1” (79mm) deep
Power: four AA batteries
Recycle Time: 8 seconds minimum (full discharge)
# of Flashes: ~160 at full manual
Flash Duration: NA
Coverage: 35mm lens (56 degrees horizontal, 40 degrees vertical)
Case: SS-7
Key Features: Flash shuts off automatically when flash-to-subject distance is 2 to 19.6 feet (.6m to 6m) (at f/4). Head can be rotated through an arc of 180 degrees (click stops every 90 degrees). Accessory wide-angle adapter (SW-2) for 28mm lens coverage. The SB-10 can synchronize with an additional off-camera flash when mounted in a hot shoe, though not from its own sync socket (i.e., the second flash must be plugged into the camera body).

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Other Speedlights
SB-1, SB-2, SB-3, SB-4,
, SB-6, SB-7E, SB-8E,
SB-9, SB-10, SB-E, SB-11,
SB-12, SB-14, SB-140,
, SB-16, SB-17,
, SB-19, SB-20,
, SB-22, SB-22s,
, SB-24, SB-25,
, SB-27,
, SB-30,
, SB-80DX


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