last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-12

Introduced in 1980 and designed to be used only on the Nikon F3, the SB-12 provides TTL flash exposure.


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GN: 82 (ft), 25 (m)
Weight: 12.3 oz (350g) (w/o batteries)
Size: 1.6” (40mm) tall x 4.1” (105mm) wide x 3.3” (85mm) 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: NA
Key Features: Automatic TTL flash up to 20.3 ft (6.2m) at f/4 and ISO 100. Head can be rotated through an arc of 180 degrees (click stops every 90 degrees). Accessory SW-4 wide-angle adapter for 28mm lens coverage. The SB-12 can be used off camera in manual mode by connecting an SC-14 cable between the camera and the SB-12’s Sync Connector, or additional an additional flash can be controlled.

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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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