last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-22

The SB-22 is a workhorse flash that has a basic set of features, a reasonable guide number, and a very fast recycling time. It was introduced in 1987.


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GN: 82 (ft), 25 (m)
Weight: 8.8 oz. (250g) (w/o batteries)
Size: 4.1” (105mm) tall x 2.7” (68mm) wide x 3.1” (80mm) deep
Power: four AA batteries
Recycle Time: 4 seconds minimum (full discharge)
# of Flashes: ~200 at full manual
Flash Duration: 1/1,700 to 1/8,000

(70 degrees horizontal, 53 degrees vertical) 28mm lens
Case: SS-22
Key Features: TTL flash control on most TTL-capable Nikon bodies; Full power TTL, manual, MD (motor drive), and two Automatic settings (for choice of apertures). The SB-22 can synchronize with up to three additional flashes. Head tilts from –7 degrees below horizontal up to 90 degrees above horizontal.

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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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