last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-23

Introduced in 1988, the SB-23 is a compact, light, simple-to-use TTL flash designed primarily for the F-501/2020, F-401/N4004, F-301/N2000, FA, FE2, and FG. While the SB-23 has a limited range, no zoom head, and a severely limited aperture selection in program (P) mode, it also features a fast recycle time and an operational simplicity that’s easy to master. The SB-23 is a good choice for F-301/N2000, F-401/N4004, and F-501/N2020 users, plus a usable basic or backup flash for later bodies.


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GN: 66(ft), 20 (m)
Weight: 4.9 oz (140g) (w/o batteries)
Size: 2.6” (67mm) tall x 2.5” (64mm) wide x 3.3” (84mm) deep
Power: four AA batteries
Recycle Time: 2 seconds minimum (full discharge)
# of Flashes: ~400 at full manual
Flash Duration: 1/2,000
Coverage: 35mm lens (60 degrees horizontal, 45 degrees vertical)
Case: SS-23
Key Features: TTL flash control with most TTL-capable bodies; autofocus assist LED.

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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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