last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-26

A modest upgrade of the SB-25, the SB-26 adds two functions: an 18mm diffuser and the ability to function as a wireless slave flash. Introduced in 1994.


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GN: 118 (ft), 36 (m)
Weight: 13.8 oz (390g) (w/o batteries)
Size: 5.3” (135mm) tall x 3.1” (79mm) wide x 4” (101mm) deep
Power: four AA batteries
Recycle Time: 7 seconds minimum (full discharge)
# of Flashes: ~150 at full manual
Flash Duration: 1/1000
Coverage: (102 degrees horizontal, 90 degrees vertical) 18mm lens; also supports 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, and 85mm coverage
Case: SS-24 included
Key Features: TTL flash control on most TTL-capable Nikon bodies, monitor pre-flash on F90/N90 or later bodies; Full power TTL, seven power level manual, and Automatic (six apertures) settings. LCD panel shows settings. Rear curtain sync. High Speed sync, Repeating flash, red-eye reduction, wireless remote. The SB-26 can synchronize with up to four additional flashes via cables. Unlimited numbers of SB-26’s can be fired in the wireless remote mode. Head tilts from –7 degrees below horizontal up to 90 degrees above horizontal, and rotates -180 degrees to plus 90 degrees clockwise. Built-in diffuser card. Aufofocus assist light. External power source terminal, TTL multiple flash terminal, sync/multiple flash terminal.

Reference Cards

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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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