last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-28 / SB-28DX

Another modest update of the top-of-the-line Speedlight model. The SB-28 is somewhat lighter and smaller than the SB-26, and has slightly better recycling and battery characteristics. One feature that was dropped: remote wireless slave capability. Introduced in 1997. The SB-28DX, introduced in 1999, allows TTL use with the digital D1 camera body (the only feature change).


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GN: 118 (ft), 36 (m)
Weight: 11.8 oz. (335g) (w/o batteries)
5” (127mm) tall x 2.7” (68mm) wide x 3.6” (91mm) deep
Power: four AA batteries
Recycle Time: 6.5 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-28 for main unit
Key Features: TTL flash control on most TTL-capable Nikon bodies, monitor pre-flash on F90X/N90s 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. The SB-25 can synchronize with up to four additional flashes. Head tilts from –7 degrees below horizontal up to 90 degrees above horizontal, and rotates -270 degrees to plus 180 degrees clockwise. Built-in diffuser card. Aufofocus assist light.

Reference Cards

I no longer produce the laminated reference cards.

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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