last update: February 21, 2002
preflash fix: April 30, 2006

  Nikon Speedlight SB-30

A surprise small flash introduced at PMA 2002, the SB-30 is unlike any other previous Nikon Speedlight design and appears designed specifically to supplement the built-in flash of Coolpix models.


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GN: 52 (ft), 16 (m) (ISO 100, 28mm)
Weight: 3.2 oz. (92g) (w/o batteries)
Size: 3.3” (83.5mm) tall x 2.3” (58.5mm) wide x 1.4” (36mm) deep
Power: one CR-123A battery
Recycle Time: 4 seconds minimum (full discharge)
# of Flashes: ~250 at full manual
Flash Duration: unspecified
Coverage: (102 degrees horizontal, 90 degrees vertical) 17mm lens with fold-down wide angle adapter; also supports 28mm coverage
Case: unspecified
Key Features: TTL flash control on most TTL-capable Nikon 35mm bodies (not on digital SLR bodies or ones that require a preflash, though); Full power TTL, three power level manual (full, 1/8, 1/32), and Automatic settings. LCD panel shows settings. Rear curtain sync. Built-in infrared wireless function. Half-stop (+ or -) flash exposure compensation settings.

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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