last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-6

An unusual Speedlight, the SB-6 was intended for high-speed continuous flash on F and F2 bodies (requires AS-6 for F3). It was introduced in 1976.


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GN: 147 (ft), 45 (m)
Weight: 2 lbs, 7 oz, (1.1kg!) (w/o power unit)
Size: 4.1”(128mm) round by 6.1” (190mm) deep
Power: AS-3 AC Power Unit (can also use SD-5 battery pack)
Recycle Time: Ostensibly, none.
# of Flashes: NA
Flash Duration: NA
Coverage: 35mm lens (56 degree horizontal, 40 degree vertical)
Case: NA
Key Features: Up to 40 flashes per second! Can be syncronized with any motor drive up to 3.8 fps; strobe operation of 5, 10, 20, or 40 flashes per second. Automatic flash with the optional SU-1 sensor.

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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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