(ft), 38 (m) (ISO 100, 35mm coverage)
oz. (350g) (w/o batteries)
(127.4mm) tall x 2.8 (70.6mm) wide x 3.6 (91.7mm) deep
AA batteries; 5-battery Quick Recycle Pack SD-800 included (optional
SD-7 in US, or SD-8A worldwide external)
minimum (full discharge) normal; 2.7 seconds with SD-800
at full manual
and 17mm with wide-angle flash adapter; also supports 24mm-105mm coverage
in 5mm steps
flash control on most TTL-capable Nikon bodies, including digital,
monitor pre-flash on F90X/N90s or later bodies; i-TTL on D2h; Full
power TTL, eight power level manual, and Automatic (six apertures)
settings. LCD panel shows settings. Rear curtain sync. Red-eye reduction.
Wireless control capability; the SB-800 can synchronize with up to
three additional flashes, even with D2h body. 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 to 32.8 ft (10m). Modeling flash function.
Wireless slave flash function. Includes soft dome diffuser (SW-10H)
for 14mm. Includes filters for tungsten and fluorescent lighting.
High speed sync mode is automatic on D2h (manual on other bodies).
Flash exposure lock capability.
an SB-80DX with a bunch of new tricks specifically oriented towards
the D2h. Two or three of these flashes with the new D2h body make
for a very versatile (and wireless) TTL system.
I no longer
produce the laminated reference cards.
Review of the SB-80DX
SB-2, SB-3, SB-4,
SB-5, SB-6, SB-7E, SB-8E,
SB-9, SB-10, SB-E,
SB-12, SB-14, SB-140,
SB-15, SB-16, SB-17,
SB-18, SB-19, SB-20,
SB-21, SB-22, SB-22s,
SB-23, SB-24, SB-25,
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