(ft), 38 (m) (ISO 100, 35mm coverage)
oz. (335g) (w/o batteries)
(127.5mm) tall x 2.8 (70.5mm) wide x 3.6 (91.5mm) deep
AA batteries (optional SD-7 or SD-8A external)
minimum (full discharge)
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; Full power TTL, eight
power level manual, and Automatic (six apertures) settings. LCD panel
shows settings. Rear curtain sync. Red-eye reduction. The SB-80DX
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 to 32.8 ft (10m). Modeling flash function.
Wireless slave flash function. Includes soft dome diffuser for 14mm.
positive changes from the SB-28DX: 14mm coverage, wireless slave function,
a better autofocus assist light, more steps to flashtube positioning,
simpler control system, and a 1/128 power level. The negative changes
from the SB-28DX: no 20mm coverage! Do I want one? Read
I no longer
produce these 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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