last update: 21 February 2002

  Nikon Speedlight SB-9

Introduced in 1977, the SB-9 is a lightweight, low-power flash that is slim and tall, but whose controls can be confusingly simple to those without a manual..


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46 (ft), 14 (m)
Weight: 3 oz (87g) (w/o batteries)
Size: 3 7/8” (99mm) tall x 2 3/16” (56mm) wide x 15/16” (24mm) deep
Power: two AA batteries
Recycle Time: 9 seconds minimum (full discharge)
# of Flashes: ~55 at full manual
Flash Duration: NA
Coverage: 35mm lens (56 degrees horizontal, 40 degrees vertical)
Case: SS-9
Key Features: Flash automatically shuts off when flash-to-subject distance is 2 to 11.5 feet (.6m to 3.5m) (at f/4).

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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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