Nikon is gearing up to ship an upgrade to their SB-900 powerhouse external flash in the form of the SB-910.
Set for a release in time for Christmas, the SB-910 promises compatibility with Nikon’s i-TTL system metering on camera or on wireless control. The SB-910 can operate as a hot shoe mounted speedlight, a remote unit, or wireless commander.
The SB-910 has an extended zoom range from 17-200mm and three illumination patterns for more control over flash coverage, including center weight and even mode which diffuses the light across the photo frame for more even lighting of group photos.
Another big improvement is the SB-910 is heat management. If the earlier models get too hot, they simply shut down. If the SB-910 starts getting hot, it slows down the recharge times.
The SB-910 is compatible with all FX and DX format SLR digital cameras and sports a recycle time of 2.3 seconds with LR6 NIMH batteries.
The SB-910 comes with hard incandescent and fluorescent color filters included, with a digital feedback to the camera that automatically adjusts the camera’s color temperature settings.
On the back the unit has an ultra-large LCD screen with clear menu systems. For bounce capability the flash can be tilted up to 90 degrees and down to 7 degrees, and rotated 180 degrees to the left and right.
Photographers will appreciate the lighted buttons when working in dark areas and the easy to read LCD menus.
Many photographers who thought the SB-900 was a winner, won’t be disappointed by its replacement in the SB-910. I’ve always had a high opinion of Nikon Speedlights and with this model, they look to stay on top.
Available for pre-order at Amazon for $549.00.