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Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight | Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work | Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output | Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value | Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights
  • Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight | Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work | Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output | Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value | Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights
  • Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight | Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work | Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output | Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value | Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights
  • Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight | Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work | Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output | Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value | Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights
  • Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight | Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work | Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output | Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value | Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights

Item Code: DCFLNK0073 Part Number: 4815

Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight
Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting that does not require line-of-sight to work
Flash cooling system provides more than 100 consecutive shots at full output
Streamlined access to your frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value
Fully compatible with all current optical control Speedlights

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SB-5000 AF Speedlight 

Expanding the reach of creative lighting

Introducing Nikon's new flagship Speedlight, a flash designed to empower the most seasoned professionals and passionate enthusiasts. The SB-5000 AF Speedlight takes Nikon's acclaimed Creative Lighting System with Advanced Wireless Lighting to the next level with both traditional optical wireless control and powerful new radio control. Place up to six groups of remote flashes out of view, behind obstacles—even in other rooms—up to 98 feet away. Designed for fast shooting at weddings, commercial shoots or on the red carpet, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight also introduces the world's first hot-shoe mount flash cooling system* for more than 100 consecutive shots at full output, all in a smaller design with streamlined operation. Whether building a new lighting system or integrating with your existing system, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight opens exciting new lighting possibilities.


Light without limits

New radio controlled communication

The SB-5000 AF Speedlight introduces powerful radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) communication to Nikon's innovative Creative Lighting System for exciting lighting possibilities. When used with a compatible Nikon DSLR** with the optional WR-A10 (Wireless Remote Adapter) when attached to D5 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (transceiver) (requires firmware version 3.0 or later), you can control up to 6 groups (A/B/C/D/E/F) of SB-5000 AF Speedlight behind obstacles, around corners, in bright sunlight—even in different rooms—up to 98 feet away. Of course, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight also integrates seamlessly with Nikon's optical wireless Speedlights and DSLRs.


**Compatible with the D5 and D500


Nonstop performance

World's first hot-shoe mount flash cooling system‡

For studio, wedding, event and action photographers, continuous shooting is the name of the game. The SB-5000 AF Speedlight can handle more than 100 consecutive firings at full output without overheating, thanks to an innovative built-in cooling system and a brilliant heat-shedding design. For TTL shooters, this means a new level of lighting control while capturing decisive moments. Great shots don't wait for a flash to be ready, and neither should you.


Reimagined design

Smaller and easier to operate

Designed for photographers who rely on portable lighting, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight is smaller and easier to use. It has a smaller footprint and provides streamlined access to frequently used functions such as Flash Mode, Zoom Head Position and Flash Compensation Value. Like a DSLR camera, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight has an “Info” button for quick access to your favorite settings. For more fluid operation when using radio control, you can adjust settings right from a compatible camera's*** menu.

***Compatible with the D5 and D500

Maximum compatibility

Part of the Nikon Creative Lighting System

In addition to the new radio control with compatible cameras, you can use the SB-5000 AF Speedlight on-camera as a Master Flash to control other remote Speedlights (up to 3 Groups: A/B/C and 4 channels), or use it off-camera wirelessly as a remote flash controlled by either your camera's built-in flash (compatible cameras), another Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander. You can even mix optical wireless control (Groups A/B/C) with radio control (Groups D/E/F). For studio photographers, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight is equipped with Unified Flash Control and can be controlled from a personal computer using the optional Camera Control Pro 2 (Version 2.23 or later) software.


Mount Shoe
Guide No. 113.19' (34.5 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
180.45' (55 m) ISO100 at 200 mm position
Exposure Control Manual, i-TTL
Angle of Coverage 84° - 12°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 114° - 84°
TTL Dedication Yes
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/256
Bounce Head -7° to +90°
Swivel Head 360°
Coverage 14 mm - 200 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 200 mm
Off Camera Terminal PC
Recycle Time Approximately 1.8 - 2.6 seconds
Flash Duration 1/980 - 1/30820 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Wireless Operation Method: RF
Distance: Up to 98.43' / 30 m
Mode: Commander, Slave
Method: Optical pulse
Distance: Up to 32.81' / 10 m
Mode: Commander, Slave
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Wireless Groups 6 Groups
Power Source 4x AAA Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 5.4 x 4.1" / 73.0 x 137.0 x 103.5 mm
Weight 14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 4.6 x 4.6"
Return & Exchange 14 Days
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years On Body, 5 Years On Lens
Manufacturing Defect Exchange 14 Days