Nikon SB-910 Speed­light

£340, $545

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Nikon’s range-top­ping pro-spec flash­gun

Nikon’s top-flight flash­gun (un­til the new SB-5000 launches), the SB-910 in­cludes all of the SB-700’s fea­tures, like its three il­lu­mi­na­tion pat­terns (stan­dard, even and cen­tre-weighted), and a vis­ual indi­ca­tor on the LCD screen for flash tube tem­per­a­ture. It also comes with the same ex­tras, in­clud­ing a dif­fu­sion dome and colour fil­ters, and like the SB-700 it can de­tect when they’re at­tached to the flash­gun.

Pro-grade ad­di­tions in­clude a sync ter­mi­nal and power in­put socket for an op­tional ex­ter­nal bat­tery pack, greater out­put power and a pro­gram­mable re­peat mode. The mo­torised zoom has a range of 24mm to 200mm. The SB-910 is larger and heav­ier than the SB-700 but the stan­dard of build qual­ity feels very sim­i­lar. The con­trol panel uses a set of con­text-sen­si­tive but­tons for in­tu­itive ad­just­ments of modes, in­clud­ing easy switch­ing be­tween TTL and TTL-BL modes.

Per­for­mance

The tested max­i­mum out­put power of the SB-910 was only slightly higher than from the SB-700 and TTL ac­cu­racy wasn’t as ac­cu­rate. Re­cy­cling speed was slightly slower. The ex­tra fea­tures are nice to have.

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