I have a Nikon V1, and I am thinking of getting the SBN7 flash. The original flash sold for this camera has a rather puny power output for the price, and while this unit is even more expensive, at least it has an output approaching the the SB400 for DX and FX cameras (but the SB400 sells for about 2/3 the price of SBN7).
#1. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" In response to Reply # 0
I ordered a V1 and should get it tomorrow. I also pre-ordered the SB-N7 flash because the N5 seems hopelessly underpowered. I usually shoot with a D800 and SB-910, so I don't know how this new flash will perform. However, given the totally different markets for a V1 vs. a D800, I'm not expecting anything really sophisticated. That's ok, though, because I don't expect the V1 to compare with the D800. My objective with the V1 is to get good image quality at medium resolution under favorable circumstances without carrying around six pounds of body and glass. I'll let you know how the new speedlight works out after I've had a chance to play with it.
#2. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" In response to Reply # 1 Wed 13-Feb-13 04:24 AM by Skywalker51
I have a V1 and the SB-N5 and I agree that the SB-N5 is weak on the power side. I thought that the SB-N7 would fix that issue. Just got one tonight. Sending it back tomorrow. How does a flash that is supposed to be better than the SB-N5 not have the ability to bounce when shooting vertical? Just be aware of that fact if you plan on getting one. It really sucks since the 1 series cameras don't take Nikon's other speedlights. We are pretty much stuck unless one doesn't mind losing the vertical shot bounce ability. Seems kind of pointless to me.