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NoLastCalls   US  Registered since 09th Feb 2013 Thu 14-Feb-13 04:55 PM
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"SB-N7 release date?"



Hello everyone. I just go a V1 and I am entirely new to photography. I want to get a flash, and have been waiting for that SB-N7 to be released. Does anyone know what the hold up is? Is there a big difference between the SB-N5 and the SB-N7? Thanks!

  

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Reply message RE: SB-N7 release date? briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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Reply message RE: SB-N7 release date? briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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     Reply message RE: SB-N7 release date? nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography
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Reply message RE: SB-N7 release date? In stock at Adorama caver3d
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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Paignton, UK  Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003 Thu 14-Feb-13 05:05 PM
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I couldn't say why there might be a delay. It's of no use to you, but the SB-N7 is in stock at UK retailers.

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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NoLastCalls   US  Registered since 09th Feb 2013 Thu 14-Feb-13 05:25 PM
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Ok, thanks!

  

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jec6613   Norwalk, US  Registered since 12th Feb 2013 Thu 14-Feb-13 10:26 PM
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The differences between the SB-N5 and SB-N7 are pretty simple:

- The SB-N7 has about twice the GN (59 ft vs 27.9 ft) and a wide angle panel.

- The SB-N5 can swivel horizontally.

Not a whole lot of differences, to be honest.

  

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Paignton, UK  Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003 Fri 15-Feb-13 08:41 AM
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One further difference (which may or may not be important) is that the SB-N7 is powered by two AAA-size batteries, whereas the SB-N5 is powered from the camera. The SB-N7 can also tilt upwards beyound the vertical (to 120 degrees) but the SB-N5 - although as you say it can swivel horizontally) is limited to 90 degrees vertical tilt.

Brian
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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography   Knoxville, US  Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006 Fri 15-Feb-13 12:56 PM
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I wonder if having the flash with batteries will keep VR functional during shots? I don't use flash with my V1 so I can't test but on the DSLR bodies the flash that uses camera battery stops VR until the flash has recharged. Having batteries could bypass that problem.

  

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jec6613   Norwalk, US  Registered since 12th Feb 2013 Fri 15-Feb-13 03:44 PM
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>I wonder if having the flash with batteries will keep VR
>functional during shots? I don't use flash with my V1 so I
>can't test but on the DSLR bodies the flash that uses camera
>battery stops VR until the flash has recharged. Having
>batteries could bypass that problem.

I had never noticed that before - although I was never hammering the built-in flash hard enough for it to be an issue, I would only do that with an external flash - so I decided to try it. No, my camera (D5100) happily powers the VR while charging after a full power flash dump, you can hear it and the viewfinder image is clearly stabilized, even while the lens is also focusing; so this is clearly not the case for every body.

Anyway, while the V1 uses the EN-EL15 battery with 1900 mAh, the V2 uses the EN-EL21 at 1485 mAh, so the externally powered flash may have quite a bit to do with the inability for the V2's battery to have the type of capacity that a more external flash really needs, while the V1 does. The V1 of course uses the EN-EL20 with its 1020 mAh (why they didn't just use the EN-EL14, which is roughly the same size and capacity, I have no idea ... "Right hand, this is left, we haven't talked in a while and we should get together.")

  

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caver3d   US  Registered since 03rd Mar 2013 Sun 03-Mar-13 03:14 AM
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#7. "RE: SB-N7 release date? In stock at Adorama"
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Adorama has the SB-N7 in stock. I ordered it just over a week ago and received it yesterday. Nice.

caver3d

  

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