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Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?

Matto

Glenwood, US
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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007
Sun 27-Jan-13 01:39 AM

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).

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wfmcgrath3

Livingston, US
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#1. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 0

wfmcgrath3 Registered since 25th Feb 2012
Thu 31-Jan-13 12:35 AM

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.

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Skywalker51

Sacramento, US
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#2. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 1

Skywalker51 Registered since 06th Oct 2006
Wed 13-Feb-13 03:24 AM | edited Wed 13-Feb-13 03:24 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.

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Gunnersaurus

UK
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#3. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 1

Gunnersaurus Registered since 22nd Feb 2016
Tue 09-Aug-16 12:00 PM

Hi - I know your original post was a long time back but I am thinking of buying the SB-N7 to use with my Nikon 1-J4. Do you have any update on your experience with the N7 ? I have used the J4 in predominantly strong daylight conditions and am very pleased with the performance but am not too impressed with the built in flash. Any advice would be appreciated. I have the D750 as my main camera and the SB-300 is my only flash gun - can the SB-N7 be used as a trigger flash with the D750 ?

many thanks, Maurice

benveniste

Boston Area, US
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#4. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 3

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Tue 09-Aug-16 12:40 PM

As far as I know, the SB-N7 can't be used with a D750 at all, nor does Nikon support off-camera use of the SB-300.

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Gunnersaurus

UK
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#5. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 4

Gunnersaurus Registered since 22nd Feb 2016
Tue 09-Aug-16 12:46 PM

Thanks for that - just waiting for some information about the SB-N7 with my J4. I tend to use the J4 outside in daylight but wondered about buying the N7 as a 'just in case'

ctrclckws

Jersey City, US
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#6. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 3

ctrclckws Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Jul 2013
Tue 09-Aug-16 12:49 PM

Don't bother, the J4 doesn't even have a hot-shoe.

Unless you are planning to get a V series, that is.

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Gunnersaurus

UK
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#7. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 6

Gunnersaurus Registered since 22nd Feb 2016
Tue 09-Aug-16 02:21 PM

I thought the spec read that it clipped on to the J series and cable fired from one of the ports ? I thought that was how it overcame the no hot shoe ?

ctrclckws

Jersey City, US
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#8. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 7

ctrclckws Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Jul 2013
Tue 09-Aug-16 05:15 PM

Not seeing that myself. Only the V series have a hot shoe.

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Gunnersaurus

UK
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#9. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 8

Gunnersaurus Registered since 22nd Feb 2016
Tue 09-Aug-16 06:16 PM

Thanks again for your prompt. I have been through the Nikon site again and the description of the accessories available for the J4 does NOT include the N7 flash. The advertising of the N7 flash itself describes it as being suitable for the Nikon 1 but then does not hone in on the V3 - quite misleading I think. As I have the J4 I have now excluded the N7 from my Christmas List !! Many thanks for saving me £100 and lots of blushes, Maurice

ctrclckws

Jersey City, US
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#10. "RE: Anyone have info on SBN7 yet?" | In response to Reply # 9

ctrclckws Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Jul 2013
Tue 09-Aug-16 08:10 PM

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