|Nikon Speedlight SB-27 Flash genuine|
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|Nikon's new SB-27 AF Speedlight, the latest in Nikon's growing system of AF Speedlights, is perfect for advanced amateurs and professional photographers who enjoy the advanced features of their camera's built-in Speedlight, but are ready for more power and control. Featuring a unique built-in bounce flash adapter, the compact SB-27 will operate with a wide variety of Nikon SLR cameras, including the N50, N6006, N70, N90s and F5.It features automatic TTL controlled fill-flash operation, rear curtain sync flash and Red-Eye Reduction lamp that turns on just prior to shutter release. It also features automatic power zoom coverage, built-in bounce flash adapter and manual flash output level compensation. The Speedlight's flash head rotates through 180° arc. SB-27 has an extra short recycling time of up to 5 seconds.|
|Guide Number||100 ft/ISO 100|
|Lens Coverage||35mm - 70mm|
|Supported Exposure Control||TTL|
|Compatible Brand||For Nikon|
|Vertical Rotation Angle||+180 / -180|
|Manual Power Control Levels||1/16, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8|
|Additional Features||AF illuminator, Flash +/- compensation, Illuminated LCD display|
|Required Battery||4 x battery - AA type|
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The SB-27 is a TTL flash introduced in 1995 with a unique Nikon design. The flash head can rotate to a vertical orientation as well as turning 180 degrees where the pop out diffuser can also be utilized as a ceiling bounce/diffuser. It is considerably more compact than full sized flash units, but offers much greater power and flexibility than compact units. It weighs about as much as a full size Nikon Speedlight, with 4AA batteries and durable construction. It offers TTL flash control with capable film bodies, including the F100 and F5. It has a non-TTL auto mode, which must be switched on in the battery compartment for use with digital SLR bodies as it does not support D-TTL or iTTL. The LCD control panel on the back allows for a number of apertures and ISO speeds to be set in non-TTL auto mode and it also displays a distance scale range in this mode. In manual mode, the flash offers a number of fractional power settings and a handy distance calculator based on input ISO and aperture. I purchased this unit for use with a number of film bodies, plus for my Panasonic DMC-LX5 compact. This is a fully featured manual flash, and while it weighs as much as a full sized unit and is as large as my LX5, it is not clumsy like a taller unit would be, as it has a comparatively low centre of gravity.
Having just bought a Nikon FM3A film camera I now needed a flash to expand the camera's capabilities. The SB-27 has built in diffuser and bounce cards. So no fumbling around looking for them, they are right there on the top portion of the flash. The flash settings are fully adjustable to just about any situation. The size of the unit isn't too bad but it isn't "pocket' sized either. That means it isn't going to sit on the camera all the time just in case you need it. Think of an old Sony Walkman cassette player. It's just a hair smaller than one of those. Performance is great, about what you expect from Nikon. The FM3A is a manual film camera, so I can't say how well it'll work with autofocus or digital cameras. After reading the user manual online, I think it'll be great with those as well.
This flash is capable of operating on a wide number of Nikon cameras and in all the body's many modes. It's small and light, but extremely powerful, with features that few other flash attachments have. You can position the flash for top left, top right, or top center. this will let you place the shadow directly behind your subject with no additional parts.
I have been using an aftermarket flash for a couple of years with my N80 Nikon and got soso pictures I saw a good deal on Ebay for a Nikon sb27 and bought it what a differance in the overall lighting in my pictures balanced and much better color correction and shadows better taken care of I will hang on to this combo until I can no longer get film for it.