Camera Flash / Speedlight: Nikon SB-50DX Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun REVIEW

Model Name: Nikon SB-50DX Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun specifications.
Image:Nikon SB-50DX Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun
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Release Date2002
Strenght / Power
Guide Number (ISO100, meters) Flash Specs GN 72 feet (ISO 100/feet) at 35mm position
Power Level Switching (Vari-power Range)
Head & Coverage
Bounce (Up-Down) Head Movementhead tilts up max 90° and down to minus 18°, with click stops at 90°, 75°, 50°, 0°, and -18°
Swivel (Rotation) Head movementNo
Focal Length Coverage Flash Specs 24mm-50mm
Auto Zoom Head Flash Specs
Flash Related Functions
Flash Durations Flash Specs approximately 1/1800 sec. at manual full output
Flash Modes(TTL) Flash Specs
Flash Exposure Compensation / Correction Flash Specs
Secondary Illumination Flash Specs
Wireles Flash
Wireless Operation Flash Specs No (possible with Nikon SU-4 device)
Wireless Groups Flash Specs
Wireless Channels
Remote Timing Modes
Other Features
MountHot-shoe mount flash
Off Camera Terminal / External Connectors
Included Accessories
Other Functions
Power Source & Recycle Time
Power Source - Batterry2x CR123A or DL123A batteries
External Power
Minimum Recycle Time (Charging time between shooting) Flash Specs approx. 3.5 sec.
Battery Life Flash Specsapprox. 260 shots
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsApprox. 63 x 107 x 105 mm (2.5 x 4.2 x 4.1 in.)
Weight8 1/2 oz (240g)
The Nikon SB-50DX Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun, launched in 2002, serves as a versatile and dependable lighting tool for photographers. It features a Guide Number of GN 72 feet (ISO 100/feet) at 35mm position, ensuring robust illumination. The flash unit features a coverage angle or a focal length of 24mm-50mm. Its Hot-shoe mount allows for easy attachment to cameras, providing stability during shooting.
A notable feature is its Flash Duration capability of approximately 1/1800 sec. at manual full output. This wide range enhances adaptability across various lighting conditions, catering to both static scenes and fast-paced action photography.
The Nikon SB-50DX Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun is powered by using 2x CR123A or DL123A batteries, with an estimated battery life of approx. 260 shots, ensuring sustained performance during extended photo sessions.
The Minimum Recycle Time, approx. 3.5 sec., emphasizes efficiency, enabling photographers to capture successive shots seamlessly, especially in dynamic shooting scenarios.
In addition, the Nikon SB-50DX Speedlight Flash Unit Flashgun is compact and portable, the flash unit measures Approx. 63 x 107 x 105 mm (2.5 x 4.2 x 4.1 in.) and weighs 8 1/2 oz (240g). This review aims to assist you in determining if this flash suits your specific needs.
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There are three ways to trigger off-camera flash units wirelessly: via infrared, radio signals or a hybrid method that involves both infrared and radio. The infrared system works like the TV remote; there need to be a direct line of sight for the signal to reach the destination. The radio signal has no line-of-sight limitations, but comes at a rather high cost. The hybrid system simply takes the infrared signal from the commander, converts it over to radio and then converts it back to infrared on slave units.

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