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NIKON SB-5000 Flashgun
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  • Guide number: 34
  • Motion: swivel & tilt
  • Coverage: 24 - 200 mm
  • Compatible with Nikon
Product Code: 161220

  • Product DetailsBack to top
  • Compatible with FX and DX-format D-SLRs, the Nikon SB-5000 Flashgun is a radio-controlled Speedlight that mounts to your Nikon camera's hot shoe, responding quickly and performing reliably for long shoots, on location or in studio.

    Fast, dependable wireless flash for studio and field photography

    The flash's advanced wireless lightning system provides radio control from up to 30 m, allowing you to create intricate on- and off-camera setups of up to six groupings of SB-5000 units. You'll be able to work in situations with obstructed sight lines or weak optical signals due to bright sunlight.

    Trigger single or multiple flashgun setups pairing the SB-5000 Flashgun and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (sold separately). Your flashgun works alongside Nikon's Creative Lighting System, and support for optical control means you can still use legacy Speedlights for multi-flash setups.

    Stays cool for longer

    Fire off more than 100 shots quickly at full flash power thanks to the onboard Speedlight cooling system. The Nikon SB-5000 won't easily overheat, an essential feature for busy photographers who're capturing events and need to work in fast-moving situations where you can't miss a moment.

    The system lets the flashgun achieve an impressive 120 shots at 5-second intervals, or 84 shots at 3-second intervals, suppressing heat generation within the flash head to prevent overheating.

    Works with FX and DX-format DSLRs

    Made to exceptional quality standards, the SB-5000 Flash can work mounted to your FX or DX-format SLR's hot shoe or wirelessly via remote.

    This professional i-TTL (intelligent Through-The-Lens) flash offers a guide number of 34.5 and a wide FX-format zoom range of 24-200 mm (14 mm with wide panel). Nikon's i-TTL flash control enables your Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight to share crucial exposure information with CLS-compatible D-SLRs.

    Unified flash control improves system control, so you can run the flash or adjust settings from the camera menu or a PC running Camera Control Pro 2 when the unit's attached to your camera.

    Adjustable for full creative control

    Enjoy complete control over flash coverage in almost any environment thanks to three illumination patterns. You can expand your photographic palette with a built-in wide panel and bounce card, as well as the supplied diffuser dome which can combine with Nikon's optional colour filters to.

    Using the Nikon SB-5000 is smooth and intuitive with its uncomplicated controls and menus, including a large, clear LED screen displaying crucial information. Access essential or favourite functions using the rotary multi-selector and ‘i' button.

    Similar to previous models, the flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90°, and can rotate 180° horizontally. The SB-5000 Flashgun is light and compact to help you work comfortably in different conditions.

  • Technical InformationBack to top
    Brand compatibility
    Flash metering
    i-TTL / i-TTL-BL  
    Guide number

    -34.5/113 (at 35 mm)
    -55/180 (at 200 mm)
    Minimum recycling time

    -Approx. 2.6 seconds with Alkaline batteries
    -Approx. 1.8 seconds with rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
    Flash duration

    -1/980 second at M 1/1 (full) output
    -1/1,110 second at M 1/2 output
    -1/2,580 second at M 1/4 output
    -1/5,160 second at M 1/8 output
    -1/8,890 second at M 1/16 output
    -1/13,470 second at M 1/32 output
    -1/18,820 second at M 1/64 output
    -1/24,250 second at M 1/128 output
    -1/30,820 second at M 1/256 output
    -200 mm
    Other features

    -Wireless radio control
    -Part of Nikon Creative Lighting System
    -Optical control for multiple flash setups
    -3 illumination patterns
    -Built-in wide panel & bounce card
    -Speedlight cooling system
    -Operate or change settings from camera menu or PC running Camera Control Pro 2 when unit is attached to camera body
    Bounce function (tilt)

    -Down to 7°
    -Up to 90°
    Bounce function (rotate)
    Manual mode
    Slave mode
    Custom functions

    -AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
    -Auto FP high-speed sync
    -Exposure compensation
    -FV lock
    -Modelling illumination
    -Monitor pre-flashes
    -Rear-curtain sync
    -Red-eye reduction
    -Slow sync
    -Test firing
    Built-in wide-angle diffuser
    AF-assist beam
    Display and indicators
    LED display  
    420 g  
    Manufacturer's guarantee
    1 year  
    Power source

    -AA batteries x 4 (Alkaline-manganese or rechargeable Ni-MH)
    -SD-9 High-Performance battery pack
    Box contents

    -AS-22 speedlight stand
    -SW-15H Nikon diffusion dome
    -SZ-4FL fluorescent filter
    -SZ-4TN incandescent filter
    -SS-5000 soft case
    -Accessory pouch
    137 x 73 x 103.5 mm (H x W x D)  
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    Delivery Charge Summary 

    Item Type Delivery Charge Delivery Timeline
    Small Items €4.99 for entire order Up to 5 working days1
    (such as Sat Navs, Cameras, Laptops etc.)    
    Large Items €19.99 for entire order Up to 5 working days1
    (such as Large TVs .)    

     1. We endeavour to deliver all small items per above however, during January Sale period, orders are subject to extended delivery times.  If this is the case, we will keep you informed and as soon as your order is dispatched from our warehouse you will receive an email notification with your tracking information.  

    Delivery information

    When it comes to dropping stuff off, our delivery team also known as 'Knowhow delivery team' have certainly got the muscle.  We deliver the big bulky products like large screen TVs above  39".  To save you the hassle, we'll even recycle your old product and remove the packaging - for free.

    Small products such as cameras, sat navs, TVs under 39", printers, softwares, data storage, tablets, laptops are couriered to you from our delivery partners - DPD.

    Please see below more information on our delivery services.

    Large Product Delivery Information 

    Large products such large screen TVs above 39" are generally delivered by our Knowhow delivery teams.  

    Knowhow Delivery Services

    The Knowhow team are here to deliver your product between Tuesday and Saturday inclusive in most areas (with the exception of Donegal-we delivery once a week).  We can deliver all large items to anywhere in the Republic of Ireland with the exception of island locations.  We aim to deliver within 5 working days. 

    Delivery Process

    -    Delivery is 5 day a week (Tuesday to Saturday), usually from 8a.m. - 6p.m.

    The evening before your delivery is scheduled our Knowhow team will call you between 3pm and 6pm to advise you of your delivery time window. 

    An initial delivery during a 4 hour time slot will be supplied. 

    -    On the day of delivery our Knowhow drivers will call you at least 30
    minutes before arriving at the shipping address to give you an estimated time of arrival.  

    -    We will un-box your item and remove all packaging for recycling free of charge. 

    -    We will deliver to your room of choice.  We can also install it for you a small fee - see below.

    -    We will remove your old appliances and scrap free of charge.

    Delivery Charges

    Delivery is €19.99 for your entire order - no matter how many items you decide to purchase.  These delivery charges apply to online purchases only. 

    Other useful services also provided by Knowhow when they deliver your large products.

    Installation: We offer a range of installation services for TVs above 39" Learn more on our installation page.

    Free Recycling: We'll take away your old TV for free recycling.  We do this as standard when you order a replacement large appliance from us.  Learn more on our Recycling page.

    Order tracking: You can track your large item delivery through our Knowhow team.  Click here for Knowhow tracking.

    Small Product Delivery Information

    Small products include items such as laptops, desktop pcs, tablets, printers, softwares, data storage and TVs under 39".  These are couriered to you from our delivery partners - DPD courier.

    We deliver anywhere in Ireland with the exception of island locations. 

    Deliveries are Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays), generally between 9a.m. to 6p.m.  Please allow 4-7 working days for extended Bank Holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter. 

    Please note:  DPD will not pick up WEEE returns on small products, however you may take your WEEE returns with a valid receipt to your nearest Currys store - click HERE.

    For security reasons we do not deliver to parcel motels.

    Delivery charges

    Delivery is €4.99 for your entire order.

    When do we deliver? 

    For our larger items such as our large screen TVs, we deliver Tuesday - Saturday inclusive, usually between 8a.m. to 6p.m. (service may vary in some outlying areas of Ireland).

    For our smaller items, standard delivery is Monday to Friday, generally between 9a.m. to 6pm, and we aim to get your purchase to you within 3-5 working days.  Please also 4-7 working days for extended Bank Holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas.

    Order tracking

    Whether you have a standard delivery or a specific delivery booked with us, you can track your order through our dedicated Knowhow tracking webpage, or via the courier specified in your confirmation email.  Visit our Knowhow Track It facility and pop your details in the tracker to view the delivery schedule.

    Larger items such as large screen TVs may not be available to view until after 10p.m..

    All you need is your reference number (found on your email confirmation or receipt from your store).

    Delivery terms

    Product availability

    On some products, we offer the option to order an item in advance if it's not in stock at the time, but we know that more stock is on its way and we will let you know the date we expect delivery to be available on the site.  If you purchase two or more products at a time, they may have different availabilities and methods of delivery, in which case you may receive your items individually as soon as they become available.

    VAT & Delays

    Please be aware that we cannot offer VAT refunds to overseas customers ordering goods to be delivered to a Ireland address.  We do everything we can to ensure our delivery times are met but sometimes delays do occur with deliveries during peak ordering periods i.e. Christmas and Sale periods.  We will let you know if we become aware of any unexpected delays.

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