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D-SLR and Nikon Speedlight Compatibility

Question: Which models can I use with my Nikon Speedlight and my Nikon D-SLR camera?

This is a chart describing compatibility for Nikon DSLR cameras and Nikon Speedlights. Speedlights are listed vertically down the left hand column.

Nikon D-SLR

Speedlight
Model
D4, D3X, D3S, D3, D800, D700, D600, D300s, D300, D7000, D200, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40

D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000

D2Xs, D2X, D2Hs, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1

SB-900/ SB-910 i-TTL, AA, Non-TTL Auto, GN, M, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync (D4, D3-series, D2-series, D800(E), D700, D600, D300s, D300, D200, D80 only) , FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Information Communication, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Zoom, Advanced Wireless Lighting., Firmware update capable i-TTL , AA, A, GN, M, RPT, AF-assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Information Communication, Advanced Wireless Lighting, Rear Curtain, Red-eye Reduction, Auto zoom, Auto ISO sensitivity control, Firmware update capable D2-series: D-TTL, AA, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red-eye Reduction, AF-Assist

D1-series: AA, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red-eye Reduction, AF-Assist

SB-800 i-TTL, AA, Non-TTL Auto, GN, M, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync, FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Information Communication transferred to camera, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Zoom, Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High Speed sync i-TTL , AA, A, GN, M, RPT, AF-assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Information Communication, Advanced Wireless Lighting, Rear Curtain, Red-eye Reduction, Auto zoom, Auto ISO sensitivity control D-TTL, Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red-eye Reduction, AF Assist
SB-700 i-TTL, M, GN, Advanced Wireless Lighting (Master, Remote, or SU-4 mode), Color filter information transferred to camera, FV Lock, Rear curtain sync, AF-Assist illumination, Red-eye Reduction, AutoFP high speed sync, Firmware update capable i-TTL, M, GN, Advanced Wireless Lighting (Master, Remote, or SU-4 mode), Color filter information transferred to camera, Rear curtain sync, Slow sync, Red-eye Reduction, AF-Assist illumination, Firmware update capable D2 -series: D-TTL, Manual, GN, Rear Curtain, Red-eye Reduction, AF-Assist

D1-series: Manual mode only

SB-600 i-TTL, AA, M, AutoFP High Speed Sync, FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Informaiton Communication, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Zoom i-TTL , M, AF-assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Information Communication, Rear Curtain, Red-eye Reduction, Auto zoom, Auto ISO sensitivity control D-TTL, Manual, Red-eye Reduction, AF-Assist, Rear Curtain
SB-400 i-TTL, M mode (with D40), Rear curtain, Slow Rear, Red-eye Reduction i-TTL, Rear curtain, Slow Rear, Red-eye Reduction D2-series: i-TTL, Rear curtain, Slow Rear, Red-eye Reduction

D-1 series: Not supported

SB-R1C1/SB-R200 triggered by SU-800 i-TTL, AA, Manual, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync (D200/D80 only), FV Lock, AF-Assist for multi area AF,  Rear Curtain Sync i-TTL, M, AF-assist for multi-area AF, Flash Color Information Communication D2-series: i-TTL, M, Rear curtain, AF-assist

D1-series: No support for SU-800.

SB-R1
SB-R200 triggered by camera’s built in flash
i-TTL, M, Rear Curtain Sync, AutoFP High Speed Sync ( D700, D300s, D300 only because of built in flash) i-TTL balanced fill flash for digital SLR, M, Rear curtain sync. No built in flash

 

Nikon D-SLR

Speedlight
Model
D4, D3X, D3S, D3, D700, D300s, D300, D7000 D2Xs, D2X, D2Hs, D2H

(NON-CLS)

D200, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40 D1X, D1H, D100, D1

(NON-CLS)

D5100, D5000, D3200,  D3100, D3000
SB-80DX Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync D-TTL, Auto Aperture(AA), Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction D-TTL, Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash
SB-50DX Manual, Rear Curtain Sync D-TTL, Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain D-TTL, Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain
SB-28DX Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync D-TTL, Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction D-TTL, Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash
SB-24 Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash
SB-25 Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash
SB-26 Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash
SB-28 Non-TTL Auto, M, RPT, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash
SB-30 Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain
SB-20, 16B, 15 Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain
SB-29s M, Rear Curtain Sync Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain
SB-27 Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain
SB-23 M, Rear Curtain Sync Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain Manual, Rear Curtain
SB-22s Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain

 

Speedlight Mode

Description

Camera controls flash output
through-the-lens

i-TTL

The camera controls flash output. This is a TTL auto flash mode in the Creative Lighting System. Monitor Preflashes are fired at all times. The subject is correctly exposed by the light from the flash and the exposure is less affected by the ambient light than in the conventional TTL mode.
Supported cameras: D3-series, D2-series, D700, D300(s), D200, D80, D70-series, D60, D50, D40-series

D-TTL

The camera measures the amount of light reflected from the subject through the lens to automatically control flash output level and give correct exposure
Supported cameras: D1X, D1H, D100

TTL

The camera controls flash output. Standard TTL flash control does not take the brightness of the background into account, but adjusts flash output so that the main subject is correctly exposed.
Supported cameras: D1

Speedlight controls flash output

AA
Auto Aperture

The flash uses its sensor to control the flash output in combination with data automatically transmitted from the camera and lens to the flash including the ISO sensitivity, aperture, focal length and exp. comp. value.

A
Non-TTL Auto

The flash uses its sensor to measure the flash illumination reflected back from the subject controlling flash output to give correct exposure.

GN

With distance-priority manual flash operation the guide number is automatically determined by the SB-800 according to the distance value and aperture set.

M
Manual

The flash always fires at a specified output determined by user on the flash itself.

Rear Curtain

The flash fires just before the rear curtain starts to close.

RPT
Repeating Flash

The flash fires repeatedly during a single exposure, creating stroboscopic multiple-exposure effects.

Red Eye Reduction

Available with cameras having red-eye reduction with slow-sync.

 

Speedlight Features Description

AF
AF-Assist Illuminator

Projects LED light on the subject, making it possible to focus on the subject even in total darkness.

Zoom
Automatic Power Zoom

The zoom head is automatically adjusted according to the focal length of the lens in use.

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