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Will this flash work with the Nikon 1 v1 camera?

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No, one of the dumbest things on the V1 is that Nikon has decided to used a completely different flash system. One of the reasons I won't be buying one.
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No.
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No, you need the SB-N5 design exclusively for the new Nikon 1.
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will this flash go with my Nikon D80?

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Yes it will but its basic, I would at least get a SB-600 of you are going to buy a flash, price difference is not that much anyway and you will get a lot more flash for your money.
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Yes, you can use the SB-400 on the D80, just make sure to turn on the flash first before is mount it on the camera. If the SB-400 is turned off while mounted on the camera and the camera’s “Auto flash” function is on, the camera’s built-in flash will automatically pop up when shooting in poor light, coming into contact with the SB-400. It is recommended that the SB-400 be detached from the camera when flash is not required.
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will this flash work with my Nikon D3000 ?

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Works fine on my D3000.
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Yes it will.
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Will this flash work with my FM10 and is it a good flash for my particular camera?

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The SB-400 is a very simple flash that depends on an i-TTL compatible camera body to control it. But any other Nikon SB Speedlight will work on "M" mode on our beloved FM10; some will even provide non-TTL automatic metering (SB-28DX, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910).
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Any Nikon speedlight will work in non TTL mode. I would look into Metz flashes, they are excellant and not high priced. I don't know what type of photography you are planning to do, so a specific recco is difficult
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will this flash go with my nikon D40?

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Yes.
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When will it be in stock?

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Please click on the link below and select Authorized Dealers, by placing your ZIP code it will give you the name and address of those who have the flash available. Also, it will give the option for online dealers.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Can I change the output from the D80?

Can I reduce or increase the Flash level from my D80, since the SB400 does not have Manual controls?
and would it work with Rear curtain, and Slow with D80
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Each mode should be set on the camera body, since it cannot be set through the SB-400. For details, see your camera instruction manual. Flash modes available: Slow-sync flash, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow-sync flash, Rear curtain sync, FV (Flash Value) Lock and Exposure compensation and flash output level compensation.
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Is it works for Coolpix S8000

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No, it won’t work. This camera model doesn’t have a hot shoe to attach a speedlight. Only D-SLR and some COOLPIX from the “P” series.
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So what do you Prefer for Coolpix S8000 as a separate flasher

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You are out of luck with using a separate flash on the S8000 as it has no hot shoe to mount a flash on.
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Can this go with my digital slr D3000?

I need a flash for my camera but I don't have alot of money to spend.
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yes, it will work With All Nikon DSLR
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Can you tell me about SB400 on D200?

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The SB-400 is compatible with the D200.
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What Cameras does this fit

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Any Nikon with a hotshoe.
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Will this work with a P7000? Or an old FM2?

I'm going to purchase a P7000 and need more flash than what's built in. Will this work with the P7000? Will it synchronize with the zoom?
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It will work on the D7000 on the FM2 though it will not work.
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Can this be used with a D5000?

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Can this flash be used off camera with the CLS system? Does it have a sensor to use it as a background light?

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No it cant be used off camera, well it can if you use a SC-28 or 29 cord, but wireless cls is a no.
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What flashes go with a Nikon D300?

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I think SB-700 is the best choice for hobby, SB-900 is great and more professional.
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Will this flash go with my Nikon D5100?

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Yes it will but it is a basic flash but woukd be a lot better than the on board one
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is this flash adjustable in any direction?

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Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°.
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SC-17 lead with SB-400

I have an SC-17 lead which I use with my SB-600.Can I use this lead with an SB-400 and achieve full functionality?
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Yes.
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Will this flash work with my Coolpix 8800?

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Yes. When using the SB-400 on the COOLPIX 8800 the speedlight must be turned on.
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