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I have a 1 V1 and a pair of SB-N7s. Is there a way to use the stobes off-camera?
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Concerning the SB-N5 flash for the Nikon 1 system, what is the greatest wide angle lens the flash will cover?
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Is the SB-N7 Speedlight compatible with the Nikon 1 V3? If not, what speedlight can I use?
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What battery(ies) does the SB-N10 use?
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Can I use that with Nikon D610?
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Why no bounce capability when shooting vertical. What a bad design flaw
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Concerning the SB-N5 flash for the Nikon 1 system, what is the greatest wide angle lens the flash will cover?
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Is the SB-N7 Speedlight compatible with the Nikon 1 V3? If not, what speedlight can I use?
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What battery(ies) does the SB-N10 use?
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Can I use that with Nikon D610?

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Nikon Inc. Nikon 1 SB-N7 Speedlight

Master creative lighting techniques with this powerful compact Speedlight for Nikon 1 V1 and V2. Its long lighting reach and 120° tilting head gives you maximum light control, whether illuminating directly or creatively bouncing light indirectly into your scene.
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need comparison between SB-N5?

Does it provide more lighting and more powerful than SB-N5?
Which one is faster? cycle time between 2 shots?
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The SB-N5 draws its power from the camera body. The SB-N7 has its own power supply (AAA batteries). This definitely justifies the small price difference, and should result in faster cycle times.
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The SB-N7 has more power than the SB-N5 with a Guide Number of 18/59 (m/ft, ISO 100) compared to the SB-N5's rating of 8.5/27.9 (ISO 100, m/ft), 12/39.4 (ISO 200, m/ft). In addition the SB-N7 also supports the use of the SW-N7 Wide-Flash Adapter for widening the angle of coverage.

Both the SB-N5 and the SB-N7 have an effective flash range of 0.6m to 20m/2 ft to 66 ft (varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture). Recycle times are not available for Nikon1 Speedlights.
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I pre-ordered this 2 months ago. When will this speedlight be shipping to vendors (B&H Photo)?

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Well, Cathrine, it's now March 8th and B&H still says they're waiting to be supplied.
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The SB-N7 Speedlight for Nikon1 cameras is expected to ship to vendors within the week.
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Why no bounce capability when shooting vertical. What a bad design flaw

Was going to upgrade from the SB-N5 to the new SB-N7 until I found out it can not bounce off the ceiling when shooting vertical. Can't believe Nikon would make such a dumb design flaw
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Sorry Joe, the OP is correct. Bounce mode off the ceiling in Landscape mode, but no way to bounce off the ceiling in Portrait mode (though you can bounce off the wall but that's quite different)
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According to Nikon it has bounce capability.
Read this:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/accessories/speedlight_sb-n7/
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Is this flash compatible with D7000 camera?

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No, Nikon V1 & V2 cameras only.
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Will it fit on the D 60?

If not what would you suggest to use in place of this model?
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The SB-N7 is made specifically for the Nikon1 line of cameras and is not compatible with the D60. The following Speedlights in Nikon's active lineup are compatible with the D60: SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, SB-400 and the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up System.

For a DSLR/Speedlight compatibility chart please see this page on Nikonusa.com:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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tilt and swivel ???

Is N7 able to tilt and swivel like N5 or just tilt?
Thanks for info.
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Just tilt up to 120 degrees.
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Will SB-N7 wirelessly deal with my SB800 & 600 using CLS?

The promo writeup on the SB-N7 talks about supporting CLS. Will I be able to use the unit to trigger and meter the SB800 and SB600 I have kept? It would seem so since your website shows the successor to these as part of a V2 "system" when those big units will not slip on the dedicated accessory shoe
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You will only be able to control the SB-800 using its SU-4 mode as there is no CLS commander to use any speed lights off camera.
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So with SB-N7: use my SB800 in SB-4 mode...or must I buy an actual SB-4

Follow on to previous question on SB-N7's CLS support. Do I just set the SB-800 (or 900 or 910) into SB-4 mode.....or must I actually purchase and SB-4 and slip it on the bottom of the SB-800
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...Rather than wait for this answer, I put my SB-N5 on my V1, set my SB800 to SU-4 mode and (without having an actual SB-4), it did fire the SB800. So i'll set on-cam and remote flash at various fractional powers. My SB600 has no such mode, so I'll trade it with my old DX gear.
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Is the SB-N7 Speedlight compatible with the Nikon 1 V3? If not, what speedlight can I use?

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Favorite Subject: Landscape
Nikon Family: 21+ years
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SB-N7 is fully compatible with the V3
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I have a 1 V1 and a pair of SB-N7s. Is there a way to use the stobes off-camera?

Does anyone make a sync cord like the SC-29 but for the Nikon 1 strobe system? Even better, is there a dual TTL sync cord so I can run both strobes at the same time?

I know I can mount the SB-N7 on my camera and use an optical slave (in my case, that would be using Ikelite underwater strobes) but I'd rather a different method.
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