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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

    -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
    Accessories included

    -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 Charges & ServicesBack to top

  • Delivery charge summary  

    Item type

    Delivery charge

    Delivery timeline

    Small items (such as sat navs, cameras, laptops etc.)

    €4.99 for entire order

    3-5 working days

    Large items (such as large TV, washing machines etc.)

    €19.99 for entire order

    Up to 5 working days


    Small items delivery

    ·       Small items – such as cameras, TVs under 39-inches, printers, software, data storage, tablets and laptops – are delivered by our courier partner, DPD.

    ·       DPD’s standard delivery times are between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

    ·       We aim to have all items delivered within 3-5 working days, however, please allow 4-7 days for extended bank holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas.

    ·       For security reasons we do not deliver to Parcel Motels. 

    ·       Please note:  DPD are not authorised to collect your old products for WEEE recycling. However, simply visit your local Currys PC World store with your old product and a valid receipt and a member of staff will be happy to assist you.

    ·       Track your order: For small items please visit DPD’s website and track your order using your unique tracking code specified in your confirmation email.

    Large items delivery

    ·       Large products – such as TVs above 39-inches, washing machines and fridge freezers – are delivered by our KNOWHOW delivery team.  

    ·       KNOWHOW delivers five days a week – Tuesday to Saturday – between 8am and 6pm, anywhere in the Republic of Ireland with the exception of Donegal – where we deliver once a week – and island locations. 

    ·       The evening before your delivery is scheduled, a member of our KNOWHOW team will call you between 3pm and 6pm to advise you of your delivery time window. 

    ·       On the day of delivery our KNOWHOW driver will call you at least 30 minutes before arriving at the delivery address to give you an estimated time of arrival.  

    ·       Once we arrive at the delivery address, we will unbox your items and remove all packaging for recycling. We can also remove your old appliances for WEEE recycling free of charge.

    ·       If you would like us to install and demo your new appliance, our KNOWHOW installers can do this for a small fee.

    ·       Track your order: For large items, you can track your delivery through the KNOWHOW Track It portal. Simply insert your unique tracking code, specified in your confirmation email or instore receipt, and your telephone number.


    Product availability

    ·       Occasionally, we may offer the option of ordering an item in advance if it’s out of stock at the time but more stock is on its way. We will let you know in advance the date of expected delivery if this is the case.

    ·       Please note, if you purchase two or more products at the same time, the items may have different availabilities and methods of delivery, in which case you may receive your items separately.

    VAT and delays

    ·       Please be aware that we cannot offer VAT refunds to overseas customers ordering goods to be delivered to an Irish address. 

    ·       We always try to ensure that orders arrive on time, however sometimes delays occur during peak period, i.e. Christmas and Easter. If we become aware of any unexpected delays with your order we will let you know.


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