Nikon 1 SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight

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Release Date : 14 May 2014
Price : $ 746.95

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Key features

  • Waterproof to 100 m
  • Underwater TTL and manual flash control and a built-in Targeting Lamp
  • Designed to match Nikon 1 waterproof cases and AW1

Underwater photography is one of the most exciting—and challenging—ways to use your Nikon 1. The cameras’ outstanding autofocus system and 1 NIKKOR lenses help you capture sharp views of fast-moving underwater subjects, but to really bring home the vibrancy and colors of your underwater adventures, you need an external flash. Introducing the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight, a powerful underwater Speedlight flash for all underwater Nikon 1 possibilities. Waterproof down to 328 feet and with a guide number of 28/92 (m/ft, ISO 100), it can illuminate even the deepest waters.

The SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight is waterproof all the way down to 328 feet—far below the reach of natural light—and powerful enough to illuminate subjects at those serious depths (guide number of approximately 28/92 [m/ft, ISO 100]). Whether you’re snorkeling over a shallow reef or diving the depths of a canyon, capture beautiful, colorful underwater scenes that wouldn’t be possible without a flash.

The SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight works with every underwater Nikon 1 solution—J1 or J2 with the WP-N1 Waterproof Housing, J3 or S1 with WP-N2 Waterproof Housing, J4 or S2 with WP-N3 Waterproof Housing or the fully waterproof AW1. It easily mounts on the optional SK-N10A Underwater Bracket and SC-N10A Underwater Fiber-Optic Cable (add the SR-N10A Underwater Fiber-Optic Cable Adapter for use with the AW1), and it works with the AW1’s pop-up flash for additional lighting power in deep water.

Take control of the flash strength and fine tune it for your shot. Easily select the auto TTL mode for use with the AW1, WP-N3, WP-N2, or WP-N1 or use one of the two manual flash modes when using the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight with the Nikon 1 AW1 or WP-N3. The Targeting Lamp shows where the flash will be directed and helps your Nikon 1 autofocus on subjects in shadow before the flash fires. Add the Wide-Flash adapter to increase illumination coverage to 120°.

Included accessories
the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight comes with key accessories for precise flash control underwater. A SW-N10A Wide-Flash Adapter enables broad flash coverage.

**The WP-03000 is an O-ring that is used to protect the watertight integrity of the battery compartment of the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight.

**The WP-G1000 Silicon Grease is for use with the WP-N1 Waterproof Housing. The WP-G1000 is used to keep the O-Ring from drying out.

WP-G1000 Silicon Grease

WP-G1000 Silicon Grease

**The SW-N10A Flash Adapter increases the illumination that the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight provides to 120° vertically and horizontally when attached to the Speedlight.

Optional accessories
The Speedlight attaches securely to a compatible Nikon Waterproof Case using the optional SK-N10A Underwater Bracket. To attach the Speedlight to the Nikon 1 AW1 camera body, you need to use the bracket and the SC-N10A Underwater Fibre-Optic Cable, plus the SR-N10A Underwater fibre cable adapter.

SR-N10A Underwater Fibre Cable Adapter

SR-N10A Underwater Fibre Cable Adapter
Waterproof fibre cable adapter. This adapter lets you use the SC-N10A underwater fibre-optic cable and the SK-N10A Underwater Bracket together with the Nikon 1 AW1 camera and the SB-N10 Speedlight.

SK-N10A Underwater Bracket

SK-N10A Underwater Bracket
This sturdy underwater bracket lets you attach the SB-N10 Speedlight to a Nikon 1 waterproof case. It can also be used to attach the Speedlight to the Nikon 1 AW1 camera, via the SC-N10A Underwater Fibre-Optic Cable and the SR-N10A Underwater Fibre Cable Adapter.

SC-N10A Underwater Fibre-Optic Cable

SC-N10A Underwater Fibre-Optic Cable
Waterproof fibre-optic cable for use with specific Nikon 1 cameras and the SB-N10 Speedlight. Enables the camera’s built-in flash to fire the SB-N10 Speedlight for stronger lighting in murky underwater environments (when shooting with the camera inside a Nikon 1 waterproof case).


Product Photo

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Sample Photo

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Guide Number(air; ISO 100 m/ft), 28/92 at full power, 20/66 with underwater wide-flash adapter
Effective flash range (i-TTL)0.3 m to 4 m (1.0 ft to 13.1 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity and aperture
ControlsMode dial, targeting lamp button (on/off), flash-level dial
Power sourceFour AA alkaline or four AA NiMH batteries
Flash-ready indicatorLights red: Flash is charged and ready for use (flash-compensation support enabled). Lights green for 2 s: Flash fired in TTL mode. Lights blue: Flash-compensation support disabled. Blinks red and green: Batteries exhausted or temperature warning. Blinks red: Temperature warning
Other functionsOperating temperature (in water): 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – +104 °F). Materials: Polycarbonate and ABS resins. Maximum depth: 100 m (328 ft)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 87 x 133 x 140 mm (3.4 x 5.2 x 5.5 in.), excluding projections
WeightApprox. 627g (1 lb 6.1 oz), excluding batteries. Underwater weight: Approximately 90 g (3.2 oz), including batteries