SB-400 Flash for the Nikon D40

Nikon SB-400 Speedlight

To go with the newly announced entry-level D40 DSLR, Nikon also unveiled today the SB-400 Speedlite, a low-end iTTL flash costing just $130.

In keeping with the D40’s ease-of-use philosophy, the SB-400 only has an off-on button for controls. But while it lacks the wireless control of pricier Speedlights, the SB-400 has a guide number of 69 ft at ISO 100, with a shooting range of 2 to 66 ft, which should be plenty for indoor shooting. The flash can be tilted in 4 steps, horizontal, 60, 75 and 90 degrees.

Now, even grandpa can join the fun.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.