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Nikon releases SB-900 firmware update version 5.02

Nikon releases firmware update version 5.02 for the SB-900. The following improvements have been made in version 5.02
- With uninterrupted shooting with the SB-900 set to i-TTL mode, images captured just before the flash ceased firing were sometimes overexposed.
- When the SB-900, set to TTL auto flash mode, is used with a camera supporting the Creative Lighting System, flash mode automatically changes to A mode according to camera communication status. The Nikon D3 or the D300 can be used to upgrade SB-900 firmware...
Check-out the Nikon D300 digital SLR camera specifications & reviewsUS SB-900 Firmware Update 5.02 - Windows
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EU SB-900 Firmware Update 5.02 - Windows
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Nikon SB-900 highlights:

The SB-900 is a high-performance Speedlight developed as the successor to the hugely successful Nikon SB-800. Practical functionality was emphasized in designing the SB-900, especially evident when used with Nikon digital SLR cameras compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System. It provides a wide 17-200 mm auto zoom range (expanded from the SB-800's 24-105mm), three illumination patterns, newly designed, streamlined operation with a full-information LCD panel, and AF-Assist illumination compatible with new-generation AF sensors. The SB-900 has an improved booster circuit for high-speed recycle time. In addition, firmware can be uploaded via a Nikon digital SLR camera—a world's first* for flash units, assuring that the SB-900 can accept technological advancements. The SB-900 serves as the new core for the Nikon Creative Lighting System when used in combination with current Nikon digital SLRs, and it supports Advanced Wireless Lighting as a master or a remote Speedlight, inviting photographers to explore the many creative possibilities.

Additional new functions include 180 degrees of left or right head swivel, a special built-in overheat protection system and automatic filter detection for unprecedented white balance correction, even in fluorescent lighting conditions.

With the SB-900, users can enjoy all the benefits of the Nikon Creative Lighting System for both automation and comprehensive control, enabling endless lighting possibilities.

Additional information: Check-out the Nikon D300 digital SLR camera specifications & reviews
November 19, 2008
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