Nikon Speedlight SB-400 discontinued

Nikon's entry-level flashgun, the Speedlight SB-400, is no longer being produced.

Nikon Speedlight SB-400

Nikon’s entry-level flashgun, the Speedlight SB-400, is no longer being made. The unit appears in the manufacturer’s list of discontinued products¬†and is out of stock at nearly all major retailers.

Nikon Speedlight SB-400

Though still on sale at the odd marketplace seller, all the big online shops list the SB-400 as either discontinued or out of stock:

Originally released in 2006, the tilting flash unit was aimed at beginner DSLR owners and Coolpix shooters, and was the smallest i-TTL flash available until the arrival of the Speedlight SB-300, which is slower, less powerful and runs on AAA batteries. Neither unit has manual controls or wireless capabilities.

Nikon Speedlight SB-400

There is now a fairly wide gap in Nikon’s product range between the ultra-basic SB-300 and the mid-range SB-700, which retail for $157¬†(¬£120)¬†and $327¬†(¬£215)¬†respectively. It is rumoured that the mirrorless Nikon 1 V3 will be released next month with a standard hotshoe to support the SB-300.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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