The new version has a different menu system more closely resembling that of the mid-range Speedlight SB-700. The thermal protection system has also changed, delivering slower recycling times as the flash heats up so that it may be used for longer. The buttons are now backlit, making it easier to adjust settings in the dark.
Compared to the speedlight it replaces, the SB-910 has an identical guide number and the same zoom range. As a result, photographers hoping for more radical additions such as radio control or an higher flash output will be disappointed with this release. On the other hand, it should work with the upcoming i-TTL version of the Phottix Odin Wireless TTL Trigger, and also (with inevitable firmware updates) with PocketWizard’s ControlTL system.
The Nikon SB-910 should be released on 15th December, just before Christmas, with an estimated RRP of US$549.95 (£449.99). For reference, the SB-900 is currently priced over £100 less at £324.95.
For more information on the Nikon SB-910, please visit the manufacturer’s product page.