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Nikon has updated their flagship SB-910 Speedlight with the all new SB-5000 Speedlight. While the power output remains about the same, the new flash is smaller, recycles faster, and has an improved cooling system.
When it was introduced, Nikon's Creative Lighting System completely changed the way most people use off-camera flash. Nikon has taken this a step further with the introduction of Radio Control Wireless lighting. The SB-5000 can be controlled via radio with a compatible DSLR using the WR-A10 Remote Adapter & WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller. At the time of this article, the only cameras that will support this function are the new D5 & D500. The SB-5000 is also fully compatible with Nikon's optical triggering Creative Lighting System as a remote flash. You will need a camera with a compatible built-in optical trigger or a compatible master flash like the SB-910 or SB-700. You can even mix and match optical and radio flashes together.
The SB-5000 is also the first Speedlight with a built-in cooling system. This allows the flash to fire up to 100 consecutive full power flashes without problem. It also has an improved recycle time of 1.8-2.6 seconds compared to the SB-910's recycle time of 2.3-4.5 seconds.
We'll be excited to see this new radio integration in future flashes. In the mean time, you can rent the SB-5000 here.