Nikon SB-12 Speedlight

£45.00

The item photographed may not be the actual model but is used for illustrative purposes only.

Designed exclusively for the Nikon F3 as a dedicated companion flash, the SB-12 Speedlight was Nikon’s first flash unit introduced with the Nikon F3 in 1980. It is a direct-mounting electronic flash unit providing automatic TTL control of the flash exposure. And It was also Nikon’s first flash to offer such a feature along with manual mode operation.

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Description

Designed exclusively for the Nikon F3 as a dedicated companion flash, the SB-12 Speedlight was Nikon’s first flash unit introduced with the Nikon F3 in 1980. It is a direct-mounting electronic flash unit providing automatic TTL control of the flash exposure. And It was also Nikon’s first flash to offer such a feature along with manual mode operation.
With the TTL flash exposure control feature offered in the Nikon F3, also Nikon’s first in their SLR bodies because the light is measured through the lens, as long as you are following guideline of how to set the flash correctly and more importantly, by ensuring flash-to-subject distance falls within the SB-12’s working range, you are assured of perfectly exposed flash pictures with a wide variety of lenses and accessory attachments for the camera.
By using a silicon-controlled rectifier and series circuitry, the speedlight is also able to save its excess energy for the next shot thus reducing recycling time. 
*The SB-12 only operates in manual mode with camera models other than the Nikon F3, even if you are using a flash coupler or by way of a sync cord. Other compact dedicated flash units like SB-16A, SB-17, which are also specially designed for the Nikon F3, can operate in either TTL (For F3), AUTO and manual, or even MD (Motor Drive Mode). 

Additional information

Second-hand grade

EXC+

Serial Number

494392

Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

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– Professional Photographer magazine

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