Classic SLRs Series :
Basic Flash Operations
Controls in Detail
Flash Unit Couplers AS 8 and AS-9
Shooting Mode Selector
TTL (through-the-lens automatic operation)
A (non-TTL automatic operation)
M (manual operation)
MD (synchronization with motor drive)
Exposure Calculator Dial
Set the film speed.
Set the zoom setting knob
Determine the exposure
Warning functions Open Flash Button
Tilting/Rotating Flash Head
Secondary Flash Head
Wide Flash Adaptor SW-7
TTL Multiple Flash Terminal
Sync/Multiple Flash Terminal
Photographic Techniques: Synchro-Sunlight Fill in Flash Photography
In the manual mode; In the TTL-automatic mode; In the non-TTL automatic mode; Synchronization with slow shutter speeds; Diffusing the Light
Bounce flash photography; Using a diffuser; Multiple Flash Photography; TTL-multiple flash photography; Manual multiple flash photography
Accessories: Sync Cords SC 10, 11, and 15; TTL Remote Cord SC-14; TTL Remote Cord SC-17; TTL Multi Flash Sync Cords SC-18 and SC-19; TTL Multi Flash Adaptor AS-10; Flash Tripod Adaptor AS-11; Flash Unit Couplers AS 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 . Soft Flash Unit Case SS-16
Tips on Speedlight care
Attention: The Nikon Speedlight SB-16 consists of two parts: the main flash unit and the flash unit coupler having the mounting foot. Depending on which type is attached, the flash unit is identified as the Speedlight SB-16A or SB-16B. The SB-16A's Flash Unit Coupler AS-8 has a special mounting foot for the accessory shoe of Nikon F3 series camera, while the SB-16B's Flash Unit Coupler AS-9 features a standard ISO-type mounting foot. As shown in the table, the SB-16A and SB-16B can be mounted on any type of Nikon camera either directly or with the use of another Nikon Flash Unit Coupler. Usable shooting modes, however, are limited according to the combination of the flash unit and camera. Please reconfirm that the flash unit you purchased is suitable for your camera, referring to the following table.
Usable Shooting Modes
FA, FE2, F5, F4s, F100, F90, F90x, F801s, F801, F-501/N2020*, F401x, F401, F-301/N2000*, FG, FM2, FM2n, FG-20, EM, FE, FM, Nikkormat (where applies)
Nikon F2 bodies ****
Nikonos V **
via AS-6 and V-type sync cord
F3-series models (except F3AF, F3P and F3H) ***
via AS-4, AS-7
FA, FE2, F5, F4s, F100, F90, F90x, F801s, F801, F-501/N2020*, F401x, F401, F-301/N2000*, FG,
FM2, FM2n, FG-20, EM, FE, FM, Nikkormat (where applies)
Nikon F2 bodies ****
Nikonos V **
via V-type sync cord
***The Nikon N2020 and N2000 are sold exclusive/y in US A. and Canadian markets. ** Only possible at normal flash mode, since Motor drive is not available for the Nikonos-V camera.
*** The SB-16B cannot be used with the Nikon F3AF or other F3-series cameras with the AF Finder DX-1, Action Finder DA-2, Waist-Level Finder DW-3 or 6X Magnification Finder DW-4 attached.
**** The SB-16B cannot be mounted on the Nikon F2-series cameras with the Action Finder DA-1, Waist-Level Finder DW-1 or 6X Focusing Finder DW-2attached
Nikon SB-16B (AS-`17) Flash / speedlight compatibility chart with various Nikon cameras.
Source: Nikon Europe
Forewords The Nikon Speedlight SB-16 is a direct-mounting electronic flash unit, providing automatic through-the-lens (TTL) control of the flash exposure when used with Nikon cameras having TTL flash capability. Through the use of an interchangeable mounting foot, the SB-16 can be attached to the special accessory shoe of all Nikon F3 series cameras, as well as the standard ISO-type shoe of the Nikon FA, FE2, F-501/N2020, F-301/N2000 and FG camera, or the V-type Sync Cord for the Nikonos-V Because light is measured through the picture-taking lens, you are assured of just the right exposure with a variety of lenses and accessory attachments at any aperture from V2 to V22. Programmed TTL auto flash photography can be performed by using the SB-16 with the Nikon F-501/N2020 or F-301/N2000 via the AS-9. In programmed TTL auto flash photography, the proper aperture is automatically set for correct exposure according to the film speed in use. It is not necessary to change the lens setting from the minimum aperture used for non-flash programmed shooting.
By incorporating a front-mounted light sensor, the SB-16 is also compatible with all other Nikon cameras for automatic, but not through-the-lens, flash output control. In the non-TTL automatic mode, you have a choice of two apertures. With silicon-controlled rectifier and series circuitry, the SB-16 is able to conserve energy when shooting subjects at close range; thus recycling times are shorter and the number of flashes per battery set is greater.
For truly creative bounce flash photography, the Nikon Speedlight SB-16 has two separate flash heads - a combination of tilting and rotating main flash head with zooming capability and a smaller secondary flash head which faces straight ahead to fill in the shadows in the eye sockets and provide a small catch light for the eyes. Moreover, a special MD setting allows the SB-16 to synchronize with a motor-driven camera firing at 4 frames per second for shooting 8 pictures in series.
Even though the SB-16 is extremely easy to use, you should familiarize yourself with its "Basic Operation" as presented in the first section. For more detailed information, please refer to "Controls in Detail" and "Photographic Techniques." A few minutes wisely invested now will pay off later in years of rewarding photographic experiences SW-7; Soft Case SS-16; Battery Holder MS-5
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