The Nikon Z Portrait Kit Z 40mm f/2 + SB-700 Speedlight is a great combination for Nikon Z Mount Mirrorless users looking to bring their portrait photography game to the next level. Included in this kit is the portable yet powerful Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens, and the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight ensuring impressively sharp results with a creative burst of artificial light.
The Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 Lens is a versatile prime straddling wide-angle and normal fields of view and featuring a bright f/2 maximum aperture. The distinct focal length is wide enough for spontaneous shooting but still tight enough for portraiture and selective focus shooting.
NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 has adopted a motor with a small-diameter, high-torque stepping motor (STM), striking the perfect balance between compactness and efficiency for users to enjoy its fast and accurate focusing, as well as quiet autofocus (AF) control mechanism. Coupled with the lens’ dust- and drip-resistant performance, take the latest addition to the NIKKOR Z line-up wherever you go to capture sharp detail in every image.
From vibrant cityscapes to intimate portraits, capture a wide variety of scenes with the 40mm flexible angle of view, and experience superior optical performance even as you get closer to your subject as desired with the minimum focus distance of 0.29m.
Make your subjects stand out from the scene with an aesthetically pleasing, soft, creamy, rounded bokeh in the background, using the lens’ f/2 aperture and adoption of 9 aperture blades. The fast maximum aperture allows the shutter speed to shoot quickly, even in low-light environments and prevents minimal camera-shake for sharper shots that utilise bokeh.
With a rated guide number of 28 m at ISO 100 and 35mm, the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight is a moderately compact flash unit packed with features for high-performance on-camera lighting capabilities.
The flash is compatible with the i-TTL system for automatic metering with both FX- and DX-format cameras and is optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System for complete control over your lighting setup.
Additionally, the auto zoom head has a coverage range of 24-120mm with FX-format cameras which can be extended down to 12mm with the use of the built-in wide-angle diffusion panel.
Complete bounce and swivel functionality is available for working in a variety of shooting situations. This allows users to tilt down to -7° and up to 90° as well as rotate left or right 180° for complete 360° coverage. Also, the SB-700 has three different illumination patterns, standard, even, and center-weighted, which help shape the light output for your specific needs. For wireless master TTL functionality, the speedlight utilizes a Commander Mode. In this mode users can access Advanced Wireless Lighting settings for controlling multiple off-camera flashes that can be set up in two groups (A, B) and one of four channels. The SB-700 also has a quick wireless control A:B ratio setting for quickly setting up and controlling multiple remote flashes.
Many other abilities are packed into this unit, including a stroboscopic repeating flash mode that can be set from 1-100 Hz. The SB-700 also has slow, Auto FP high-speed, first, and second curtain sync modes for achieving the desired creative look in your image. There are even red-eye reduction and red-eye reduction slow sync settings available. The flash itself is mounted to the camera or stand via a locking hot shoe and is powered by four AA batteries. And, depending on the type of battery used and the power setting, users can expect a recycle time of 2.5-3.5 seconds.
First, built into the flash alongside the wide-angle diffusion panel is a white slide-out bounce card for bouncing some light directly to the subject and creating catch lights. Also, there is a diffusion dome for softening the output of the flash and fluorescent and incandescent color correction filters for balancing the flash to ambient light. All of this, along with a stand, is packaged in the SS-700 Soft Case, designed specifically for the flash and accessories.
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Angle of View||57°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11.4" / 29 cm|
|Optical Design||6 Elements in 4 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||52 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.8 x 1.8" / 70 x 45.5 mm|
|Weight||6 oz / 170 g|