What is a Speedlight?

If you are new to photography then you might not be aware of what a speedlight is. However, it's very important that you take the time to learn about what this is and how it can be used to get the most out of your photography. Speedlights are very useful pieces of lighting equipment that make it simple to ensure your lighting is perfect.

What is a Speedlight?

A speedlight is a type of flash that is produced by Nikon. This is a registered trademark of Nikon which means by choosing these flash units you can be sure that you are buying the very best flash that money can buy.

Standalone Flashes

A Nikon speedlight can refer to any standalone flash units. Those are any flash devices which are not already built into the camera.

On Camera Flashes

Speedlights are available and work when mounted on the camera. These speedlights are the easiest to set up since they fit into the hot shoe of the camera. When the shutter is fired it automatically triggers the flash.

Off Camera Flashes

There are also a number of much more powerful off camera flash units. These are very powerful and can be positioned anywhere. This gives you the advantage of being able to light from different directions.