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Compact Nissin i40 flashgun announced!

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by taz98spin, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    looks outstanding! This should give FL-600R a run for its money. The controls look great. FL-600r has the worst controls to the point that it's not even worth changing settings on a flash, only in camera.
     
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  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I just hope the price is reasonable!
     
  4. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oh, man. Shut up and take my money.

    Seriously, if this flash is less than—say—$180, I will buy one.
     
  5. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Nissin i40 for Nikon and Canon is already available for order at BH Photo, price $269. Shipping within 7-14 days.
     
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  6. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Daros
    According to Nissin, Guide Number (at ISO100) is 27 @ 35mm, and 40 @ 105mm, with a suggested retail price of USD$250 (Approx.).
     
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  7. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Bah, I want something like a nikon SB-400 with good controls.
     
  8. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Great find!
    I can deal with that price!
     
  9. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Eh. Given that price, I'd rather have an FL-600r and not have to deal with 2-AA slow recharge.

    Glad this exists, though. Small, full-featured third party flashes were overdue.
     
  10. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Wow, I'm probably going to dump my FL-600R unit(s) and pick up one of these. That interface looks just like the EF-X20 flash, simple and straightforward to use. I'm all over that.

    I noted they're giving a GN of 40, but at ISO 100 whereas the FL-600R is measured at ISO 200 so while it appears less powerful at first glance it's probably pretty competitive.

    The one thing that seems like it's missing is TTL master mode - I *think* reading between the lines of the release that it's a TTL slave only.

    It's 4xAA, just like the FL-600R but the recycle time is listed as .1-4s which is indeed slower than the FL-600R.

    One item of note for everyone - it looks like the Micro Four Thirds version isn't supposed to be available until June:

    http://www.nissindigital.com/2014/02/new-products-compact-flash-nissin-i40.html

    Release Date: Canon & Nikon, March 2014 (International market, scheduled);
    Canon & Nikon, April 2014 (Japan market, scheduled);
    Sony & FT, June 2014 (scheduled)
     
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