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Nissin i40 for Micro Four Thirds

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by OzRay, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    I've just had this flash for a week, nice little flash.

    but it's very hard to remove from my G6 hotshoe, I think it might be easier on Olympus bodies because Panasonic always has tight hotshoe.
     
  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    It looks to be a fairly decent flash, especially considering that it provides full TTL.
     
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Quite a nifty flash, folds up a little funny and can't act as commander, but very portable and great for casual use.
     
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  4. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    I've been using one since it came out, it's a fantastic little flash that's great for a small bag with only a few small things that has popped up with usage, it has a UV filter on the weaker side and some wear and tear.

    Real world examples... photocopy paper has a loads of optical brightener and I haven't had it cause issues. Uranium glass(depression glass, Vaseline glass, etc) can glow bright green if you use direct flash, it's normally clear-ish and the green glow can draw attention to it however the specular reflection of the flash is probably going to do that anyway. Using bounce the UV light is normally absorbed by whatever it bounces off long before it reaches the subject. Thus, in real world usage you won't notice it and it's not really an issue at all.

    After about 6 months of use the text on the power dial is starting to wear off. Tad annoying, I guess I'll have to engrave it and paint the numbers in so they can't wear off... (bonus tip: paint it in using a sakura glow in the dark marker for glow in the dark numbers, worked really well on the fujifilm ef-x20 which had engraved numbers that you couldn't see also).
     
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  5. darrenleow

    darrenleow Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Sep 30, 2011
    Singapore
    Stuck clear tape over the painted markings so that it won't wear off with time. Not that pretty close up, but I think it's acceptable to me.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Not a bad idea, I think I might do the same just to delay it a bit longer.

    Edit: I wonder if I can get away with a clear coat of nail polish or if it will melt the paint or plastic...? I might test that on the i40 logo later :smile:
     
  7. MrPhotoBob

    MrPhotoBob Mu-43 Veteran

    261
    Jun 16, 2012
    When I e-mailed Nissin and ask them about the letters wearing off on their i40 flash, they stated that they were aware of that situation that it had happened to a few older models of the i40, and that their newer versions have been corrected. I would ask for a replacement since it is a manufacture defect that they are aware of.
     
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  8. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Thanks, I'll see what they say.
     
  9. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    Just as an FYI, there's already a long discussion of the flash here
     
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  10. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    511
    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    "Make your selfies the envy of your friends:"

    <sarcasm>
    Oh, I'm in now...
    </sarcasm>

    No seriously, looks like a nice unit. Thanks for posting...

    woof!
     
  11. CameraNoob

    CameraNoob Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 22, 2014
    Atlanta
    Photos with people using this flash please! :)
     
  12. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    :confused:
    Do you mean photos of:
    a) People (i.e. photographers) using this flash
    b) People being photographed with this flash
    c) Other things using this flash
     
  13. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The best part is C would also cover using it as a blunt object, as a hammer maybe?
     
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  14. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oh the English language...
     
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  15. CameraNoob

    CameraNoob Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 22, 2014
    Atlanta
    Okay. So we have a grammar nazi. Obviously, I meant C.
     
  16. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I honestly wasn't sure...

    I use it mostly for insect macros at the moment, too shy to use flash at events... for anything arranged with modifiers I prefer my YN560-Tx/IIIs.
     
  17. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    May 25, 2010
    UK
    Graeme
    It wasn't obvious to me, either...
     
  18. CameraNoob

    CameraNoob Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 22, 2014
    Atlanta
    C and B really. Not sure why I would want a photo of someone actually using the flash.
     
  19. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    These were off camera triggered using an FL-LM2 in RC-TTL mode:
    P8170064.

    PB230011.

    This one is from the hot shoe in TTL mode, bounced from the ceiling:
    P9170003.
     
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