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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by OzRay, Jan 14, 2015.
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.
It looks to be a fairly decent flash, especially considering that it provides full TTL.
Quite a nifty flash, folds up a little funny and can't act as commander, but very portable and great for casual use.
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).
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.
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:
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.
Thanks, I'll see what they say.
Just as an FYI, there's already a long discussion of the flash here
"Make your selfies the envy of your friends:"
Oh, I'm in now...
No seriously, looks like a nice unit. Thanks for posting...
Photos with people using this flash please!
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
The best part is C would also cover using it as a blunt object, as a hammer maybe?
Oh the English language...
Okay. So we have a grammar nazi. Obviously, I meant C.
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.
It wasn't obvious to me, either...
C and B really. Not sure why I would want a photo of someone actually using the flash.
These were off camera triggered using an FL-LM2 in RC-TTL mode:
This one is from the hot shoe in TTL mode, bounced from the ceiling: