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IMPORTANT INFO for Nissin flash users


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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter Member
Sat 10-Nov-12 02:36 AM | edited Sat 10-Nov-12 12:29 PM by Arkayem

>Guys I have placed a link here
>To a thread about a suspected issue with the Nissin
>I have just received my Nikon SB700 and guess what !!!
>This can only mean that the Nissin does NOT have an issue
>arising from it being a third party flash unit.
>So IGNORE anything you read that says otherwise.
>I have spent a fair bit on my Nikon flash thinking I dont want
>compatability issues with my camera, and I wish someone with a
>Nikon speedlight had picked up on my thread and warned me that
>the Nikon is the same but alas it was missed.
>Any how the Nikon unit is the real deal, but I would say that
>now I have spent hard earned cash on it. If you want a just as
>good to use flash for half the money then deffo go for the
>Nissin unit, cus there aint anything wrong with it.

The Nissin flash is considerably inferior to the SB700.

- The Nissin does not have the Nikon iTTL-BL mode. This is a huge issue!

- The Nissin TTL mode is not as accurate as the SB700. It is especially poor when bouncing the flash.

- The zoom feature does not recognize DX cameras like the SB700 does. The size of the zoom coverage is based on full frame cameras (same as older Nikon speedlights like the SB600 and SB800).

- In the wireless mode, the Nissin can only be used in Group A.

There are lots of other things that are missing or don't work as well on the Nissin as on the SB700, but the ones above are probably the most important.

When you buy a speedlight, you get what you pay for. There are no bargain speedlights that will outperform the Nikon brand.

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