It’s a very well known fact that Fujifilm camera owners don’t have the best selection of TTL flashes available.But that’s slowly changing–as is evident with the newest offering from Nissin. Their i40 flash now supports Fujifilm cameras and has all the choices and options that you’d expect from a more consumer friendly flash.
The i40 features analog dials on the back, slave mode, rotates left and right to 180 degrees, has an LED video light, and is pretty powerful at guide number 131. The head also tilts upwards to 90 degrees.
While this is a bit of a start, much more advanced flashes are indeed needed for Fujifilm’s cameras. We hope that Phottix will one day deliver on this as Yongnuo’s options tend to be very hit or miss.
For the moment though, many Fujifilm users including Zack Arias use manual flashes like those from LumoPro.
The Nissin i40 retails for $269 at B&H Photo. More images and specs are after the jump.
|Guide No.||131.23′ (40 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position|
|Vari-Power||1/1 – 1/256|
|Bounce Head||Yes0° to +90°|
|Swivel Head||Yes, 360°|
|Coverage||24 mm – 105 mm (Full frame)|
|Recycle Time||Approximately 0.1 – 4 seconds|
|Flash Duration||1/800 – 1/20000 sec|
|Compensation||-2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/2 EV steps)|
|Power Source||4x AA Batteries|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3.3 x 2.4 x 3.3″ / 85.0 x 61.0 x 85.0 mm|
|Weight||7.16 oz / 203 g|