If you’re looking into doing flash photography using your mirrorless or entry-level DSLR camera, you might want to look into the new i400 Flash recently announced by Nissin. This new offering is pegged as a compact and powerful all-around flash for several major mirrorless and DSLR camera mounts.
The new Nissin i400 boasts of several features that make it an ideal all-around flash even for beginners: a focal length range of 24-105 mm, a flash output high-speed sync of up to 1/8000 second shutter speeds, and fast recycling time. It’s operated using a power dial, function dial, and two simple and innovative selector dials designed for ease of use, with small lamps that indicate the current settings. The flash head rotates 180° horizontally from left to right, and tilts upwards to 90°, making it a versatile flash for bounce shooting and using different angles.
Shooting in automatic mode? The Nissin i400 also has an automatic mode for this setting, enabling the flash to work with the camera to produce the right amount of flash output for the scene. The Manual mode, meanwhile, lets the user set the flash output manually from full power, 1/1, down to 1/256 power. With TTL flash level compensation, the power of the flash can also be adjusted from -2EV to +2EV in 0.5EV steps.
Pocket-sized yet powerful, the Nissin i400 uses 4 AA batteries for quicker recycling time. It comes in versions for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus/Panasonic camera systems. However, Nissin notes that the durable metal hotshoe is not available for the Sony mount due to the Multi Interface shoe design.
Think this new offering is the flash you need? Check out the Nissin website fore more information and grab the new Nissin i400 Flash.
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