Nissin Announces New Powerful and Compact i400 Flash

The new Nissin i400 flash is an ideal option for mirrorless and introductory DSLR cameras.

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.

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Nissin Introduces the Tiny i40 Compact Flash

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Nissin i40 Product Images 1 of 3

Nissin is out with a new compact flash called the Nissin i40. Measuring in at less than 3 1/2” tall and weighing less than 8 ounces, it’s what they’re claiming to be one of the most pocketable hotshoe flashes in the world. Despite its diminutive size the i40 can throw out a flash output of 105mm with an auto-adjusting zoom-range, which moves it back down to 24mm.

The back of the flash has two selector dials to change the function and power of the flash making it easy enough for even beginners to operate. The flash can also be set to sync up with a 1/8000th of a second shutter speed. Meanwhile, a Wireless TTL mode and two two optical slave settings for multiple offset flash combinations.

The Nissin i40’s head rotates horizontally 180° from side to side and tilts up to 90° making it suitable for close up photography. It comes equipped with a built-in diffuser for 16mm lens coverage, plus a soft box for softening the harsh light and reducing shadows.

Arriving later this June for $269, the Nissin i40 needs four AA batteries to operate. Before then the Nissin i40 will be introduced and on display at the in the at the WPPI Expo in Las Vegas starting March 3rd. And in case you can’t see it there either, you can check out more images of the Nissin i40 after the jump.

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SanDisk Introduces 256 GB Extreme Pro CF Card Aimed at 4K Video Recording

SanDisk Extreme Pro CF 256 GB

SanDisk’s latest 256 GB CompactFlash card is one of the highest-capacity memory cards around–and one of the most expensive. At a suggested retail price of US-$ 1,809.99 (though listed for $989.95 at B&H), the card isn’t so much aimed at the advanced hobbyist photographer with his Nikon D4, but rather at the professional videographer recording 4K high-definition video. With a minimum writing speed of 65 MB/s, the card delivers both the speed and the capacity needed for professional-grade video productions. In addition, it is also coated with silicone on the inside for extra shock protection, and remains in full working order in temperatures as low as -13° F (-25° C) and as high as +185° F (85° C).

Coincidentally, SanDisk also introduced their first CFast 2.0 memory card offering 120 GB of storage and up to 350 MB/s write speeds. Currently, this new standard isn’t widely supported, with one model that makes use of it being the ARRI AMIRA camera.

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New CF Card Offers RAID Mode, Brings Extra Safety for Your Pictures

Amulet Wise Duo CF CardOne of the most important rules for any professional photographer is to always backup their pictures. While the loss of a single image may already mean the loss of a significant amount of money, the loss of a whole series might result in the loss of the job. The Japanese company Amulet now announced a new Compact Flash card that will automatically create backups on a second partition, thus operating as a virtual RAID drive. In standard mode, the card will record up to 64 GB of data, while in backup mode, it will record 32 GB, with each picture existing as an original and as a copy.

While this will not protect you from catastrophic hardware failure, it might still offer you that little bit more peace of mind while being out shooting. The Wise CF Card Duo will offer read/write speeds of up to 60/50 MB/sec, and will be available from June 14 in Japan, according to DC Watch. We have no idea whether it will hit overseas markets as well, but we sure hope so.