Nissin i40 highly recommended

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by RSHPhotography, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. RSHPhotography

    RSHPhotography New to FujiXspot

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    Apr 9, 2014
    I've been making the transition from DSLR to Fujifilm. The last thing has been replacing my old flash, mainly because I don't use flash a lot. I bought a Nissin i40 yesterday and used it today. I'm happily satisfied with it, great piece of equipment. I shoot off camera through an umbrella and the flash performed just great. When I saw it at the camera store, I will say I was shocked how small it was. Yet, checking the specs comparing it to my SB600, there wasn't much difference in performance despite the dramatic down-sizing. The comparable GNs: 30 for the SB600 and 27 for the Nissin i40. And of course the smaller size is a natural fit for the smaller mirrorless camera. One thing that did worry me at first was the placement on the slave sensor -- it's on the front panel. But the flash never failed to fire even once today, detecting the commander flash from my X-E1 wherever I was. I'm as enthusiastic about this flash as I am about my Fuji equipment. Highly recommended if you're looking for a flash for you Fuji and can't wait for Fujifilm to come up with a new flash.
     
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  2. Haswell

    Haswell FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 20, 2016
    Paul
    Following the firmware releases for the X-pro2 and e-x1, the nissin i40 will not work in TTL.
     
  3. deckitout

    deckitout FujiXspot Regular

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    Aug 2, 2013
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    Phil
    Without the firmware update the Nissin i40 will not work at all on the XT2 except for giving out a small weak flash that will not light up anything, I found this out at my first XT2 wedding and had to revert to my manual Yonguo flashes.
     
  4. Haswell

    Haswell FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 20, 2016
    Paul
    The new firmware 2.01 re-establishes TTL with the i40. HSS is still not possible.
     
  5. kaito

    kaito FujiXspot Regular

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    May 12, 2014
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    Dave
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    My i40 arrived a few days ago. I'm very pleased with it, it's small but has enough weight to instil a feeling of confidence. With TTL, Auto and Manual modes, 180 degree rotate and 90 degree tilt head it has plenty to offer. The built-in reflector and diffuser are a bonus, as is the slave feature. So far I've only done test shots on the X-T1 but the results have been good.
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    I just bought the XF 60mm macro lens. I don't do a lot of flash work at all . . . I'm a complete neophyte when it comes to flash work. I've always relied on natural light. I see the i40 runs about $265 on Amazon. Other flashes run from $20 to around $400. For lightweight, portable use in taking occasional close-up pics in the forest, what is really needed? I assume the i40 would be a good choice, but is it overkill for someone who would only use a flash sporadically?