Di700A_BR_LL 2Nissin importers have introduced the Di700A, a TTL or manual output hotshoe fitting flash unit.

Alongside, the Commander Air1 offers radio remote control doe up to 30m.

This is increasingly an area of flash development, and when used properly it certainly adds to the advantages of those using flash.

Available next month for Canon and Nikon dedication, with Sony to follow in May.

Here we go with the official details:

Nissin Di700A with Commander Air1 announced

Kenro Ltd, the UK distributor of Nissin Flash guns and accessories, has announced a new version of the popular Nissin Di700.

The new Nissin Di700A with Commander Air1 is a 2.4GHz radio transmission wireless flash system that links up to 21 Nissin Air System Flash guns.

Radio transmission is more flexible than optical systems as it doesn’t rely on line of sight and is less susceptible to angle and obstacle limitation, plus coverage of the new Nissin Air System is up to 30m.

Transmission Channels and radio transmission IDs can be set to prevent misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same channel.

The Nissin Commander Air1 can control 3 groups of new Nissin Di700A flash (maximum 21 guns).

Air1_LNissin Commander Air1 Functions:
Select Dial with a simple user of interface
Support TTL compensation +/- 2EV?
8 steps of Manual output
Manual zoom coverage 24 – 200mm
High-speed synchronization?1/8000 sec
1st and 2nd curtain synchronization
AF assist light
8 Channels
Capacity approx. 3,000 flashes
Uses 3 x AAA batteries

Nissin Di700A Functions:
Stylish design and simple operation?
A wide range of zoom angles from 24-200mm?
Guide No: GN48 at 105mm zoom head position (at ISO 100 in metres)
Rotating lock release button?
Recycle time 0.1 – 4 secs
Number of flashes approx. 200 – 1500
High-speed synchronization up to 1/8,000 seconds shutter speed
Wireless TTL slave for A/B/C groups?
Standard & 3.5mm PC sync terminal?
Quick-loading battery magazine – BM-02?
Compatible with Power Pack
Uses 4 x AA batteries

The Di700A and Air1 are available in Canon & Nikon fits in March, with Sony Fit due in May.

Says Paul Kench, Kenro’s managing director: “The Nissin brand has really come of age with the introduction of high quality flash guns that compete head on with leading camera manufacturers’ dedicated units. Not only are Nissin flash guns very high spec but offer excellent value for money.”

“The new Nissin Air System comes hot on the heels of the award-winning Nissin i40 flash launched last year, and we are expecting just as much interest from photographers in this new wireless flash system.”

“While the Di700A gun has its own built-in receiver, Nissin is also planning to launch a radio receiver for non-NAS flash guns that will simply fix to the flash’s hot shoe. Watch this space!”

SRPs are:
Di700A Flashgun: £209.94 including VAT
Commander Air1: £59.94 including VAT
Di700A + Commander Air1 Kit: £239.94 including VAT

End. (27/02/15).