Image © Nissin

Image © Nissin

Nissin are a noticeable third party brand of portable flash in the UK.

at Focus On Imaging they announced the latest Di700, ahead of its April launch.

Here are the official details:

Nissin Di700 flash gun previewed at Focus on Imaging

Kenro, the official UK distributors of Nissin Flash Guns, gave Focus visitors a first-look at the Nissin Di700, a new second-generation advanced flash gun, ahead of its official UK launch in the coming months.

The new enhanced flash gun comes with a range of innovative functions all designed with the photographer’s needs in mind. The Di700 model has increased to 24-200mm from its predecessor and can achieve a maximum output of GN50 at 200mm. Compared with same-level flashes from other brands, the Nissin Di700 can create a variety of light changes, giving the photographer a wider range of option whilst shooting.

Nissin have also developed a new rotating lock release button feature for greater versatility. The model supports 180° horizontal rotation to the right and left, tilts up to 90° and expands 7° downwards, making it ideal for close-up photography.

What’s more, the Nissin Di700 is the only flash in its category equipped with an external power socket. Operating with the new Nissin Power Pack PS 8 can greatly shorten the recycling time and increase number of flashes, which is further reinforced by its impressive synchronization, supporting up to 1/8000 second shutter speed, perfect for incredible wildlife and action photography.

For maximum practicality, Nissin has also added sockets for PC sync and 3.5mm sync for studio lighting system connection.

Other features of the Nissin Di700:

Recycling time: 0.1 – 4 seconds
Flash duration: 200- 1500 flashes
Colour temperature: 5,600K
Exposure control: E-TTL II / E-TTL (for Canon), i-TTL (Nikon) and Sony ADI/P-TTL
Wireless Mode: Wireless TTL non TTL Slave (SD mode FS mode)
AF-assist beam effective range: 0.7-6m / 2.3-19.7 feet
Dimensions:  40 (H) x 75 (W) X 115 (D) mm/ 1.6 (H) x 3 (W) x 4.5 (D) inches
Weight: 350g (without battery pack)

Kenro managing director Paul Kench commented: “Nissin are renowned for creating innovative flash guns across the globe and their latest offering is an extremely exciting opportunity for photographers to experience these new and unique functions to further their photographic work. The Di700’s light, stylish design teamed with its easy-to-use features make it an ideal choice of flash and we are confident that it will be very popular.”

The new Nissin Di700 will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony digital SLR camera fittings and is scheduled to be launched April 2013. Pricing details will be available closer to its launch.

Customers can view new and existing products from the Nissin line on their website at

End. (08/03/13).