Nissin is introducing the Nissin Di466 flashgun for Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds cameras, boasting a fast recycle time of approximately 4 seconds. The Nissin Di466 sports the company’s original ‘My TTL’ feature, which essentially allows the user to fine-tune the default TTL light output level. The flash has a zooming head covering the angles of view of Four Thirds lenses ranging from 12mm to 53mm (24-106mm equivalent). With a guide number of 33/109 (m/ft, ISO 100/21°) at full zoom, the Nissin Di466 is about as powerful as Olympus’ FL-36 system flash, but thanks to being powered by four batteries rather than two, the Nissin’s recycle times are much shorter (4.5 seconds with fresh alkalines, 3.8 seconds with Ni-MH rechargeables, assuming a full-power burst). It also has a tilting head, with detents at 0°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°, but no swivel capability. The price of the unit has not been revealed, but if other versions of this flash are anything to go by, it should retail for about £89/$129.
Nissin Press Release
Nissin Di466 (For Four Thirds system) is proudly announced at PMA 2010.
February 21, 2010 - The Nissin group is pleased to announce a new generation of Di466 model at PMA 2010. Nissin group and our products are always on the cutting edge of design, technology and innovation. This new Di466 is designed for Fourth Thirds system SLR cameras with a classic chic look and high performances. This is the best choice for fashion-conscious photographer.
Di466 (Four Thirds 4/3 System) - Key Features
Nissin original “MY TTL” Setting
The TTL flash power level is pre-set for reasonable exposure at factory. You can, however, reset the power at the desired exposure level, in +/- 1.5Ev. by 0.5Ev increments.
The pre-set value is memorized as your personal standard after switching the unit off.
The usual TTL flash level compensation works based on this customized level.
TTL Flash Level Compensation
The power of the flash can be controlled with TTL flash level compensation.
Whereas total exposure is controlled by the camera’s EV compensation function, the flash can compensate for the exposure on the main subject only, with little impact on the exposure of the background scene. The flash power level can be adjusted from -1.5EV through +1.5Ev. by 0.5 v. steps.
Dual Program Remote Flash (Slave mode)
Wireless remote flash system of Di466 works for both analogue (single flash) and digital (pre-flash) flash system with 6 steps power level available.
Battery Magazine Quick Loading System
2 sec. loading by Nissin original battery magazine
Power Zoom of 12-53mm
Manual power ratio of 6 levels
Fast recycling time of 4 sec.
Bounce lighting of 90 degree upward
AF assist light
Auto shut off energy saving system
Wide angle diffuser built in
Catch light panel built in
Compatible cameras : Micro Four Thirds M4/3 & Four Thirds 4/3 camera
Guide Number : 33 /109 at 53mm focal length (ISO 100m/ft)
Illumination angle : 12~53mm (9mm with diffuse panel) (Automatically set for the lens focal length)
Power source : 4 x LR6 or equivalent Mi-MH, lithium, oxyride batteries
Recycling time : 4.5 sec., by fresh alkaline batteries ;
3.8 sec., by Ni-MH batteries
Energy saving system : 2 minutes to stand-by mode, 30 minutes to shut down
Number of flashes : 200 - 1500 flashes by fresh alkaline batteries
Turning head : Flash head up to 0° ~ 90° with click-stops at 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°.
Flash exposure control : TTL ; Automatic exposure ; Manual exposure of 6 power level. Slave 1 for digital pre-flash system. Slave 2 for traditional single flash system.
Power level - same as variable power
Variable power : 6 levels : 1/1 ; 1/2 ; 1/4 ; 1/8 ; 1/16 ; 1/32 powers
Slave mode : Wireless Flash Slave function with 6 power level.
AF Assist light : Orange LED for distance of 0.7 to 6 meter.
Color temperature : 5,600K (same as daylight)
Flash duration : 1/800(Full power flash) sec. to 1/20,000(Controlled flash) sec.
Camera contact : Hotshoe only (not compatible with the traditional hotshoe system)
Dimensions : 67(W) x 105(D) x95(H) mm / 21(W) x 41(D) x 37(H) inches
Weight : 240g (without battery) / 8.4oz
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