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 Post subject: Nissin Di622 Flash Gun
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Does anybody here use the Nissin Di622 Flash Gun on a Canon body? I'm looking for a flash and this looks very interesting, specification wise it seems to do all that I need a flash gun for.
  • horizontal swivel
  • built-in wireless remote flash slave
  • AF assist lamp

It's selling at various places for £99, which is less than half of what the Canon 430 EXII is going for. You can see why I'm tempted to buy it ;)

My question is:
1) Is there a significant advantage of the Canon 430 EXII that I'm missing?
2) Will the wireless slave mode work with my 40D? The onboard flash of my Sony A200 could control up to 2 external flash guns. Is this also the case on my 40D?[/list]

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I've been try my friend's Nissin Di622 Flashgun at school. From your question

1)From the body of Nissin Di622 itself does have 'Bounce card' while 430EXII Don't

2)I'm not sure about that never been try some.

As for me If I would prefer 430EXII than the Nissin Di622:-
  • Canon has better Communication between the body & the external flash. While the third party aren't better than Canon
  • Canon 430EXII have a better built quality & have screen. The Nissin Di622 have cheap construction button & lack of screen also lack of high end function compare to Canon


Thats only my suggestions just let anyone to give other opinion for you :wink:

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Could you clarify a few things for me? In what way does Canon communicate better? What are the high end functions that are lacking?

I'm sure the Canon would be better, given that it costs more than twice what the Nissin costs. Then again, I don't use an external flash much and so if those features are not something I would miss then I don't mind getting the cheaper Nissin!

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Can't really find any information on this flash gun on the internet. I'm in two minds as to whether I should take the risk...

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Unfortunately, the Canon body's have nothing built in to control flashes externally, you will have buy some Cactus's or the Canon ST-E2 transmitter (think thats the model number) to use your flash wirelessly! This is one major downside to buying a Canon, if you are into using flashes!

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Here are some cheap and well known wireless triggers (Cactus) which are a damn sight cheaper than the Canon version!

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.p ... t=0&page=1

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I found this flash at our biggest photo store. I will translate some specs for you:

- compatible ETTL(2), automatic exposure; works as slave, power can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/32 in 6 steps.
- angles: 45, 60, 75, 90 vertical, 90-150° left/write.
- guide number: 40m - ISO 100
- distance covering: 24-105mm, ultra-wide difuser included
- 4 bateries or AA / R6 type
- dedicated light accesory can be used for light difusing for the Canon 580Ex 580ExII model flashes.

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podgeorge wrote:
Here are some cheap and well known wireless triggers (Cactus) which are a damn sight cheaper than the Canon version!

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.p ... t=0&page=1


Looks interesting, but it doesn't appear to work with the Nissin.

As I'm thinking about this, the old saying keeps coming back to me: "The poor man pays twice." I'm hoping to avoid that here, and if buying a Speedlite 430 EXII saves me the hassle, I might as well pony up the £££.

edit: After looking around for reviews of the Cactus v4, it appears that it is actually 2 separate units. The transmitter goes onto your camera's flash hotshoe and the receiver connects itself to the flash. As such, I don't see why it wouldn't work with the Nissin!

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hi pgtips,

i've been using my 450D and recently bought Nissin Di622 flash...quite superb for a 3rd party unit...the flash is triggered by the built in flash on my camera and is connected via IR...the flash gun comes with built in flash bounce card..although its made of plastic,it's weight is balanced back due to its huge size...the flash is powered by 4xAA batteries,no screen but it is simple to use..just plug and play...the hot shoe is made of plastic..so be sure to take extra carefull when unplugging...anyway...i'm satisfied with its performance plus its in my budget also..very affordable...thanks...hope this helps....

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buy a 580exII.

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my flash is more expensive than my camera body. ahh.

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sorry i don't know the flash, but isn't Nissin a food company?

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Enche Zein wrote:
sorry i don't know the flash, but isn't Nissin a food company?



yeahh...if u google bout nissin, you'll find links to camera acc./food distributors and bike's brake calipers... :P

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quanger wrote:
buy a 580exII.

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my flash is more expensive than my camera body. ahh.


Great tools make great pictures!!! :P

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I have the Di622. Bought it a few weeks ago.

It's a decent flash, feels rather plastic and it doesn't work with the Cactus v4. I do like the built-in flash bounce card though, and it was a very cheap flash so I can't complain about it there. I'm still contemplating buying a Speedlite 430 EXII

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pgtips wrote:
I have the Di622. Bought it a few weeks ago.

It's a decent flash, feels rather plastic and it doesn't work with the Cactus v4. I do like the built-in flash bounce card though, and it was a very cheap flash so I can't complain about it there. I'm still contemplating buying a Speedlite 430 EXII


maybe can consider 580ExII...but then show off some photos u take using the Nissin..love to see it.. :D

p/s : check out my blog (link below) to see some photos been shot using the slave mode..

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