My Di866 has arrived
I ordered early Sunday morning and arrived on my desk at work 4.00pm Tuesday afternoon.. It was ordered off ebay out of Hong Kong and delivered via DHL.. Great bloody service..
I bought this flash specifically for off camera flash photography using RF-602 trigger/receivers..The Nissan Di866 works great with the RF-602s .. At the moment it won't sync at 250th second as my 430EXs do, but 200th it's good.. This could be due to the Eneloops in my receivers haven't been charged since the last shoot.. I need to do some more testing once I charge the Eneloops..
At first I didn't think it had any more power than my 430EXII or 430EX flashes but after more use I'm getting a stop or so more power than the 430EXs..
Recycle times are a little slowish on manual full power but it's recycling faster after more use, about 3 seconds.. At 1/2 power it's pretty quick,, about 1 second recycle..
I haven't tested the wireless features as yet, as I doubt I'll get much use out of this set up, but it's there if ever I need it..
Build and finish is beautiful, as good as my 430EXs and my Nikon SB-28.. Nice clear menu, easy to navigate.. The menu LCD screen information rotates as the flash is rotated,, nice touch..
The only minor quibble is the battery magazine.. I like the way it slides full out but the Eneloops are a bit snug and fiddly to remove/install.. BTW,, spare magazines can be bought separately..
I think I'm going to enjoy this flash..