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Oct 25, 2010 20:29 |  #1

I'm loving my new Nissin Di866 flash.. I bought primarily to shoot off camera.. I also have a couple of Canon 430EX, one is the II version and a Nikon SB-28..

With the 430 EX Speedlites, triggered by the RF-602 (I have three), I can sync at 250th second.. With the Nissin I can only sync upto 200th without any shutter shadow, but on camera the Nissin can sync at 250th..

I have disregarded flash duration being the culprit as this occurs at all manual power settings..

This isn't a biggy for me as shooting in a studio situation at 200th second or under doesn't worry me, and if I shoot outdoors I can always switch to the 430EXs..

But the $64.000 question,, why???


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Oct 25, 2010 20:39 |  #2

I'm sure people will attribute it to the greater variance in build quality of 3rd party manufacturers.




  
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Oct 25, 2010 20:40 |  #3

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I'm sure people will attribute it to the greater variance in build quality of 3rd party manufacturers.

Not a very useful post:rolleyes:


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Oct 25, 2010 23:35 |  #4

Interesting. Are you plugging your trigger into the plug on the flash or connect it to the shoe of the Di866? I have read that this could make a difference in the synch speed. My Di866 is on the way and when I get it I will do this test.




  
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Interesting. Are you plugging your trigger into the plug on the flash or connect it to the shoe of the Di866? I have read that this could make a difference in the synch speed. My Di866 is on the way and when I get it I will do this test.

Connecting via the hotshoe..


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Oct 26, 2010 20:49 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #6

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Oct 26, 2010 20:55 |  #7

I have nothing to contribute to this thread... I hope you don't mind

but I have one question though, I am debating whether I should get the Di-866 or wait for the SB-700...

are you happy with the Di-866 using it on Cam? its TTL and features?


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monk3y wrote in post #11171496 (external link)
I have nothing to contribute to this thread... I hope you don't mind

but I have one question though, I am debating whether I should get the Di-866 or wait for the SB-700...

are you happy with the Di-866 using it on Cam? its TTL and features?

Very happy with the Di866 either off camera or on camera.. Heaps of grunt and really well built, although I would have liked to see a metal hotshoe plate.. The menu is dead easy to navigate..

I also bought an eight battery power pack off Amazon for $49,, the Canon CP-E4 type (580EX) has the same plug.. Recycle times with the pack are out of this world..


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Oct 26, 2010 21:14 |  #9

yogestee wrote in post #11171566 (external link)
Very happy with the Di866 either off camera or on camera.. Heaps of grunt and really well built, although I would have liked to see a metal hotshoe plate.. The menu is dead easy to navigate..

I also bought an eight battery power pack off Amazon for $49,, the Canon CP-E4 type (580EX) has the same plug.. Recycle times with the pack are out of this world..

I'm really considering it before the SB-700 was announced. now though, I am not really sure whether I should wait or not... reviews of the Di-866 are mixed, that's why I asked you instead :D

Thank you yogestee :D


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Oct 27, 2010 10:23 |  #10

Do all three triggers do that?

Weird.
I'd expect the delay to be trigger dependant. I'd not think the flash would add an additional delay.

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I also bought an eight battery power pack off Amazon for $49,, the Canon CP-E4 type (580EX) has the same plug.. Recycle times with the pack are out of this world..

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Oct 27, 2010 10:27 |  #11

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I'm really considering it before the SB-700 was announced. now though, I am not really sure whether I should wait or not... reviews of the Di-866 are mixed, that's why I asked you instead :D

Thank you yogestee :D

Looks like the Di-866 rotates only 90 degrees CCW? That's a drawback IMO.
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Oct 27, 2010 10:57 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #12

Rene,, it rotates 90deg anti clockwise,, 180deg clockwise..

Here is the link to the battery pack..

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