Nissin announced a new Flash for Micro 4/3rds cameras. Here is the full Press release:
Nissin have announced a new compact, though high powered, i60A TTL and HSS enabled speedlight, with 2.4GHz radio receiver built inside.
Although the i60A will be available in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Micro 4/3rds, and Fujifilm, mount versions for on-camera TTL use, all versions will cleverly include Canon, Nikon, and Sony, TTL radio slave modes for off camera use (with corresponding Air 1 Commander units).
Following the success of the very compact Nissin i40 speedlightes, the i60A follow the same format, though squeeze in extras including –
- A higher guide number – 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)
- 24 – 200MM Zoom
- Color LCD Display
- HV Battey Port
- Built-in 2.4GHz NAS Radio Receiver
All into a package that’s not much larger than the original i40, and should still appeal to many mirrorless and compact camera owners.
The i60A also improve upon the Di700A speedlight, providing a higher guide number (60m vs 54m), and 1/3rd stop Manual power level graduations instead of 1/2 stops. As well as 1/256th minimum power level.
- GN 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Flash Modes –TTL /M
- 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
- FEC – 0.3 EV Increments (±2 stops)
- Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd stop increments)
- 24 – 200mm Auto and Manual Flash Zoom
- NAS 2,4GHz Radio Receiver Built-in (Canon, Nikon, & Sony, Compatible)
- A/B/C Groups
- 8 Channels
- TTL Optic Wireless Slave Mode
- Basic Optic Save Mode S1, S2
- LED Light
- AF Assist Light
- Color LCD Panel
- Quick Select Dials
- 90 Degree Tilt, 360 Degree Swivel Head
- External HV Battery Port
- Quick Lock Foot
Although retaining the popular quick select style dials from the i40, the i60A now feature a compact full color LCD display.
Manual Power Levels are provided and displayed on 1/3rd stop increments, from 1/256 to 1/1.
TTL Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC) is also shown in 1/3rd stop graduations, from -2 to +2.
NISSIN AIR SYSTEM (NAS)
Used wirelessly off camera as a radio slave flash to the Nissin Air 1 Commander the i60A will provide –
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Rear Curtain Sync
- Remote Manual Power Control
- Remote Zoom Control
- 3 Groups A / B / C
And conveniently all versions of the Nissin i60A provide Canon, Nikon, and Sony, radio slave modes built-inside.
So for example a Canon mount Nissin Air 1 commander, mounted on a Canon Camera, could control a Nikon mount i60A speedlite off camera, providing full ETTL, HSS, SCS, etc.
And Di700A speedlites can also be mixed in with the i60A as radio slave flashes. Nissin also have a separate radio receiver units coming soon as well.
|Type||For Canon, Nikon, Sony, M 4/3, Fujifilm|
|Guide number||60m (ISO100 / 200 mm)|
|Focal length||24 – 200mm (16mm when using build-in wide panel)|
|Power supply||AA – four (sold separately)|
|LED Light||continuous emission – 3.5 hours (at full power)|
|Recycle Time||0.1 seconds to 5.5 seconds|
|Number of Flashes||220 to 1,500 times (when using internal battery)|
|Flash Duration||1/800 to 1/20,000|
|Color temperature||About 5,600K|
|Mode||[Full auto / TTL] i-TTL (for Nikon) / E-TTL II / E-TTL (for Canon)
ADI / P-TTL (for Sony), TTL (for M Four Thirds), TTL (for Fujifilm)
[Manual] 1/256 ~ 1/1, in 1/3 EV steps
|Wireless||2.4GHz Wireless TTL Slave: radio transmission (NAS specifications).
Optical Wireless TTL Slave (only corresponding to brand of camera systems) (*1)
Optical slave mode (*2) (SD / SF mode)
|Flash exposure comp.||-2 to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV|
|Bounce position||Tilt upward 90 ° · left 180 ° · right 180 °|
|Flash exposure control||FE / FV lock, rear curtain sync, high-speed sync (All mounts)
red-eye reduction mode, slow synchro mode corresponding (for Nikon mount only)
|AF-assist range||0.7 – 5m|
|Operation panel||LED Color panel, select dial|
|External ports||External power source socket|
|Radio specification||2.4GHz ISM band (Obtaining technical standards conformity certification)|
|Accessories||Soft case, stand with tripod screw hole|
|Size||About 98 (H) x 73 (W) x 112 (D) mm|
|Mass||About 300g (excluding batteries)|
(*1) Not correspond to the wireless optical TTL master. Can be set as A/B/C group
(*2) SD: Pre-flash, SF:Flash Signal by Air 1
PRICE AND AVAILABIITY
The Nissin i60A Speedlights will be available from May 2016, in Canon and Nikon mount versions. With a Sony, Micro 4/3rds, and Fujifilm versions to follow.
Prices have not yet been specified.