The Nissin Di600 is a successor to the well-established Nissin Di622 Mark II flash gun. The new model has a similar feature set to its predecessor, but at a better price point. Powered by four AA batteries, the flash has a zooming tilt-swivel head, and the guide number is 44 in metres (at ISO100/21°) at the 105mm setting. A 16mm wide-angle diffuser is built in together with a fill-in reflector.
The Nissin Di600 is a high powered flash unit (using four AA batteries) and boasts a recycling time of just 5 seconds. The Slave facility synchronises to pre-flash systems, traditional single flash and to wireless remote flash systems, so it's very versatile.
Focal Length and auto zoom range is from 24 to 105mm, with an output of GN44 (m) ISO 100 at 105mm. It features a bounce/swivel head design that swivels 90 degrees to the left, 180 degrees right and 90 degrees up, for bouncing the light off the ceiling. A 16mm wide-angle diffuser is built in together with a fill-in reflector.
The flash beam covers the frame from 14mm (with a wide angle diffuser built-in) to 70mm of the digital lens.
(*) For a longer lens, the flash head reflector position stays at 70mm.
It turns 90 degrees upward and 270 degrees horizontally for bounce lighting.
The flash head also stores a small reflection panel for fill-in shots.
(**) The focal length for the traditional SLR camera is to be multiplied b a factor of 1.5.
Di600 is compatible with Canon's E-TTL, E-TTLII system, Nikon's i-TTL and Sony ADI/ P-TTL system. Those new digital TTL flash systems control the flash light with greater precision and stability.
WIRELESS REMOTE FLASH
Di600 has a wireless remote flash system as a slave unit.â€¨You can enjoy creative flash photography with multiple lightings from the various directions. There are 3 slave modes provided.
Slave Digital (SD): Di600 synchronizes to the pre-flash system. The master flash is to be set at TTL (E-TTL for Canon, i-TTL for Nikon and ADI/ P-TTL for Sony) mode.
Slave Film (SF): Di600 synchronizes to the traditional single flash system. The master flash is to be set at manual mode. Studio lighting system synchronizes to this mode. This mode is also available for open flash, and for a standard flash in the market.
Wireless TTL: Di600 synchronizes to the wireless remote flash system. The master flash is to be set at Channel 1 group A in wireless remote mode.
TTL FLASH LEVEL COMPENSATION
The power of the flash can be controlled with TTL flash level compensation.â€¨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.â€¨The flash power level can be adjusted from -1.5EV through +1.5EV by 0.5EV steps.
NISSIN ORIGINAL "MY TTL" SETTING
The TTL flash power level is pre-set for exposure at factory. You can, however, resetâ€¨at the desired exposure level, in +/- 0.75 Ev. by 0.25 Ev increments.â€¨The pre-set value is memorized as your personal standard after switching the unitâ€¨The usual TTL flash level compensation works based on this customized level.
Di600 can be used without hotshoe cameras. Some cameras provide a flash synchronization contact at sync socket instead of hotshoe. For this type of cameras, Di600 has standard & 3.5mm PC sync socket for flash synchronization.
G.No.44(ISO 100) is obtained at the reflector position for 105mm focal length lens, and 45 at 35mm.
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted for the lens focal length. A high quality stepping motor sharply traces the lens movement with the same speed as that of the camera manufacturer's original flash model.
When selecting manual power operation, choose from one of the six variable powers for the best lighting effect.â€¨The power level is provided from full power (G.No.44) down to 1/32nd power in 1.0Ev increments.
AF ASSIST BEAM
In darkness or dim light conditions, the Di600 beams a red light to create a sharp contrast to enable the camera's focus sensor to focus easily on the subject.
ENERGY SAVING SYSTEM
The Di600 has a dual energy saving system.â€¨It automatically enters sleep mode when it's not in use for 5 min., and is reset with a touch of the shutter button or any button of the flash.â€¨If the unit is not in use for 60 minutes, it will automatically power off.â€¨With the flash unit set for slave mode, sleep mode is cancelled and the unit will not automatically turn off until 60 minutes have elapsed.
REAR CURTAIN SYNCHRO
Nikon and some Canon camera's set the flash for rear curtain synch. photography.â€¨The Di600 follows the command signal of theses cameras.
FE / FV Lock
The Di600 is compatible with either the FE lock (Canon) or FV lock (Nikon) system.â€¨ Refer to the camera owner's manual for details.
RED EYE REDUCTION
Available with Nikon cameras only. A small flash beam is automatically produced for short distance portrait shots to prevent the red-eye phenomenon.
FIRMWARE UPDATETired of your flash no longer working whenever a new camera comes onto the market? A firmware upgrade service is available for the Di600, which provides a service terminal to upload the latest software. A charge for the firmware update service will apply, varying depending on the area. Please check at your local dealer for details about the update service.
|Guide No.||145' (44.2 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position|
|Vari-Power||Manual: 1/1 - 1/32|
|Bounce Head||Yes, +90° to 0°|
|Swivel Head||Yes, 270°|
|Coverage||24 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)|
|Zoom Head||Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm|
|Off Camera Terminal||Household, PC|
|Recycle Time||Approximately 5 seconds|
|Flash Duration||1/800 - 1/20000 sec|
|Compensation||-1.5 EV to +1.5 EV (in .5 EV steps)|
|Wireless Communication Channels||1 Channels|
|Wireless Groups||1 Groups|
|Power Source||4x AA Batteries|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.9 x 5.3 x 4.1" / 74.0 x 134.0 x 103.0 mm|
|Weight||11.11 oz / 315 g|