The Nissin Di700A and Commander Air1 Flash Kit is currently available for Canon and Nikon fits. A Sony-compatible version is due out in June. The Nissin Commander Air1 is designed to control three groups of Nissin Di700A flash (to a maximum of 21 Nissin Air System flashguns). The Di700A and Commander Air1 Kit costs £239.94. The Di700A flashgun is available separately, priced £209.94, and the Commander Air1 costs £59.94. The kit is distributed by Kenro Ltd. Call 01793 615836 for details or visit www.kenro.co.uk.
The new Nissin Di700A with Commander Air1 Flash Kit is now available for purchase in the UK in both Canon and Nikon fittings, Kenro Ltd has announced. The Sony fit is expected to be available in June.
The flash kit is a 2.4GHz radio transmission wireless flash system that links up to 21 Nissin Air System (NAS) flash guns.
And, it’s already making headlines – with TIPA recently awarding it ‘Best Portable Lighting System 2015’. TIPA editors take into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, as well as price/ performance ratio.
It’s the third year in a row that the company has won this prestigious award, following previous honours for the Nissin i40 and MG8000 Extreme flashguns. Using radio transmission, the range of the new Nissin Air System is up to 30m.
For flexibility, transmission channels and IDs can be set to prevent misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same channel. The Nissin Commander Air1 can control 3 groups of Nissin Di700A flash (with a maximum of 21 NAS guns), making it an ideal controller for photographers who wish to simultaneously fire multiple guns at various distances and without the need for cables.
The Commander Air1 is also available to purchase separately.
Nissin Commander Air1 Functions/Spec
Select Dial with a simple user of interface
Supports TTL compensation +/- 2EV
8 steps of Manual output
Manual zoom coverage 24 – 200mm
High-speed synchronization: 1/8,000 sec
1st and 2nd curtain synchronization
AF assist light
Capacity approx 3,000 flashes
Flash Interval: up to 10 times per second
Function Mode: TTL, Manual and Manual Zoom
Flash Exposure Control: 1st Curtain synchronization, 2nd Curtain synchronization, High-speed synchronization, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync. (Nikon only), FE / FV Lock (set on camera)
Uses 2x AAA batteries
Weight: 55g (without batteries)
Nissin Di700A Functions/Spec
Stylish design and simple operation
A wide range of zoom angles from 24-200mm
Guide No: 48 at 105mm zoom head position (at ISO 100 in metres)
Rotating lock release button
Recycle time 0.1 – 4 secs
Number of flashes approx 200 – 1500
High-speed synchronization up to 1/8,000 seconds shutter speed
Wireless TTL slave for A/B/C groups
Standard & 3.5mm PC sync terminal
Quick-loading battery magazine – BM-02
Compatible with Power Pack
Colour Temperature: 5,600K
AF-assist beam effective range: 0.7 – 6m/ 2.3 – 19.7 feet
Accessories included: Soft case, flash stand (with screw)
Uses 4x AA batteries
Weight: 380g (without batteries)
Says Paul Kench, Kenro’s managing director: ‘The Di700A flashgun and Air1 Commander are very easy to pair and intuitive to use. As the system is also priced within the reach of enthusiasts, we are expecting a high demand for these units.’
Immediate availability for Canon or Nikon fit. SRPs are:
Di700A + Commander Air1 Kit: £239.94 including VAT
Di700A Flashgun: £209.94 including VAT
Commander Air1: £59.94 including VAT
Kenro Ltd is the sole UK distributor of Nissin Flash guns and accessories. For details of your nearest stockist please visit www.kenro.co.uk. Alternatively, call Kenro’s head office on 01793 615836 for further information.