Nikon partners with Nissin, Profoto for future collaboration on speedlights, studio lighting gear
I got a Nissin speedlight probably 12 years ago to complement my Nikon SB800. I needed something for off-camera work with my D3 (no built-in flash to use as a commander). The Nissin was cheaper and the new SB900 had reported overheating issues. The Nissin was advertised as being compatible with the Nikon CLS and it was -- almost.
There were many differences but the most important one was that using the SB800 as a commander and the Nissin as a slave did not work reliably. Many missed shots. Using the Nissin as a commander and the SB800 as a slave worked perfectly.
One other difference was that using continuous high speed shooting I could get 10 shots from a single charge of the SB800, but only 3-4 from the Nissin.
For ordinary use as a single flash the Nissin worked just fine. It had a second flash on it that could be used for direct illumination of the subject when using the main flash as bounce. The only problem I had with that was that I couldn't get the power down enough so that it would create catchlights but not cast shadows.
Eventually I got a SB910 which was fully compatible.
I emphasize that this was more than a decade ago. The news release specifies FUTURE work so I would expect there have been technological advances and technology sharing will address some of the differences I noted.
The flash pictured on that website- reminds me of my Honeywell "potato-masher- flash from the 70's.
Loc: Las Vegas, NV.
Nikon has to find a new niche now that Sony has stolen so much market share. Read the Gannet story above!
I got a Nissin speedlight probably 12 years ago to... (
12 years ago?
Why bother bringing it up now.
If they are working together I would imagine Nikon is sharing all required protocalls for a very successful product.
Congratulations to Nikon
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