The new Nissin Di866 MARK II flash is now in stock at B&H:
Here are some video previews:
Not much new about it though?
As a flash connoisseur, speaking to flash makers: look at Sony’s interface. That’s how it should be done, not working through screen menus.
There is a lot new about the flash. It is quite an upgrade over the last version. I work for a retailer and we have had them in stock for about a month and I have used them pretty extensively. The Mark II works a lot smoother. The head and the recharge are a lot quiter. The optical receiver is a lot more sensitive. The high-speed sync works, and the flash can fire more shots with out over heating.
Overall the flash communicates well and works glitch free. I personally think that it is a better option than the sb-900 which has a lot of problems with its thermal cut off being over active.
My Di866 FAILED a few months after purchase. Manage to get it fixed by the manufacturer but honestly why it failed. One day it just won’t work.
Not sure what the Mark II will do on reliability.
My Di866 FAILED a few months after purchase (purchased July 2010 … failed March 2011). Managed to get it fixed by the manufacturer under warranty but honestly not sure why it failed. One day it just won’t work.
I am just an amateur photographer.
Not sure what the Mark II will do on reliability, however.
That was about 6-7 seconds…
try watching your own video. It takes 9-10 seconds to recharge with a fresh set of batteries, what a piece of crap. Even the SB600 charges faster than that.
There is never a good reason to buy a shitty flash unless you plan on losing money for your business.