Nissin Di466 Shoe Mount Digital Flash for Canon eTTL & eTTL2, Guide #106, with Zoom, Bounce & Power Ratio Features - Full 2 Year USA Warranty

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About Nissin Di466



Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (6),Consistent output (5),Lightweight (5),Versatile (5),Fast recycling (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (6),Fill flash (5),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Nissin Di466 Features

  • Latest Canon eTTL2 TTL Metering Technology
  • Auto Zoom Function - 24mm to 105mm
  • Bounce Head
    - Bounce, Up:
    45, 60, 75, 90°
  • Diffuser and Reflector
    - Wide angle diffuser and catch light reflector - Softens the light on the subject
  • Power Ratio - 6 steps, 1:1 to 1:32
  • Plug It In, Use It! - No functions are hidden by confusing menus.
  • Wireless Remote Flash - Built-in slave feature

Nissin Di466 Specifications

Guide Number
106 at 105mm zoom ISO 100
Power source
4-AA alkaline or NiMH
Recycle
Appx 6 Seconds with alkaline batteries, 3.8 Seconds with NiMH Batteries
Number of Flashes
Approx 200
Illumination angle
24mm- 105mm (autoset)
Energy Saving - Auto Off
Yes after 5 minutes idling
Sleep mode
Yes after 30 seconds idling
Exposure Verification
In camera's viewfinder

Nissin Di466 Reviews

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4

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Alternative to Canon 430ex II

I purchased the Di466 as a fourth flash to fire as a slave for wedding receptions, so I have 3 flashes on stands. What surprised me is that the Di466 will fire with the Canon 430EX acting as master. (The 430EX's on the other hand will only slave fire with a 580EX as master.) So if you want multiple flashes and don't want to spend another $450 for the 580EX II as a controller, grab a couple Di466's and a 430EX, or even the Di622. Also, I notice absolutely no difference in flash strength betwee...

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I purchased the Di466 as a fourth flash to fire as a slave for wedding receptions, so I have 3 flashes on stands. What surprised me is that the Di466 will fire with the Canon 430EX acting as master. (The 430EX's on the other hand will only slave fire with a 580EX as master.) So if you want multiple flashes and don't want to spend another $450 for the 580EX II as a controller, grab a couple Di466's and a 430EX, or even the Di622. Also, I notice absolutely no difference in flash strength between the Canon 430EX II and the Nissin Di466. A minor drawback is that the flash head has limited rotation. But that's not a problem when it's on a stand. The pull-out reflecting card is also a bit too small. Overall, a great flash for the price.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
4.0

Powerful Flash for 4/3 Olympus

By

from Miami  -  Photo Enthusiast

Provides plenty of light, Big difference from the small flah provided with the Flash, affordable only thing missing is being able to bounce in the vertical direction. Great addition to Olympus PEN.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nissin Di466 FT

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The flash is designed for 4/3rds format cameras. It has a guide number of 33 at 105mm (ISO 100). It has a power zoom from 12mm to 53mm. It takes 4AA batteries and alledgely recycles in 3.8 seconds. Using Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries it recycles instantly. The documentation is a small card with very small print. The 2 year warranty is administered by Minox USA. It did not work properly with my Olympus E510, but perfectly with the E-P3. As a alave it works with practically any camera that has a flash. The flash has automatic TTL, manual, and slave 1 or 2. The flash has a built-in diffuser and white reflector. Because of its fliminess do not use the white reflector without the diffuser. The bounce head only rotates upwards not side to side.

 
4.0

I'm pleased with the product.

By

from Boston, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

It's powerful for its size and easy to use. I use it for portraits,gathering and functions.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Alternative to Canon 430ex II

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Pro Photographer

I purchased the Di466 as a fourth flash to fire as a slave for wedding receptions, so I have 3 flashes on stands. What surprised me is that the Di466 will fire with the Canon 430EX acting as master. (The 430EX's on the other hand will only slave fire with a 580EX as master.) So if you want multiple flashes and don't want to spend another $450 for the 580EX II as a controller, grab a couple Di466's and a 430EX, or even the Di622. Also, I notice absolutely no difference in flash strength between the Canon 430EX II and the Nissin Di466. A minor drawback is that the flash head has limited rotation. But that's not a problem when it's on a stand. The pull-out reflecting card is also a bit too small. Overall, a great flash for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works with e-TTL, nice canon flash

By

from Gator Country, FL  -  Semi-Professional

Tested on Digital Rebel-XT, G7, G10. All worked fine w/ camera controlled flash exposure adjustments. Worked fine on Canon EOS-3 and EOS-1V Film Cameras. It even worked on Pentax K1000 in manual mode. No wireless e-TTL control. I got this for an add-on flash for a G-10 and it doesn't dissapoint. Smaller than regular flash, its a good size for the rangefinder-size G10. Generally, it works well and in e-TTL mode seems to recycle quickly. However @ Full-Flash in Manual mode recycle time starts to slow. Slave works, focus-assist and manual adjustments are good. One thing that is strange about this flash is when I hand-hold it tethered to a camera via e-TTL cord, the flash needs to be held in the upright vertical position to fire at designated flash exposure. If you hold flash upside down or less than 90º on its side, the flash becomes extremely weak - which is odd. However, generally, a good small inexpensive flash for canon cameras. I feel the construction will require some babying, but so far I like this flash. It's very versatile. Mr.Adai has pic on flickr -[@]

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An alternative to Canon

By

from Montebello CA  -  Semi-Professional

I was looking for a compact and vesatile auto flash for my Powershot SX10 Canon, this flash is the perfect companion to my SX10.

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John K  I recently took some photos of a small seashell using a macro lens. The photos came out very nice but I am concerned about my exposure settings. I accidentally forgot to reset the exposure compensation on my Nikon D90. It remained at -1.0 from another unrelated photo shoot on a different day. The exposure settings for the seashell which I shot in Aperture Priority were 1/80 shutter, F9, ISO 400 and the exposure compensation was set at -1.0 as I mentioned. I notice that the ISO 400 on the Overview Data in the Photo Information screen appeared in red (instead of the usual white against a black background). I am guessing this is because the ISO automatically increased (I think I originally had the ISO set for 200) because of this decrease in exposure compensation. Am I correct? I am amazed that the seashell photos came out so well. The quality is very good and without any noise. I would appreciate your advice. Would I have done better if I had remembered to reset the exposure compensation to 00? Or do you think the results most likely would be about the same. Many thanks. John Kane
WILLIAM Z  The minus 1 is not that significant. I would shoot allaxros in raw so that you can make adjustments to exposure.
Harold D  will this go on a cannon T1i cannon?
BERNARD W  I have a T3i and it will work on your T1i and any Canon with eTTL & eTTL2. You can find this out on the Nissin website.
John K  Can I use a brand name AA alkaline batteries in this unit?
BARRY S  I don't see why not. I occasionally use alkalines in flashes. However, I get better performance using high-quality AA NiMH batteries, such as the "Eneloop" brand from Sanyo. The Eneloops also hold their charge much longer than standard NiMH batteries.
John K  Thank you, Barry. I have an another question I was hoping you could answer for me. I recently took some photos of a small seashell using a macro lens. The photos came out very nice but I am concerned about my exposure settings. I accidentally forgot to reset the exposure compensation on my Nikon D90. It remained at -1.0 from another unrelated photo shoot on a different day. The exposure settings for the seashell which I shot in Aperture Priority were 1/80 shutter, F9, ISO 400 and the exposure compensation was set at -1.0 as I mentioned. I notice that the ISO 400 on the Overview Data in the Photo Information screen appeared in red (instead of the usual white against a black background). I am guessing this is because the ISO automatically increased (I think I originally had the ISO set for 200) because of this decrease in exposure compensation. Am I correct? I am amazed that the seashell photos came out so well. The quality is very good and without any noise. I would appreciate your advice. Would I have done better of I had remembered to reset the exposure compensation to 00? Or do you think the results most likely would be about the same. Thank you, Barry. John Kane
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