I first wrote about the Nissin Di700A Flash Kit with Air 1 Commander for Sony Multi Interface Shoe ($299) when it was announced in April – and it’s FINALLY HERE!
Nissin Di700A Flash Kit with Air 1 Commander for Sony Multi Interface Shoe (Order Here) bundles the Nissin Air System-capable Di700A Flash with its 177′ guide number at ISO 100 and 200mm with the Air 1 Commander, users will easily be able to transition from on- to off-camera lighting and maintain full control of their lights along with Sony ADI / P-TTL capabilities. The Nissin Air System utilizes 2.4 GHz radio transmission with a 98′ range to grant reliable wireless triggering without need for line-of-sight. Also, the Commander can control the power and zoom settings for flashes in 8 channels and 3 groups as well as transmit exposure compensation settings from -2 to +2 EV.
The flash itself has impressive specs with a zoom range of 24-200mm, which can be expanded to 16mm with the built-in diffusion panel, and a bounce head with tilt from -7 to 90Â° and rotation left & right 180Â°. Also, it runs on 4 AA batteries and has a recycle time of 0.1 to 4 seconds
High-speed sync is supported with a maximum sync speed of 1/8000 second along with compatibility for slow, 1st & 2nd curtain sync modes. The zoom setting of the flash can also be manually adjusted from 24-200mm along with the power from 1/1 to 1/128. The Air 1 features a color LED control panel to view settings and make adjustments as well as an AF assist beam for focusing in low light conditions.