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Old Feb 3, 2011, 6:54 PM   #21
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The 48 is no longer available in the US, it was replaced by the metz 50 af-1

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The Metz 48 is $50 cheaper than the Canon 430EXII. Both units are excellent.
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That is also not available in the US, that has been replaced by the di622 mkII, and the price is the same as the metz 50 AF-1 at 230 dollars

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If you want to save some money, the Nissin Di622 is a high performing flash and surely worth consideration. In the final analysis, it is up to you and how much you plan to use the flash.

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Old Feb 3, 2011, 9:35 PM   #23
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The original Nissin Di622 is easily available on E-Bay at very competitive prices.

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Old Feb 3, 2011, 9:44 PM   #24
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Yes they are available on ebay. But they are from HK. You might get hit with duty charges. Nothing wrong with some of those sellers, most are honest.
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I have been charged any duty charges, and I have purchased 4 different flash units in the last 90 days.

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That is why I said might. And since it is gray market, nissin might not honor the warranty. There are things that the OP might want to consider.

Some might have not problem with graymarket some might.

If the OP does go with a graymarket nissin. DigitalRev would be a good company to deal with.
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Nissin's warranty is world wide, therefore it is not a gray market item. And i agree DigitalRev is a good firm to deal with over the internet.

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That is good that nissin has an international warranty like oly. Makes buying form or in a foreign county allot safer on that front.

DigitalRev has a US number based in NYC, that you can use to ask questions and phone in a order also if you go to their webpage.
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