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Old Jan 3, 2011, 9:52 AM   #11
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The original DI622 only works as an optical slave, not a true wireless in the CLS system. The DI622 II fixes this but is limited to only one channel...

the Metz 48AF-1 is truly better in this regards (ie fully compatible CLS wireless) if you really want a smaller unit.
SB600/Di622/Di622II/Di866 can all work as a slave.

SB600/Di622II/Di866 can all work with CLS. (Di622II only channel A)

Di866 can be used as a master control for cameras that don't have it.

Di866 is the best value for the money spent. Add also a fill flash that goes from 1/8 to 1/1 power. All your needs minus high speed sync are met with the Di866.
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 11:50 AM   #12
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Di866 is the best value for the money spent. Add also a fill flash that goes from 1/8 to 1/1 power. All your needs minus high speed sync are met with the Di866.
Actually DI866 High Speed Sync works just fine in the normal mode

it's just the HSS in the wireless mode which seems to be the issue, and IMO is really never use in a real life situation...

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Actually DI866 High Speed Sync works just fine in the normal mode

it's just the HSS in the wireless mode which seems to be the issue, and IMO is really never use in a real life situation...
Yes you are correct, it does work fine in normal mode. I guess I wasn't specific enough to discern that from wireless mode.

I don't think you or anyone else here knows this but I really like the Nissin Di866 flash. Again, I was lucky to get them with the latest firmware and at $244 from B&H this past June '10.
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I don't think you or anyone else here knows this but I really like the Nissin Di866 flash. Again, I was lucky to get them with the latest firmware and at $244 from B&H this past June '10.
I like my two DI866s too although I paid more for them after they already became more popular...
-> The thing I like best about them is they are smaller than the comparable SB-900, especially with its case the SB-900 is quite inconvenient to carry around because it's so long and large to fit in the camera bag
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 7:54 PM   #15
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I have never used the othars but The SB600 does all i need and more
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 3:37 AM   #16
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I'm using the Di866 and a Sigma 500DG super

Both work well with CLS, but I think the sensor is a bit weaker than the Nikon flashes.

The Nissin is very good value for money and much easier to use than the Sigma or even the Nikon SB's !

One issue I have is the sub flash - it's too powerful in most situations and I never use it - I rely on the bounce card for fill
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 11:24 AM   #17
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FYI: Speedlights.net is currently doing a review of the Nissin Di866


http://speedlights.net/2011/03/10/ni...-flash-review/

I really like their thorough reviews.

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You guys will be surprised, but I was in Thailand for 6 weeks, and saw the Yongnuo flashes, I went on the internet to do some reading about them and also found them on speedlights.net So I bought 2 flashes, one with ttl, one more powerfull to use mostly off-camera in slave mode. I also bought the more "expensive" wireless trigger system. And everything works perfectly. This was my first flash(es) and you really learn much by experementing in manual mode, and also 2 flashes are great when doing portrait shots and etc.

So, I'm very satisfied with my buy. Probalby not as good as the dearer Nikons, but the stronger one is more powerfull then the SB-600. And the best thing, the 2 flashes, with omni bouncers, wireless trigger (works very good from far distances), all this coast me like 160dollars
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Istvan,

I've recently purchased 2 YN-560 flashes and I'm very happy with them. I use them in conjunction with my Nikon SB-600. I have the SB-600 on a wireless receiver (Phottix Strato) and I trigger the YN-560s optically.

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