Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash for Canon Cameras

Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash for Canon Cameras

Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash for Canon Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 198' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (18mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Left 90° & Right 180°
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
  • Color Display & Multi Flash Mode
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5.5 Seconds
  • Slow, High-Speed,1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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TTL System: Canon

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Nissin Di866 Mark II overview

  • 1Description

The Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II compatible Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash, with a Guide Number of 198 (ISO 100 in feet at 105mm), provides photographers with the power needed to light up a wide variety of shooting situations. It provides an easy-to-read, two-way color display which helps ensure intuitive operations. The Mark II has been upgraded from the previous model, with a re-designed zoom head that's "whisper quiet", a metal foot for the mount, and a flash tube with increased heat tolerance. The fill-in subflash power ratio range has been increased, now offering a range from 1/1 to 1/128, and the range of the wireless sensor has been improved.

The Mark II also has auto-rotation so it stays upright even when turned for vertical framing. It features the "MY TTL" mode for adjustable default level, and a manual motor zoom of 24-105mm. It is designed with clip-on capabilities, built-in wide-angle diffuser and catch-light reflector for added versatility. It's powered by four (4) LR6 rechargeable batteries, (Lithium, NiMH or Oxyride--not included), and when it is operated with a Nissin Power Pack Pro 300 (not included), users have 300 full-power flashes. It boasts a recycling time of about 3.5 seconds.

The Di866 is a high-powered flash unit, great for serious photographers who will appreciate its features.

Wireless TTL
Adjustable TTL default level
Auto rotation view color display
High Speed Synchronization (HSS)
External auto-exposure sensor
Multi AF assist light
Eight F-stops, from F2 to F22 with compensation capability
Fill-in sub-flash
External auto-exposure sensor
Multiple focus points are supported
Sub-flash fill-in while the main flash turns for bounce lighting
High voltage power pack yields recycle time less than 1 sec
MY TTL level setting
Battery Magazine quick loading system
Built-in Wide Angle Diffuser
Built-in Catch-light Reflector
Quick battery loading with original battery magazine
Eight F-stops, from F2 to F22 with compensation capability
FP flash function synchronizes to all high shutter speed over 1/250sec
315V high voltage power series connector
Firmware update service via USB port
Comes with full Nissin USA warranty
UPC: 855747005005
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Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Soft Case
  • Flash Stand
  • Limited 2-Year USA Warranty
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    Nissin Di866 Mark II specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 196.85'; (60 m) ISO100 at 105 mm Position
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head 270°
    Coverage 18 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 5.5 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/300 - 1/30000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Skip Preflash
    Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
    Wireless Groups 3 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 2.9 x 4.3" / 13.5 x 7.4 x 10.9 cm
    Weight 13.4 oz / 380 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 3.7 x 3.2"

    Nissin Di866 Mark II reviews

    Di866 Mark II Flash for Canon Cameras is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from You do have to baby these flashes We got couple of these flashes for my wife who is a professional photographer. She tossed one in a bag for couple of shootings and the shoe mount broke after a month on the first flash. MINOX USA was able to swap out the shoes for cheap. (I think the total bill came out under $) and the second time she detached the flash and place it in a well padded bag and the flash she mount start to play afterward. We are sending the second flash unit for repair while using the first one as a back up. Oher than that we are pretty happy with the purchase. The light output is consistant, recycling time was good and the flash is powerful enough.
    Date published: 2013-06-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too many faults to mention! I was excited at first in buying the Di866 mkii. I thought that getting a flash with the same output for a Canon 580ex at half the price was a no brainer! The first Di 866 was making an awful electrical sound as if it was about to explode. I tookmitnback and after trying another three Nissin Di 866 mkii they ALL made the same sound. I finally found one that was ok. Took it home onlybtonfind the diffuser was intermittent. When you extended it sometimes it wouldn change to the 24mm setting, other times nothing happened. I finally tookmitnback tonthe store and bought the new Canon 600 RT. three times the price...but at least inknownitnwont let me down. You get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2012-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent....comparable to Canon I use this flash for wireless multi-flash setups, in conjunction with a Canon 580-II, usually on a Canon 5D-MkII. I am very pleased with both, although they differ slightly in their strongest points. (I strongly prefer either of them over the pair of Sigma flashes that I used previously. The Sigma wireless TTL was simply not up to par.). When used appropriately (i.e. line of sight) the wireless TTL functions quite well teamed with the Canon. Although I haven't extensively tested this hypothesis, they may work slightly better when the Nissin is used as the master, and the Canon as the slave flash. However, I would arrange them this way anyway for another reason: the LCD display on the Nissin is one of its strong points, clearly preferable to the Canon LCD in both appearance/legibility and menu organization. I also prefer the battery tray/compartment of the Nissin; quite handy when the batteries run dry halfway through the wedding reception... Complaints? None of any consequence. Another reviewer commented that the Nissin does not feel quite as sturdy as the Canon. I agree that the Canon has its typical built like a tank feel, but neither feels loose or flimsy, and both have shrugged off substantial abuse. I am aware of some chat-room reports that the Nissin may be vulnerable to damage from overheating when fired in rapid succession over a prolonged period. I've not had that problem, even when photographing rapid sequences of children and/or pets. I suspect that the photographers in question needed a second (or third) flash, fired at a lower setting, rather than overworking a single unit. Overall, I am very pleased with it, and have no trouble recommending it. Would I choose it over the Canon? I don't know that I could say that one is truly superior to the other. Ferrari versus Porsche... Fender versus Gibson... aside from the fanaticism of brand loyalty, most folks with be delighted either way.
    Date published: 2012-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flash!! I just picked up one of these bad boys and I have been very pleased so far. The menu is very easy to use and it's got a nice interface for controlling multiple flashes. The price was great and it offered more features than the 580EXII. The build quality is good, just slightly less quality plastic than the canon. Overall a no brainer.
    Date published: 2011-08-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uh-oh This flash worked fine for me until one day when I needed to do a lot of flash work. I played with the manual settings after some shooting and the flash froze up. Removed the batteries and was able to get the flash to reboot but now the flash would only work in bounce-sub mode. It is either a bug in the operating system or perhaps related to the many flashes stressing the electronics though I never got an overheat message, it never felt warm and it still worked in bounce mode, suggesting a system error. I reset to factory settings and the flash still did not work. The shoe mount on the Di866 is not nearly as firm and reliable for my Canon EOS as my Canon 430 EX. Lastly, this is not fully usable with all Canon camera - important if you plan to upgrade. Went back to my Canon 430 to finish the job and will upgrade to a stronger Canon flash. Would not make this purchase, in hindsight.
    Date published: 2012-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far...very good! The Di866Mk2 for Canon is a very good alternative to the extra bucks you put out for the comparable Canon. I am still learning as well as remembering to use the secondary flash located just under the main flash. Build quality is very solid, but none are built as solid as Canon Flash Guns. The LCD screen is broght and crisp. It is very easy to see and navigate to the desired setting and automatically rotates as you rotate the camera! Operation is well behaved audibly and metering seems to work as well as any Canon I have used. It also sports a very important element to any Professional flash gun, a metal cleat! This was after all, where my last Flash Gun broke and it was not repairable. It is important to note that better batteries produce significantly improved recycle times. Invest in the best re-chargables, it will be worth it when shooting long events.
    Date published: 2012-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Flash!!! This flash is EASY to use! As my first flash I wanted something that was powerful, that had nice features, a low price, and something I could grow into. This flash fit the bill nicely!!! I've been using it for a couple of days now and it is working spectacularly! It is so easy to use I gave it to my brother (who knows nothing about photography) and asked him to set it as a wireless master. Without any help he was able to do so! This is truly an amazing flash!
    Date published: 2011-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased Great flash for the price. I use it mostly in the manual mode and I'm quite pleased with the performance. I noticed that in TTL Images were underexposed by about 1.5 stops. However, I found this to be true with the Canon 580EXII and I made the adjustment to compensate, so not big issue for me. I prefer shooting manual...I know without a doubt what the results will be, but automatic and TTL are handy under certain situations. Great flash and you don't have to mortgage the house to own one. Make sure to have plenty of good batteries or a battery pack.
    Date published: 2013-06-04
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