Nissin Sppedlite Di466
$130/£82/Wide-angle diffuser/Optical slave & AF assist.
The Nissin Speedlite Di466 is one of the lighter models and sports a strong clicking movement through the different vertical angles of the head. It does however lack the swivel movement of some of the other models.At the mid-price range of the flashguns here, and has a built-in reflector and diffuser. there’s no LCD though. All buttons are intuitive and you can switch between the various modes using a colour-coded lighting system – the button for this is situated top-left on the back of the flashgun. Manual mode is active when the light is red, slave option when green and TTL mode when the light is off, Flash power is selected via a plus and minus inscribed pad located to the bottom-left. There is an autofocus assist light, and the Di466 is only one of two models that comes with a hotshoe stand- a must for off-camera flash. There’s non-TTL wireless shooting using a camera’s pop-up flash as a master and the Di466 as a slave. It also comes with a handy protective sack. Despite the qualities this flashgun possesses, you may run into problems with some cameras like the Canon 60D as it simply isn’t compatible in manual mode, which is an issue with Speedlite Di466, so do check for compatibility before you part with your cash and buy this flashgun.(I went for the Sigma EF-610 DG ST in the end, but if the Nissin Speedlite had been compatible it would have been the one to get, hands down).