The Right Light

The Nissin Di866 digital flash is a snappy little accessory. It’s an affordable alternative to Nikon’s pricey speedlights, and can be used in combination with them, either as Master or Slave..

I use my D90‘s built-in flash to trigger a remote SB-900 and a Nissin Di866… one is my key light, the other a backlight.

The Di866 is nice and compact, and supports digital (pre-flash system) and analogue (film type camera’s flash and/or studio flash under both of Manual and Av. priority mode.  Multi-Flash: Repeating flash for multi-exposure image in one frame. The display automatically follows camera angle in different positions and its six icon interface is easy to read and set; menus include: Auto, TTL, Manual/Av, Multi, Wireless TTL (Master/Remote) and Custom Setting.

The power ratio can be set from 1/8 to 1/128.


The unit’s Sub-Flash feature  provides an extra small flash below the main flash.which serves as a fill-in light while bouncing the main flash. Cool, eh? And, of course, the Di866’s Flash head tilts up to 90° and rotates horizontally 90° to the right and 180°to the left.

Versatile, powerful, easy to use, and priced just right.

You can order one here.