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The Nissin i40 for Fuji-X is ready, shipping starts next week (probably in Japan)… download the owners manual now!

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It seems that the waiting is almost over for the Nissin i40 flash. The company just added the Fujifilm version to their compatibility chart here. Also, Fuji-X users can download and read the manual here (select the German or Chinese manual here).

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The anonymous souce, who passed me the link (thanks) also said that the Nissin i40 will start shipping as soon as next week. However, the source didn’t specify in which country. I don’t think it will be already shipping to USA and Europe next week.

Also the site Dicahub (translation) got information about the Nissin i40, see the screenshot from Dicahab down below. They say that it should be released in Japan by the end of November. Black dot: confirmed to be compatibility. Gray dot: to be confirmed.

image courtesy: Dicahub

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i40 for Fujifilm (black text) scheduled to be released at the end of November. (red text) Nissin i40 for Fujifilm is scheduled to be released. (white text)

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For now, BHphoto is still marking the Nissin i40 as available at the end of December

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Nissin i40 release pushed back to the end of December (source BHphoto)

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It was expected for September, its release had been pushed back to mid November, and the latest info we have vom BHphoto, is that the Nissin i40 flash is expected to be available on December 29. The same flash is ready and available on the market for other brands, but not for Fujifilm. I’ve shared rumors in the past, that Nissin is waiting for the proper Fujifilm firmware update to release the flash.

At the German store WexDE the Nissin i40 is said to be ready for shipping “in 1 to 10 weeks“, which basically means “we have no idea when it will be available“.

POSTPONED: Nissin i40 flash for Fuji-X delayed to “undetermined release date” + PRE-ORDER at B&H

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the Nissin i40 is listed as ready to ship in 7-14 days at BHphoto… too optimistic?

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The Nissin i40 flash for Fuji-X was rumored to come in September. But now Nissin released an official note, where they say that the Fuji-X version of the flash, originally planed to be launched in September, is now delayed to undetermined release date (from the google translated dc-watch article) .” Read Nissin’s official note here (translation) or also at dc.watch here (translation).

So the rumor, shared back on July 4th, was correct at the time of sharing, but there was a last minute delay.

The Nissin i40 is a new great super compact powerful and flexible flash with ergonomics of the Fujifilm EF-X20. It recently won the TIPA Award 2014 for the“Best Portable Lighting System”.

“The small (3.35 x 2.4 x 3.35 inches) and lightweight (203g, without battery and soft box) Nissin i40 is available in models dedicated (TTL) to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four thirds and Fujifilm models, and can cover a lens angle of view from 24-105mm, with additional coverage to 16mm with the supplied diffuser. The Guide Number is 40 at the 105mm setting (meters/ISO 100) and 27 at 35mm. An innovative LED illuminator sits where smaller fill flash modules were in the past, and the light can be used for both still and video recording with 9 steps of output. The i40 offers rear, front curtain and high-speed sync, wireless slave and can be swivelled up to 180 degrees right and left and 90 degrees vertical.”

Nissin i40 flash for Fuji X coming already in July in Germany and UK?

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Maybe stores are a little bit too optimistic about the shipping of the small and powerful Nissin i40 flash for Fujifilm. But fact is that wexphotographic has marked the TIPA awarded flash available in July/August. The German branch wexcameras instead just says “July”.

As you may remember, I’ve told you it will come in September. In fact, Nissin gave the following answer to a FR-reader, who asked them when the flash will be available for Fuji-X cameras:

Nissin i40 for Fujifilm system will be available around the early of September. Due to the order and shipment status, the actual available date will be various between countries. You may consider to contact to our local distributor around September, to check for the detail and which authorized dealer will have the 1st lot of stock..”

Is Nissin too careful with the release date (September), or are stores too optimistic (July)? I don’t know, so I’ll follow Aristotle’s theory of the golden mean and expect it to come in August.

More options, like the Nissin i40, are definitely good. But Fuji, on the flash-front, X-shooters need more than the Nissin i40 to achieve eudaimonia.

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Coming Early September: Nissin i40 Flash for Fujifilm X-series (TIPA awarded as Best Portable Lighting System)

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Hi all,

as you may remember, a forum member at dpreview said that the small and powerful Nissin i40 for Fujifilm X cameras will be available in October. Well, according to a FR-source, it will happen earlier.

The actual availability date will be various between countries, but the first lot of flashes will be in stock at authorized dealers around early September

The Nissin i40 is a new great super compact powerful and flexible flash with ergonomics of the Fujifilm EF-X20. It recently won the TIPA Award 2014 for the“Best Portable Lighting System”.

“The small (3.35 x 2.4 x 3.35 inches) and lightweight (203g, without battery and soft box) Nissin i40 is available in models dedicated (TTL) to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four thirds and Fujifilm models, and can cover a lens angle of view from 24-105mm, with additional coverage to 16mm with the supplied diffuser. The Guide Number is 40 at the 105mm setting (meters/ISO 100) and 27 at 35mm. An innovative LED illuminator sits where smaller fill flash modules were in the past, and the light can be used for both still and video recording with 9 steps of output. The i40 offers rear, front curtain and high-speed sync, wireless slave and can be swivelled up to 180 degrees right and left and 90 degrees vertical.”

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TIPA awarded Nissin i40 Flash coming soon for Fujifilm X-series!

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Nissindigital announced here that the i40 Flash will soon be available also for the Fujifilm X-series…. well, maybe not really that soon, as some X-shooters over at dpreview said it will come in October.

The Nissin i40 flash (specs&price) is a new great super compact powerful and flexible flash with ergonomics of the Fujifilm EF-X20. It just won the TIPA Award 2014 for the“Best Portable Lighting System”.

“The small (3.35 x 2.4 x 3.35 inches) and lightweight (203g, without battery and soft box) Nissin i40 is available in models dedicated (TTL) to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four thirds and Fujifilm models, and can cover a lens angle of view from 24-105mm, with additional coverage to 16mm with the supplied diffuser. The Guide Number is 40 at the 105mm setting (meters/ISO 100) and 27 at 35mm. An innovative LED illuminator sits where smaller fill flash modules were in the past, and the light can be used for both still and video recording with 9 steps of output. The i40 offers rear, front curtain and high-speed sync, wireless slave and can be swivelled up to 180 degrees right and left and 90 degrees vertical.”

Thanks again to FR-reader DIS (maker of the ultimate Kaizen firmware post here), for passing me this news.

Elinchrom Support for FUJIFILM Coming in September 2018

Elinchrom for Fujifilm

Back in March 2017, Elinchrom promised here: “We Will Support Fujifilm as Next

Since then, not much happened.

There was this Rotolight announcement, which said that Elinchrom support for Fujifilm will come in 2018. And we reported about how Elinchrome said via private Twitter message to a FR-reader, that they will support Fujifilm this summer.

But finally we have an official statement by Elinchrom here:

Fujifilm, the wait is over: Users of the long-awaited Transmitter for Fujifilm will soon be rewarded for their wait. The Transmitter PRO for Fujifilm will be available in September.

I tell you what… I believe it only when I see it!

Godox, Profoto, Nissin, Broncolor, Metz, Cactus, Priolite, Jinbei/Orlit, Conomark and more companies have already added Fujifilm support.

Elinchrom Skyport Plus HS: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

FULL PRESS RELEASE

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