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Di700 Air & Air Commander | Nissin Joins Radio TTL Speedlight Market

By Anthony Thurston on January 10th 2015

Canon’s RT system, Yongnuo‘s latest YN Series Speedlights, and many other speedlight systems are finally making the jump into wireless TTL control. Nissin is one of my favorite third-party flash manufacturers, and the latest info indicates they will also join the radio TTL market.


According to a new page on their website for an updated version of their Di700 speedlight, called the Di700 Air, the new flash will support Canon, Nikon and Sony TTL systems. This is in addition to its new built in 3 group, 4 channel wireless radio triggering system. Otherwise, the unit seems to be very much the same as the previous Di700, not that I am complaining – these are some pretty big feature additions.

In addition to the Di700, Nissin will be launching a commander unit for your camera called the Air Commander. This will work just like any other radio triggering hotshoe adapter, sitting on top of your camera and triggering your speedlights via 2.4GHZ radio waves – manually or via wireless TTL.

No news yet on when the new speedlight will be available or what the price of these units will be. What we do know though is that they will be available as individual speedlights, or in a kit with one commander and one speedlight bundled together.

For more information, you can check out the Nissin Di700 Air page over on Nissin’s website.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Rafael Steffen

    A comparison would be great to see if these flashes are worth investing on compared to the great Nikon SB series.

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  2. Duc Nguyen

    Once fuji or third party can produce a seamless flash system like canons 600ex-rt, I’m dumping Canon for Fuji X system.

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  3. Matthew Saville

    I’m still not fully informed about the specs of this thing, is it claiming to have built-in radio, or radio triggering via a mount-able adapter? And, does this allow HSS and TTL through the radio triggering as well? Lastly, can you control the flashes remotely via a commander unit?

    Thanks for clarifying, I’m having a hard time sifting through the press jargon…


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  4. Austin Swenson

    If this is going to be even half of a name brand setup, I think I would strongly consider getting one.

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  5. Albert Evangelista

    when will SLR Lounge do a shoot out of all the radio control speedlights. SO MANY to choose from now a days…. :)

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    • Anthony Thurston

      That is a great idea Albert. We will talk about several of them in our upcoming Lighting workshops (though I do not personally know how in depth). A full on comparison/review would be a great idea if it is not already in the plans!

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    • Steve VanSickle

      I would LOVE to see a comparison of some of the more popular third party flashes (Yongnuo, Nissin, Pixel, etc).

      Never the less, this Nissin update has got my interest, especially with a zoom head that goes to 200mm. I’ve seen most that stop at 105mm, but I love my hard, punchy light.

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