Great creative lighting system for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
As a long-time Nikon user, I am a big fan of their Creative Lighting System - it's so easy to use. The Nissan Di700A and Air 1 commander bring exactly the same functionality to the MFT user.
I have a Panasonic Lumix LX100 and Panasonic Lumix G7. I had the system up-and-running on my LX100 within a couple of minutes. The most difficult part was trying to figure out which way around to fit the Air 1's batteries (not included). There is a tiny sticker inside the battery compartment which indicates the polarity but I didn't notice it until I had figured that they are top-and-tailed rather than both positive poles alongside each other.
Pairing is dead simple: press and hold the Di700A's power and set buttons until they start to bleep, then repeat on the commander until you hear a confirmation bleep and the indicator light sets. The LX100 "sees" the commander as an on-camera strobe so automatically connects - no need to enter the menu system on the camera. Just set the mode - I started in TTL - and get firing. The camera even enters into high-speed-sync mode without user intervention; set your aperture to your preferred setting then whack the shutter speed as high as you like then click away - ambient light completely controlled. I turned day to night easily.
Recycle times seemed adequate. It's not news-photographer-doorstepping-mode fast but OK for casual user.
I am yet to try it on the G7 but expect it to work exactly the same way.
I'm looking forward to taking the LX100 on holiday, and expect to get some nice street portraits with this combo.
Great value for money (I got the kit for £198 all in).Read full review
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