Fujifilm Nissin Air 1 Commander and Flash Review

I’m still flash shopping for my Fujifilm cameras and while I am really attracted to the idea of getting a Fujifilm Nissin Air 1 Commander with Di700A and i60A, it’s highly likely the new Fujifilm EX-F500 flash will fully support the GFX first. I recently contacted Nissin about HSS support and they do intend to add it with the Air 1 Commander, but once again you will have to ship your equipment to them for a firmware update. I’m currently leaning towards purchasing an EX-F500 for the time being and then adding the Nissin kit later when all of my cameras are fully supported including the GFX. Hopefully this will all happen shortly after launch.

Nissin Air 1 Commander +Di700A kit B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Nissin Air 1 Commander B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Nissin i60A B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Nissin Di700A B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Nissin i40 B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 Camera Body B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama


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  • dclivejazz

    Thanks for this information. I too am in the market for a flash system for my Fuji gear. I’m leaning toward to going ahead with a Nissin set up. If I get a GFX, it will not be right away.

    • If you want the option for HSS/TTL Nissin is probably going to be the first to do it right with radio etc… I ended up ordering the EFX500 because I want something that will work with the GFX asap and I think that will be the flash. I’m still going to keep following the topic though. You can never have too many flashes 🙂

      • dclivejazz

        FYI, the video reviews you posted happened to mention the current crop of Nissin offerings don’t handle HSS. It gives me some pause, but I haven’t really used that so far. (I also believe I do have that capability with my Nikon gear should I need it).

        • They will require a firmware update that you can’t do yourself… these flashes have been updated 2-3 times since release.

          “but once again you will have to ship your equipment to them for a firmware update”