Hey Everyone ! I've got a new product review that I want to share with you. As you may know I have fell in love with the Sony Alfa series of camera's for doing the majority of my personal photography. Most of this stuff is outdoors but I wanted a flash that would do TTL. I am a big believer in the Yongnuo brand of inexpensive flashes for my Nikon camera and have several and can use them in manual mode with my Sony A6300 which is fine but I wanted at least one flash that I could use TTL with and hopefully one that would easily travel. So I started my search for a small flash that could do TTL.
I stared with Google and of course my beloved Youtube. The flash that kept coming up was the Nissin i40. Made in Japan. It does TTL and high speed sync with a guide number of 40. So I looked it up on Amazon and it was 260.00 which was out of my price range. Then I saw the Neewer N40S made in China. Its pretty much a copy of the Nissin i40 and the price is right at 75 bucks so I had to try it.
My first impressions of it when I got it was that it is small. It feels well built and comes with a case that is well built. The guide number is 40 and the guide number of my Yongnuo's are 58 so they are not quite as strong as the Yongnuo's are. But thats ok Im not looking to do a lot of flash photography with my Sony. Very easy to operate with dial and not a digital display with complicated menu's. The unit can be run in Manual, Automatic , TTL and High Speed Sync, and has a video light built in . Now the Video light is not its strongest feature but its kind of cool that it has one.
Here are two photos that were both taken at 1/2000 sec @ f4.0 the one on the left without flash and one on the right with flash. High speed sync check! This little flash has ticked all the boxes on my checklist. I think for the money and what Im going to use it for its the right one for me.