Product Review Neewer N40S

September 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

20170826_untitled shoot_000220170826_untitled shoot_0002  Hey, Everyone !  I've got a new product review that I want to share with you.  As you may know, I have fallen in love with the Sony Alfa series of cameras 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 that I can use 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. 

20170826_untitled shoot_000120170826_untitled shoot_0001 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, which was out of my price range. Then I saw the Neewer N40S made in China.  It's pretty much a copy of the Nissin i40 and the price is right at 75 bucks, so I had to try it.

My first impression of it when I got it was that it was 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 Yongnuos are 58.  So they are not quite as strong as the Yongnuos are.  But thats okay.  I'm 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 menus.  The unit can be run in manual, automatic , TTL, and high-speed sync, and it has a video light built in.  Now, the video light is not its strongest feature, but it's kind of cool that it has one.

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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 I'm going to use it for, it's the right one for me.

Keep shooting!


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