Shanny, the Chinese flash manufacturer, has announced a new speedlite for Nikon cameras. The Shanny SN600SN is designed as a flagship flashgun to match the Nikon Speedlight SB-910 for nearly all features: manual, TTL, high-speed sync, optical master and slave modes. There is no built-in radio. It is the Nikon equivalent to the Shanny SN600SC we reviewed last year.
The manufacturer boldly claims that the SN600SN in fact surpasses the Nikon SB-910 in some ways, such as with a higher guide number (60 vs. 54; to be taken with a pinch of salt) and the addition of a pre-flash-suppress (S2) optical slave function.
- Guide number (GN) of 60 (Iso-100, 200mm)
- Recycle time of under 3 seconds
- High-speed sync up to 1/8000 second shutter speeds
- Backlit LCD control panel
- Electronic zoom head 20–200mm (with 14mm diffuser panel)
- Manual power from full to 1/128 in 1/3-stop increments
- i-TTL with +/- 3EV exposure compensation (in 1/3-stop increments)
- Stroboscopic/RPT mode: 1–100Hz
- Full Nikon AWL/CLS master/slave with four channels and three groups
- PC sync port
- External battery support
- S1/S2 optical slave mode
The Shanny SN600SN is available now on eBay, priced around $136.