Shanny SN910EX-RF introduced with ‘W-CLS’ radio TTL for Nikon

The Shanny SN910EX-RF is the first flash in the 2.4GHz 'Wireless Creative Lighting System' for Nikon.

Shanny Speedlite SN910EX-RF

Still waiting for Nikon to bring radio to the Creative Lighting System? Shenzhen-based flash maker Shanny has got so impatient that they did it themselves.

The Shanny SN910EX-RF is an i-TTL speedlight with master and slave control via 2.4GHz wireless signals. Shanny’s so-called W-CLS, or Wireless Creative Lighting System is (unless they know something we don’t) an aftermarket radio protocol for Nikon-compatible flashes. The SN910EX-RF is the for-Nikon equivalent to Shanny’s SN600EX-RF for Canon though there is no word on an SN-E3-RF-style controller for Nikon yet.

Shanny Speedlite SN910EX-RF

Using the SN910EX-RF, you have a capable on-camera TTL flash, or with several of them a wireless flash system with three independent flash groups and range of up to 50 metres. An on-camera SN910EX-RF acts as master and controls the power and settings of your remote SN910EX-RFs, as helpfully demonstrated by Shanny in their diagram below.

W-CLS according to Shanny
A Shanny W-CLS setup

The radios in the SN910EX-RF are presumably similar to those in the SN600EX-RF and SN-E3-RF but they may or may not be compatible.

Shanny SN910EX-RF features

  • GN 60m (Iso-100, 200mm)
  • 1.8-second recycle time
  • i-TTL, manual and RPT (stroboscopic) modes
  • Manual control from 1/1 to 1/128 in ⅓-stop increments
  • ±3 EV flash exposure compensation in ⅓-stop increments
  • 20–200mm zoom
  • Auto-FP Sync (HSS) to 1/8000 second
  • 2.4GHz master and slave functions
    • Three groups: A/B/C
    • 50 metre range
    • 15 channels
  • S1 and S2 basic optical slave
  • External battery port
  • PC sync port
  • Autofocus-assist lamp

Shanny SN910EX-RF

According to the manufacturer, the Shanny SN910EX-RF is a “world first”. For its own W-CLS system, perhaps, but other radio-enabled Nikon flash options include the Phottix Mitros+, Nissin Di700A and Pixel X800N Pro.

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but expect pricing on par with the Canon equivalent, the SN600EX-RF, which currently retails for US$125 to $150 on eBay. Edit: UKphotodistro has the SN910EX-RF listed for £170 including VAT.

A full hands-on review of the Shanny SN910EX-RF is in the works. For more information, visit szshanny.com.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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