Nissin i400 overexposes

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m1964 Contributing Member • Posts: 625
Nissin i400 overexposes

Hi,

I am an amateur photographer, use my D7100 to take pictures on vacations and family events.

I took advantage of the sale on Nissin i400 flash at B&H for $79 (plus tax) to use it on vacations.

In home I use SB-700. I compared Nissin i400 with SB-700 and the images taken with Nissin flash were brighter then those taken with SB-700, by about 1/2- 1 stop. I used the same settings, in the evening in home, using ceiling light.

I like the flash and would like to keep it.

I wonder if it makes sense to get another one from B&H.

Is it "normal" for an aftermarket flash to over/underexpose?

Should I even bother with getting another one?

Usually, I tweak the exposure anyway when using flash.

I would appreciate a response from anyone who has experience with this flash or the i40.

thanks

 m1964's gear list:m1964's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD Nikon AP-F 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E
Nikon D7100
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