Flashgun > £204, $269 > www.kenro.co.uk
Fed up with fat flashguns? Check out this compact yet powerful alternative The i40 manages to pack some serious punch with its GN40 power rating and fast recycle times. Despite that, it’s around half the size of an average flashgun and tips the scales at a featherweight 304g, ready to shoot. Two dials replace a traditional LCD display, making the i40 refreshingly simple to use. Nissin has also managed to squeeze a handy video lamp and a highly-adjustable flash head into this petite package. The price is a little steep, but the i40’s compactness and performance are worth the money.
Upgrade if you own...
a D-SLR with a pop-up flash (or indeed without one) and you want a very compact flash with plenty of power and control, but not if you already own a Nikon Speedlight.
runner up... Ni kon SB-910
The i40 is great for travelling light, but demanding photographers will relish the extra control and rapid recycling times of the SB-910. TTL metering is also superbly accurate and consistent.