SHANNY – SN910EX-RF Speedlite for Nikon – Now Available

SHANNY SN910EX-RF

 

Shanny have released the SN910EX-RF Speedlite for Nikon with full TTL enabled 2.4GHz radio transceivers built inside, providing both Radio Master and Slave Modes.

And the SN910EX-RF are available now from $230 each with shipping.

Shanny’s RF radio system for Nikon follows the original Nikon CLS (Creative Lighting System) Optic Wireless functions quite closely, only communicating via a more reliable radio transmission instead of optic signals.

And Shanny are calling this new RF system W-CLS, or Wireless Creative Lighting System.

The SN910EX-RF are currently one of the few TTL radio enabled flash options available for the Nikon DSLR system. Even Nikon themselves being very slow to introduce their own radio flash system.

 

SHANNY SN910EX-RF

 

With a Master interface similar to the original Nikon system, the SN910EX-RF provide an on-camera Master Group, as well as 3 remote Slave Groupes, A, B, and C.

Each group can be set independently to TTL, Manual, or Off. So importantly TTL and Manual Groups can be mixed and used together.

Remote Auto or Manual Flash Zoom length can also be set individually for each group as well.

 

SHANNY SN910EX-RF

 

As an on-camera TTL flash the SN910EX-RF provide most of the features you would expect in an fully featured TTL speedlite.

Though they do not provide any Advanced Optic Wireless Modes, with Shanny choosing to provide wireless communicate via radio only.

Basic S1 and S2 optic slave modes are provided though.

 

SN910EX-RT FEATURES

 

  • Full Power – GN 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Flash Mode – ITTL /M / Multi
  • 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 stops)
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
  • 20-200mm Auto and Manual Flash Zoom

 

  • Master and Slave Modes for Shanny’s 2.4GHz RF Radio System
  • Radio Range 50 Meters +
  • S1 & S2 Basic Optic Slave Modes

 

  • Full power recycle – from 1.8 seconds
  • Supports Multiple Flash Groups M, A, B, C
  • Radio Channels 1 – 15.
  • Custom Functions
  • Sound Prompt
  • Heat Protection
  • LCD Back Light (Can be Kept On)
  • Crop Sensor Auto Zoom Option

 

  • AF Assist Light
  • Full 360 Degree Swivel and Tilt Head (With Tilt Lock Button)
  • Large Clear Dot Matrix LCD Screen
  • Nikon Like Master Interface
  • Fast Clamping Metal Foot with Locking Pin

 

  • External Battery Port (Canon Style Socket)
  • USB Port for Firmware Updates (Inside Battery Compartment)
  • PC Sync Port
  • 2.5mm Communication Port (Function Unspecified).

 

 

The SN910EX-RF are the first flash available in Shanny’s RF system for Nikon. A slightly more economical Radio Slave only version is likely to follow later in the year.

A compact transmitter unit is currently scheduled for around the end of 2015 or early 2016, and possibly separate radio receiver units as well.

 

The SN910EX-RF are likely to provide a very convenient on and off camera flash system.

Though be aware that without any radio receiver options currently available, there is no way to combine and control original Nikon flashes with the system, via radio or Advanced Optic Wireless systems.

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Shanny SN910EX-RF are available now from $230 with shipping –

Ebay, Amazon, UK.

 

Shanny – Website, Aliexpress.

Shanny – Flash Models Detailed

 

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57 Comments
  1. nevel 2 years ago

    got the email from shanny on these. was looking to replace all 8 nikon and yongnuo flashes/622 slaves for these. $230 a pop? nah. I dont believe any 3rd party flash is worth over $150 but thats me. theyre selling this high bvecause there isnt any other nikon option with a slave inside atm.

    my system is fine as is but would like remote power control and combine all the differnt models I own down to an all in one but I think im just being spoiled as I just want the newest shiniest toy like most. besides, I hate that locking head and small power scale. you cant even loop from 1/128 power to 1/1. you go from one side to the next. the reason I like the shanny (own an SN600N) is the fast recycle. but nothing else really.

    im certain yongnuo have something on the way. so will wait for them.

  2. mark 1 year ago

    Elvis,

    Do you know if the AF assist light can be turn off? Do these units come with their own attachable diffuser?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Mark,

      Yes there is a Custom Function No.5 which turns the AF light on or off.

      Shanny generally always send the diffuser caps with the sample flash units, though they do not actually come inside the flash box packaging. So I think the answer should generally be yes, though you may need to check with the dealer do be sure.

  3. nevel 1 year ago

    but they dont send a case/pouch like yongnuo which I think is ridiculous. they just bubble wrap it and thats it. I like the cases that yongnuo/nikon give with their flashes.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi nevel,

      That’s only with the cheapest models they don’t provide a case with.

      The cases provided are quite good actually.

      • nevel 1 year ago

        a flash costing more than the 560III (which includes a pouch) should come with a pouch.ridiculous.

        truthfully, after seeing this price tag, I wont be buying any shanny. I dont like the reason they price it at $240 because there isnt any other options for nikon with the slaves built in. thats not a reason to price it sky high. they sell their canon version for $125 so to me that says excessive greed. im sticking to my gear as of now. ill wait for yongnuo. it will come. and im certain at less than $140.

        • mark 1 year ago

          There is one other Nikon option that I’m aware of that is a transceiver unit, the Phottix Mitros + and it comes in at $399.00. So the $240 price tag is a welcome one. Sure I would like it to be less expensive but $160 is a nice savings over it’s competition. I guess it all depends on how badly you want to be able to control power settings remotely by a unit that that has everything contained without an add-on transceiver. I will wait to read some hands on reviews before buying into these but I’m excited that Phottix has got some competition now

          For me having a pouch or not having one is not a deal breaker since I never use them any way.

          • nevel 1 year ago

            I have a hard time believing the mitros sells well at $400 and I have a very hard time believing the shanny will sell well when the yongnuo godox and now even pixel are selling for less. you may say yes, but till I dont see it, I dont believe it. and more than that. shooting weddings and being in FB groups, I have not seen a single person who has a mitros flash. I only saw one selling his. and that was last year.

            with the yongnuo selling at $125..well, its $125. and phottix isnt exactly as popular as yongnuo. yongnuo is readily available from many places. availability for phottix is less so.

            if you feel you see the benefit to pay $240 for a flash, then of course you can do so. imo, the day to pay anything over $150 for an excellent flash is over. $400 is close to the OEM and Id rather add another $100 for a flagship oem. trigger or not. another for the other body, that makes $800. add in another flash for ocf and were now talking about $1200. and since most pros I know, use 2-4 flashes on the dance floor or the ceremony were talking $2000 for 5 flashes! so no photographer will invest that much into a system.

            and noting how little comments there are here for the shanny, the interest is not that high. its simply too expensive. im certain yongnuo will deliver something to rival this shanny at a much more reasonable price tag. but $240 is too high.

            • mark 1 year ago

              Nevel,

              I don’t buy products based upon how well or popular they are, or how well they are selling to other photographers. I buy the product that best fits my need even if that means I may spend more.

              First, Yongnugo does not have what I need so it doesn’t matter if they are selling their flashes for $10 or giving them away for free. I really don’t care. To my knowledge they do not have transceiver units, only flashes and triggers for Nikon. I don’t want a trigger to mount on top of my camera and then mount a flash on top of that, that adds more weight and more torque to the hot shoe and my wrist. I want everything built into one unit for less weight and fewer batteries. 2nd, I’ve not had very good experiences with Yongnugo products in the past. I’ve tried one of their trigger sets that was supposed to work with Nikon and it would not consistently fire when mounted on either a D3, D3s or D4, I had to return them too many misfires. So to wait on Yongnugo to build what I want and then hope that it works could be a long wait. Therefore, to get what I want/need I will most likely mean that will have to pay more.

              Additionally, I don’t buy products based upon the craze that can be found on a FB Group. Most FB Groups these days are made of newbs who don’t know what they are buying or why, they just do it because some Rockstar suggested that they do so. I’m sure your not one of those. :)

              Spending less is not always the best route to take.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 year ago

          Nevel, I think its really unfortunate Shanny decided to put the price up on this flash, otherwise they likely would have been very popular right now. Though I don’t think its due to greed at all, Shanny are just feeling their way towards a business model that is profitable and hopefully sustainable.

          YongNuo have done their share of trial and error over the years as well, and I don’t think its been anything like an easy run for them either. There’s a reason we don’t see new products developed every few weeks anymore.

          The Mitros+ and higher priced original Nikon and Canon flashes still sell very well, even though there is not as much discussion on line as the more economical options.

          The important thing about the Phottix flashes is that they provide a 2 year warranty. And they have local distributors in the USA and Europe.

          I’m not saying its going to happen, though if a Shanny flash fails after 12 months (and possibly little use) your out $230.

    • Steve Allison 2 months ago

      I have two SN910EX-RF units as well as the SN910TX transmitter. These are quality built, not the usual Chinese mass produced. Fit and feel is excellent. With only flashes and transmitter to worry about its just a case of fitting transmitter and switching it all on. One button press and its all linked and ready to go..Just a few seconds. (Less batteries are required than transmitter/receiver/flash setups too so also saves on Eneloop pro…lol) Its a no brainer!

  4. Ricardo 1 year ago

    I think Shanny wants to go higher-end with Phottix. This is a really nice looking flash head. Who else has a really nice radio flash head for Nikon? Phottix. Does Phottix have competition? No. How about creating gear with less compromises? Why fight it out with the plentiful low-end market? But the problem is that you really have to justify the price increase for a reason. I think Phottix successfully does that.

    When I bought the Phottix Odin transmitter and receivers, I became an instant fan. Superior in every way to anything else offered in my opinion. Everything works perfectly and the user-interface on the transmitter is very good. I can’t say excellent because I think the interface could be better. But it’s still superior to anything I’ve seen. The Odin II system looks even better. And Phottix has a real ecosystem. You can buy their transmitter and it will control their flash and strobe systems. Together and at the same time if you want. Not only is this efficient on a logistical side, but also on a cost-basis as well. And it’s all excellent quality, performance and support. As someone trying to make the leap from semi to full-time pro, this is very important to me and worth the extra cost. If your a hobbyist/amateur, maybe all this is not as important. And you have excellent, less-expensive options as well.

    This Shanny flash looks to be a great addition and option for Nikon users. Keep bringing the competition!

  5. luis 1 year ago

    But this is not the RT flash .. hopefully lower price and leaving the RT models with Shanny SN-E3-RT system compatible with nikon.

  6. Jerry 1 year ago

    all this moaning over the price…..if you do not WANT or need the RF function, than just get the Shanny SN910+ for $120-140.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Jerry,

      As far as I understand the SN910+ are a model marketed to the Chinese domestic market only. The SN600SN would be a similar model available worldwide.

      Regarding the SN910EX-RF price though, if the flash came with 24 months warranty I think there would be less reason for concern. As it is $230 is quite decent amount of money to lose if the flash failed just outside 12 months.

      I personally haven’t actually had a YongNuo flash fail yet, though a certain percentage do fail. And that’s generally not a big loss when they are priced to be disposable to some degree. As prices rise there comes a point though when the odds of getting your money worth may become a gamble not worth taking.

      Hopefully Shanny do raise that bar though and work towards higher quality options. If YongNuo offered a premium build quality option of their gear I’m sure there be a large market for those as well.

      I have a couple of samples of the SN910EX-RF here, and so far I can say (like the SN600EX-RF for Canon) they have exception range and radio reliability. Easily twice that of the genuine Canon 600EX-RT flashes.

      So Shanny are providing something above the rest already there. Though for an on-camera master flash the main control dial is no where near as nice as the Nikon flashes, and focus assist light and overheat protection can not match the Nikon units.

      This is where the Canon system is great that you can use a genuine Canon 600EX-RT on camera, and more economical Shanny RT as slave flashes, where you generally hardly know they weren’t Canon units.

      • mark 1 year ago

        Elvis,

        When you say that the Shanny can not match the Nikon OEM units when it comes to overheat protection, how much different is it? Can you quantify or elaborate in any way?

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 year ago

          Hi Mark,

          I’ll need to run through this again with the SN910EX-RF to see if there are any changes from the other Shanny models. I’d like to do that last though just in-case I do accidentally fry a flash.

          Going back to the SN600SC review though, the Shanny flash does actually keep up with (and even do better than) the Canon 600EX-RT for 50 or 60 shots until it shuts down for 10 minutes to cool. That’s where the Canon flash will start firing again sooner.

          So they are not too shabby, and likely one of the better third party flashes for this. Though as mentioned I will need to check this again, as the usual trend is that over time manufacturers increase the overheat protection.

          And as we have seen Shanny have dropped the power 2 to 3 tenths since the first flashes (which compared equally to the 600EX-RT / SB-910), which all helps reduce the stress on the flashes.

          • mark 1 year ago

            Elvis, that is good news on the overheat protection, 50-60 shots.

            How are recycle times in comparison to a Nikon OEM 900/910 using similar batteries? This is a real weakness of the Mitros +

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 1 year ago

              Recycle times of the Shanny flashes are faster than the Canon or Nikon flashes. Faster than YongNuo as well.

              Though again Shanny have dropped the power down a little, and overheat protection is the main limiting factor beyond about 20 full power consecutive shots.

              I’ll have a go with them hooked up to battery packs in the morning. Overall I don’t think you can expect them to match the Canon/Nikon units, though I don’t think they are restricted like the Mitros+.

              • mark 1 year ago

                That is really good news! thanks for taking the time to reply, I will be looking forward to reading the rest of your review. I love my Mitros +, the RF system is a never miss but the recycle times are a killer. It sounds like these Shannys will be giving the Mitros + a run for their money on the Nikon side.

                • Author
                  Flash Havoc 1 year ago

                  The Mitros+ do have a better focus assist light system though, and the buttons when using the Master interface are much quicker and easier than the Shanny dial and buttons. So its still a bit of a compromise.

                  Hopefully Phottix would be working on a Mitros+ II next. I’m sure they know recycle times and heat protection are the weak point of the Mitros+, though I’ve suggested looking at something like the Nissin MG8000 Extreme is what people need. No doubt it all comes down to cost in the end though.

                  • mark 1 year ago

                    I had not seen that Nissin MG8000 before. It’s pretty impressive on the virtually limitless overheat recycle. They would make great OCF system but the price is steep, now down to $560 for the Nikon on Amazon.

  7. Guy Evans 1 year ago

    Hi,
    You mention that the focus assist isn’t as good on this at on the Mitros+, could you describe the differences?
    I’m coming to Nikon from Canon and one of the biggest things holding me back is the lack of quality RF speedlight systems. I currently use multiple 600EX-RT’s and they have never skipped a beat and I find that the grid style focus assist IR works extremely well and is very subtle (I shoot weddings). I sometimes use the YongNuo YN-E3-RT on the camera, but I really dislike it’s focus assist beam – it has very obtrusive red lines that never seem to match any of my focal points making it pretty useless for low-light weddings, so I end up having to use a 600EX-RT as a master on camera. If I was sticking with Canon, the introduction of the Canon 430EXIII-RT looks like it would work great as a master controller, much smaller than using the 600EX-RT for mounting on the camera and has the bonus of a flash for fill or bounce. Perfect!
    I’ve never owned 3rd party flashes before, so hesitant. The Mitros+ seems to have problems and seems very expensive for 3rd party and the Odin doesn’t have focus assist anyway (until the Odin ii comes out, but that seems to be taking forever).
    So, the Shanny seems to be the best equivalent to my 600EX-RT’s for Nikon, but concerned the focus assist might be a deal breaker. Is there any possible way you (or anyone) could post an image or video of what the focus assist pattern looks like on this model?
    Sorry for the long winded question, just wanted describe where I’m coming from.
    Thanks in advance

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Guy,

      No problems, the SN910EX-RF have the same AF assist light as the SN600SC shown here, and all the Shanny flashes, though some models have the lines vertical and some horizontal (the SN910EX-RF are vertical).

      I think the YN-E3-RT have the worst of the YongNuo AF lights, though the YN-622C are etc are only marginally better. I think the lines used with Shanny flashes catch the AF points slightly better, though they do have the same issues.

      The Phottix Mitros are very similar to the Canon 600EX-RT pictured in the same image (with 2 lights for different AF points).

      So the short answer is the Shanny flashes AF lights are slightly better, though you likely still won’t be happy with them either.

      Another thing to note is that the Shanny flashes for Nikon basically do not have TTL-BL. They expose quite close to the Nikon flashes in regular TTL.

      Their advantages are exceptional range, and no pre-flashes in remote manual, so a light meter can be used and manual power levels are more consistent than the Mitros+ and YN-622N etc.

      The options are still limited for Nikon unfortunately, your best bet for what you’re doing is likely genuine Nikon flashes, and look towards the Odin II when they are available.

      In the mean time YN-622N / YN-622TX will likely get you by for now. With genuine Nikon flashes you can always switch to Phottix later. If you don’t want to wait, go with the current Odin, and possible one Mitros+ for when you need the master on camera. Nikon flashes and Odin receivers otherwise.

      Or stick with Canon :-)

      • Guy Evans 1 year ago

        Wow, thanks for the super detailed answer and links to the focus assist patterns. I wish there was a database somewhere of all the 3rd and 1st party flash focus assist patterns, but it seems that I’m one of the few that are that fussed about them.
        I’m probably leaning towards SB-910’s and hold out for the Odin II which does look fantastic particularly the layout of the interface for quickly changing power.
        Do you know if my Yongnuo YN-E3-RT and Canon 600EX-RT’s would work in manual mode connected to a Nikon D810? I work mainly in manual mode for off-camera anyway and only really use TTL on camera occasionally so just thinking of ways I could get by until the Odin II.
        The other option I was pondering is – would the current Odin work on the end of the Nikon SC-29 and enable the focus assist on that cable? And is the SC-29 focus assist any good anyway (could not find pictures of the pattern anywhere)?
        Thanks again.
        Ps – Yes, sticking with Canon would be a lot easier, but the grass is always greener on the other side (except for wireless flash) :-)

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 year ago

          No problems, yes the YN-E3-RT will work with the Nikon cameras and Canon 600EX-RT in remote manual (though currently not with the YongNuo YN600EX-RT flash ironically).

          You would lose the focus assist light completely then though.

          I’m not too sure about the SC-29 AF assist light with the Odin transmitter, though I would think this should work (and I did manage to find one person on Google saying this does work for them).

          Sorry I’m not sure what the SC-29 AF light is like, I’ll have to pick one up myself. I’ve never heard anyone comment on them being less capable than the flashes AF assist lights though.

          Regarding the AF lights in general though, you are definitely not the only one concerned with them. This has always been an issue for many people and one of the biggest differences between the original manufacturers and inexpensive Chinese flashes.

          The problem is there has been no AF light modules easily accessible in China. Phottix are the only Chinese flashes I’m aware of that have the more advanced dual AF light, and I’m not sure about whether they mannaged to source those, or develop them themselves.

          Sooner or later one of the cheaper brands will produce a more advanced AF light though, and then others will use the same unit or produce something similar.

          This is one of the reasons its probably a good thing the race to be the cheapest appears to be over for the moment.

  8. Alex 1 year ago

    Do you know if the Yongnuo YN-622-TX transmitter will work with this flash (without the Yongnuo transceiver underneath) ? It would be great if it does!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Alex,

      Sorry no, the 2 systems are not directly compatible.

  9. Alex 1 year ago

    Ah that’s a shame. So there isn’t anything currently available which will trigger it apart from another one of these flashes as master?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Alex,

      Yes that is correct.

      Shanny do expect to have a separate transmitter unit available approximately through October (2015). Which I would imagine would be based on the SN-E3-RT transmitter body.

      Unless Shanny also provide some form or receiver units though there is still no way to combine current original Nikon speedlites either in the system either.

  10. Bob 1 year ago

    I recently purchased the SN600SN for Nikon. Can I use the CellsII triggers or are there any options for remote flash

    Thanks,
    Bob

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Bob,

      You can use the YongNuo YN-622N or YN-622N-TX as transmitter, with a YN-622N as receiver attached to the flash foot. And they will provide full remote manual power control, as well as TTL, HSS, SCS etc. The YN-622N-TX provides the most control (without another master unit stacked on top).

      The only catch is if YongNuo provide new firmware which may no longer be compatible with the Shanny flash. Your only option then would be to stick with the old firmware.

      The Cells II would only fire the flash like any basic manual trigger. They have no remote control ability, and the HSS function is not going to work with a TTL flash like the SN600SN.

  11. Bob 1 year ago

    Thanks! I ordered a set from Amazon.

  12. Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

    I found the flash for $152 + $10 shipping at tomtop.com

  13. Robert Johnson 1 year ago

    Just purchase the new to the market Shanny SN910EX-RF Speedlight. And after installing fresh batteries and turning on the speedlight the screen started to scramble and the speedlight got really hot and started to smell burnt. This is the second Shanny speedlight that has failed out of five, that’s 40% failure rate. I have 2 SN600N’s, 1 SN600SN, 1 SN910+ and 1 SN910EX-RF, one of the SN600N malfunctioned and the new out of the box SN910EX-RF malfunctioned. I also saw this speedlight on Newegg.com offered by tomtop.com and I purchased from tomtop.com directly. Shanny has not accepted the SN600N for replacement, Christine said that I should try and have it repaired locally and let her know the cost. There’s no service places in the US and I can’t return the SN600N to Shanny, I will send the SN910EX-RF back to tomtop.com I will not purchase any more Shanny product and would not recommend Shanny product at all. You can view my video of the malfunction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eFp_h6Ogyw

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Robert,

      Did you purchase the SN600N from Shanny directly? And are they saying they will not replace the flash if you’re paying return postage?

      I actually returned the SN910EX-RF samples Shanny sent for review. They did mostly work ok, though I’m getting wary of the way Shanny appear to be operating myself since Amanda left.

      • Robert Johnson 1 year ago

        I did not purchase directly from Shanny, but it still a Shanny product that came with a Shanny warranty card. Christina asked for the serial number and I supplied it two months later she asked where I purchased. I had contacted the seller and the same questions. What good is a warranty card and a 12 month warranty if you can’t get their product serviced. I have no problem with the cost of the return, I just want the speedlight replaced. There’s no clear procedure for processing returns, repairs or refunds. The speedlight is still under warranty, there’s no repair service centers for Shanny in the US. Both the seller and Christina are both pointing fingers at each other. This is not the way you treat a customer that have purchased 5 of your speedlights.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 year ago

          Ok thanks Robert. I’ll drop Christina an email to see if I can find out what’s happening.

          • Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

            Thanks I just want the speedlight replaced and I am awaiting to hear from tomtop.com to return the SN910EX-RF. I do like Shanny product but I can’t afford their product if it’s not going to work. I am looking forward to remote controller for the Shanny system.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 year ago

          Hi Robert,

          Christina said they will repair or exchange the flash for you if you pay the shipping. They were just offering what may be a cheaper option for you.

          Christina asked if you could please contact her again.

          • Robert Johnson 1 year ago

            Ok thanks for your help, here’s the message that I just sent today 9/30/2015: “Hello Christina I would rather pay the shipping cost and send it to you for replacement. I have purchased 5 Nikon Shanny speedlights 2 SN600N, 1 SN600SN, 1 SN910+ and 1 SN910EX-RF, two of the speedlight have failed the SN600N and the SN910EX-RF fail out of the box after install fresh batteries you can view the following video on my youtube.com channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eFp_h6Ogyw I just want to have my speedlight replaced it is still under warranty can you please help”. And then I got an email alerting me to your post here on Flashavoc. Thanks for your help it took only six months to get the offer to send it back to Shanny. Flashavoc you ROCK!

          • Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

            Here’s my final message to Christina at Shanny “After checking the prices at my local post office the postage would be $150 for postage and return service. It’s just not cost effective for me to send back and pay for return. The Shanny speedlights are in effect disposable. When they fail just toss in the garbage. There’s clearly no good process of having Shanny speedlights serviced, the price of the return is greater than the $100 paid for the SN600N”. It should not be this hard to find a speedlight system that just works for the designed purpose and a system for processing returns for service and in my opinion speedlights at this price range should be considered disposable speedlights.

          • Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

            Received an email from Christina from Shanny informing that there’s a new remote 2.4g controller for the SN910EX-RF and said that she was waiting for my review of it. Wow what I had never heard of the controller so I googled it and this is what I found. Found on a website: http://foto321.com/controles-remoto-para-flash-nikon/sn910tx.html

            And found this on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWdsfl6B6ko

      • Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

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        Add: Rm 1502, Dreamland International Center, Heping East Rd, Longhua New District, Shenzhen, China 51809

  14. Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

    My updated review of the Shanny SN910EX-RF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0AJd7GtVrc

  15. Mark 1 year ago

    Hi Elvis,

    Have you ever had the opportunity to test the W-CLS system of these units? If so how well do they work? Do they have any blind or black-out spots? I’ve never been a fan of the Nikon CLS system so I didn’t know if there were any issues. I understand that the W-CLS is not the same system as the Nikon CLS.

    Thanks,
    mark

    • Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

      Hello Mark and thanks for your question. I have not been able to test the W-CLS wireless system, Flashhavoc stated in the original that Shanny has a wireless trigger in the works and should be released by the end of the year. I have an on going conversation with Christina from Shanny, I forward to her my last Shanny review and she replied that she was looking forward to my review of the Shanny SN910TX 2.4G trigger, wow what trigger I was surprised to hear there’s a trigger for the W-CLS system so I googled it and found a demo of the system on youtube. She also stated that I could purchase from her, she just needed my mailing address in order to quote me the price and shipping handling. So I am waiting to hear from her and here’s the link to the youtube demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWdsfl6B6ko

      • Steen 1 year ago

        Did she mention when the transmitter would be available for purchase ?

  16. Robert Johnson 1 year ago

    No Christina did not mention when the SN910TX would be released, she only stated the I could purchase from her, but I have not heard from her again, I plan on contacting her again soon. Mark the W-CLS system is all radio based so there should be no blind spots. I did purchase the SN910EX-RF from tomtop.com for $152 + $10 shipping. One thing of note the new SN910EX-RF is solely W-CLS based there’s no Nikon CLS at all. There’s a new SN910EX in the works as mentioned in the previous SN910EX-RF review found here on Flashhavoc. So this places me in an a position of to either purchase a couple more SN910EX-RF’s plus the trigger to add to my system or stay with the already proven YN622N’s. I did see a site online that quoted the price of 64.55 euros which is $71. I was hoping that the new system would allow both CLS and W-CLS together, Shanny decided to go another route, requiring to keep the two system separated. We must wait and see if there’s a CLS option other than to use Nikon in camera CLS commander.

  17. Robert Johnson 1 year ago

    Here’s a youtube.com video, with a photographer using two SN910EX-RF with one on the camera being used as the controller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=191&v=E6BdO5aVleA

    • Steen 1 year ago

      Thanks for the info :-) That is good news, and the price is almost too good. (not really in line with the price level of the SN910EX-RF, I guess…)
      Did you have a chance to put the SN910EX-RF speedlights through some heavy use? Are they working reliably, as they should?
      Would have been nice with optical CLS as a fallback, though…..

  18. Steen 1 year ago
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  20. Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

    Here’s my video review of the Shanny SN910TX & SN910EX-RF with YN622N/TX flash exposures in TTL and manual. Great news there’s not pre-flash when using the 910TX so you will be able to get a metered exposure reading. There’s no indication from Shanny that there will be a wireless receiver that will allow for the use of non wireless flashes such as all their other Nikon line of flashes and that goes for the SN600N, SN600SN, SN910+ which are all optical with the SN and 910+ having optical master modes. The SN910EX-RF is totally wireless only meaning you will not be able to use the two systems together with the release of a wireless receiver, which Godox and Pixel just to name a few, they have complete wireless systems and both have wireless flashes that are also wireless and optical. The SN910TX does not come with any cables and the screen mirrors the master control setting of the SN910EX-RF.Check out my review here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4oz6_yuHJY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbswYtFr1KM

  21. Robert T. Johnson 1 year ago

    New updated review of Shanny’s new Nikon W-CLS system SN910EX-RF and SN910TX wireless system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAjxk0GH7ns

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