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  • Great flash for a low price

    posted by RicardoConsonni on 05/17/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    - Powerful, but you can dial it down
    - Reliable output.
    - Fast recharge time
    - Head turns on two axis, so you can bounce flash light from ceilings and walls, and shoot portrait and landscape shots.
    - Has a built-in difuser (good if you don't have a dettachable one) and a deflector.
    - LCD is really good and well illuminated. Buttons are soft and easy to operate.

    Cons:

    - You will need a lot of rechargeable NiMH batteries (and a charger), specially if you plan to shoot longer sessions. Using Enitime and Soshine 2500 mAh batteries, I got around 80 shots of each set, then batteries were drained. I expected more

    OtherThoughts:

    Camera weight will increase significantly, mainly because of the batteries. If you're not used to it, your hands and arms will start to ache after a short while.
    I used this unit with a Canon XSi, a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, and a Canon 50mm f/1.8, and got amazing results.

    Bottomline:

    Flash is well suited for amateur photographers. It doesn't have e-TTL, but for this price it's OK.

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