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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
I have four that are used fairly often. – YY BY-18 Electronic Flash (5600K) Reviews

posted by SaerX2 on 04/02/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
- small and very light weight - work with slave units perfectly (SKU 8201) - a set of four with slave triggers is enough to light up a fairly large room when using an on-camera master flash aimed into the ceiling - cheap (four flashes and four slave triggers totaled at the time of my order to less than 10 €/set) - so cheap that you won't go bankrupt of you forget one or two on location - takes only 2 AA-sized NiMHs
Cons:
- power level is not adjustable (but this can be worked with by changing flash distance, etc.) - sync terminal voltage is too high for use on Canon bodies (around 70 V), but with Nikon you're fine on most bodies that allow up to 250 V sync voltage
Other:
The product fits in the corners of a foldable light tent pretty nicely, so for quick-and-dirty product shots you can just hang a few of these on the light tent and pop away.
Bottomline:
Cheap, effective solution for quick lighting. Most flash power per buck I've ever encountered.

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