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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Works as expected, but watch out for sync voltage! – YY BY-18 Electronic Flash (5600K) Reviews

posted by dblank on 12/29/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
Cheap, small, lightweight flash.
Cons:
High sync voltage! (70 volts), this will fry many cameras if connected directly, search around online or check your cameras manual for the max voltage flash you can connect, or use some kind of remote trigger. My camera can handle a couple hundred volts, fortunately.
No control over flash duration.
No swivel or tilt.
Other:
Hopefully I can figure out how to modify it to control the flash duration, then I'll be very happy!
Bottomline:
Seems to be a decent flash for the money, I just wish it had a dial to control the flash duration.
I bought a few of these because they're cheap and small, so I'm not worried too much if I manage to break them.
Good price for what it is!

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