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was wandering if anyone had used one of there flashes, and which one would be best for a 70-200.
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Just get what your budget can afford -
I have the basic yn460 which is manual - easy to use -
Good radio flash triggers too .
I have a Meike MK430 cheap as chips TTL compatible Nikon and Canon, head zooms to 180mm. I bought it to use as a slave I use it as a main unit as well
I have the young up 560 II and III absolutely love them. Both are fully manual so no TTL.
For a little extra the 560 III has a receiver built in which makes life easier.
They are solid for the price and I recommend them.
As said the yongnuo triggers and receivers are great as well
thanks for the replies, ttl would really help as it is for when i do cyclo x and hopefully some karate.
I use them as well for lighting full length figures, I was amazed at the light output, and there's lots of stuff, reflectors, snoots etc that you can make yourself. Great items you won't waste your money
I have a 565ex which I use off camera as my second speedlite.
one of my new 560 Mark 3's just stopped working last night... arse
think it's in warranty though
working again... seems to have a "won't flash" mode I knew nothing of
wonder when that comes in useful?
I have got a 565II, buggered if I can get it to work wireless with my Canon 600D unless the on camera flash fires
Quote: I have got a 565II, buggered if I can get it to work wireless with my Canon 600D unless the on camera flash fires
I have a 60D which I believe uses the same triggering system. The camera uses the inboard flash to send a signal to the slave unit which has the ttl settings. Typically the output of the onboard is so low it doesn't contribute to the overall exposure
I have just got the YN560-11 and couldnt get my Sony to talk to it so I got the IR studio trigger I use in the studio and with the flash set in S1 it works well every time
Hope this helps
Further to the above I have a YN460-11 and the YN560-11 I wanted to set these up but as the 560 has a sony mount I couldn't get it to work using the RF-602-RF as the hot shoe is not Sony and I can't get one with this fit so I tried setting up the 460 on the receiver and the wireless controller via an adaptor on the camera and both flashes work perfectly, just thought this might be of help. if you have the Yongnuo wireless receivers and controller you can get the canon to work no probes
Having just recently moved and sold up the studio gear I have found I have 4 x RF-602 units spare and 3 x wireless controllers spare all working perfectly if any of these will be of use make me an offer
one of my trainees has a sony system and struggled with triggers, sending about 3-4 sets back till she found one that worked.
I did jokingly tell her to send the Sony back and get a canon/nikon - glad she has a sense of humour
Are the 602's for sony Charlotte?
May have use for a Nikon ones - could be handy for workshops when nikonians turn up... and what are the "3 wireless controllers" ?
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