Flash gun


joekinerman 14 36 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 11:42PM
I'm after some suggestions for a new speed gun. I don't really want to spent more then 100 on it. It's for my canon 6d so any recommendations would be appreciated.
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
3 Jul 2013 5:11AM
A second hand Canon 430EX Speedlite II which will work absolutely perfectly with the 6d and give you all the functionality and features you could ever want or need with the camera, the downside is it might be a little expensive but here's one at only 139.......Alternatively look at some of the new YONGNUO strobes which although I don't use them personally seem to be highly rated and offer most of the features of the Canon unit, but you will need to set it up manually as TTL isn't there, however it costs less than 50. I'm sure other members will tell you if they're any good or not. If you need a TTL unit look for the 565EX ETTL Speedlite Flash for Canon which come in just short of the 100 mark.
duratorque 17 427 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 11:29AM
I have a Yongnuo YN565EX which was 99 from an eBay seller. It is well built and good quality. Everything works well. Do note it does not offer FP mode (high speed sync) which I never use. I tend to fit ND filter to my lens to reduce shutter speed.

I wrote a short review of it at my blog.
joekinerman 14 36 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 12:01PM
What's people's opinion on this flashgun? Seems to have all the features I'd need and doesn't look to bad with the build quality.

UK JY-620 JY 620 Flash Speedlite Flashgun for Canon 5D 7D 600D 60D 550D 1100D

http://bit.ly/19T9aCq
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 12:10PM

Quote:What's people's opinion on this flashgun? Seems to have all the features I'd need and doesn't look to bad with the build quality.

UK JY-620 JY 620 Flash Speedlite Flashgun for Canon 5D 7D 600D 60D 550D 1100D

http://bit.ly/19T9aCq



Joe, you have some good recommendations above, that are worth considering.
Why then do you pluck something random out of the blue, and ask what people think, when for one, you don't even quote it as being compatible with a 6D?
joekinerman 14 36 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 12:13PM
Of course I'm considering the above, but if I can find a flash gun for half the price and as good quality obviously I'll be going for that one.
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 12:57PM
If I was in your position I would buy either the very cheap Yongnuo that doesn't have ettl, or the quite cheap Yongnuo which does have ettl Smile
joekinerman 14 36 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 12:59PM
Sorry for the silly question but what is ettl?
duratorque 17 427 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 1:03PM
It is a manual flash with no automation and can not shoot ETTL. GN is only 40, so only, so less power than a 430EX. Also the head does not zoom.

If you are happy to shoot totally in manual mode at all time and change power for every shot, then its fine. May be quite useful as a cheap flash for off camera work when I shoot in manual mode all the time. I would buy it as my only flash gun.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
3 Jul 2013 1:12PM

Quote:If I was in your position I would buy either the very cheap Yongnuo that doesn't have ettl, or the quite cheap Yongnuo which does have ettl Smile


agreed - I use the former all the time for off-camera work, they do work pretty well on camera too - though can be a ball ache if youre using direct flash... bounce is fine, 1-2 test shots gets you a decent idea of the power you need Smile
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
3 Jul 2013 6:50PM

Quote:If I was in your position I would buy either the very cheap Yongnuo that doesn't have ettl, or the quite cheap Yongnuo which does have ettl


The TTL versions are only about 50 Quid Smile
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:18PM

Quote:Sorry for the silly question but what is ettl?


ttl stands for 'through the lens'.
Having ettl functionality means that the flash power level is automatic, based on your camera settings (shutterspeed/aperture/iso).
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
3 Jul 2013 8:56PM
ttl is clever Smile

also works out distance (from the lenses focus) and how wide a beam to shoot based on how wide the lens is

never really use the flash on the camera though... so always on manual
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
3 Jul 2013 10:03PM
Lol think I might have got it wrong with the Yongnuo TTL units, can`t find them now, I could be getting mixed up with the new units that have triggers built in.

For a hundred quid you could get two or three units and a set of cheap wireless triggers.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
3 Jul 2013 10:58PM
you can get 4 603's for around 40 quid now... seem to work ok too

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