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which flash!

clicknimagine 8 221 88
3 Apr 2010 11:48AM
i have prepared myself to purchase a flash, i have found one a cheap option called Yongnuo YN460-II as a speed light, power can be reduced to 1/64 level(1/20000 seconds), i have already purchased a cheap radio trigger from ebay to trigger the flash off camera for the use of any purpose, and also build a sound trigger with the help of a friend for high speed photography,

but as this flash is very cheapGrin, i am in a doubt, whether it is reliable or durable, can anybody please tell me? or is there any other way out?

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discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2010 12:19PM
As it doesn't appear to have any TTL communication modes, you may find it is a very steep learning curve. However, if you're into manual settings then it will be fine. Just be prepared to do a lot of moving between your shooting position and flash Smile
clicknimagine 8 221 88
3 Apr 2010 12:24PM
thanks friend, yes it is manual, but i have not other option for TTL, or can you name some where i can find TTL and Manual assuming my budget is about $100...
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2010 2:13PM
I use the Yongnuo speedlite alongside a 580EX2, and it is very reliable, unlike the radio triggers I also purchesed from them.
As mentioned, no TTL, but also big contrast in power/light output when fired next to 580EX2.
Suffice to say, when using at 1/64 power, it's not that bright.
clicknimagine 8 221 88
3 Apr 2010 2:26PM
well thanks a lot friend, i have made a search through the web, i have found one called sunpak PZ42X, the cost is obviously more, but it has manual and TTL both, as well as the power can be reduced to 1/64 level, ( 1/13000 second ), will it be sufficient for high speed photography? if at the 1/64 power level Yongnuo can not produce sufficient brightness, then i think for high speed photography, it may not be very helpful, what do you all think?...
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2010 3:44PM
That sunpak looks good for the price - recycle time being the only possible dis-advantage.
As to whether 1/13000 is fast enough, for HSF work, contact Cognisys - I'm sure they will give you better answers than I can.
clicknimagine 8 221 88
3 Apr 2010 4:58PM
thanks a lot friend, very helpful link you have given...

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