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Offline Geoff

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What Flash
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:24:21 PM »
Hi I am at the moment trying to find a flash that will work both on my canon's  350d  and 1100
I have come across the yongnuo 46811 has anybody got any experience with this flash the prices
range from the £50 -£100 mark I was looking at the Speedlight series of flashes but I am out priced
now on them so have to look elsewhere.

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 03:31:28 PM »
Yongnuo flashes are pretty good.  Reliable and decently made.  I do not have one yet, but plan to get one.  I have read on many forums of many pros using them because they are so cheap compared to branded (Nikon or Canon) speedlights. 

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 03:33:41 PM »
My friend has a Yonguno flash. He's really pleased with it and can't rate it highly enough.
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Re: What Flash
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 04:06:20 PM »
I've been using the Yonguo YN565EX for quite some time now. I was so impressed with the YN565EX that I bought a second one. The only downside is the lack of HSS. These guns work flawlessly with my Canon 7D flash system. The 565EX can be bought on Ebay for £76

You can read  a review on the 565Ex here http://speedlights.net/2011/08/28/yongnuo-yn-565-ex-flash-review/

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 04:08:52 PM »
I have The Yonguno 565ex with which I am very pleased with the newer version the 568EX is a better buy though but it all depends on what you use it for

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 04:28:40 PM »
I have The Yonguno 565ex with which I am very pleased with the newer version the 568EX is a better buy though but it all depends on what you use it for
The 568EX has HSS, it is what I want. 

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 06:29:27 PM »
Thanks Guys it is now quite clear to me this is a decent flash with no real negatives in any of them answers.

Cheers I will now add one to my list 

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 06:31:22 PM »
I'm sure the majority of photographers have one or more flashguns of varyious types. Way back I had a couple and the required slaves.

Can I ask, purely out of interest, how often do you use those that you have?

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 06:33:12 PM »
I have The Yonguno 565ex with which I am very pleased with the newer version the 568EX is a better buy though but it all depends on what you use it for
The 568EX has HSS, it is what I want.

Thats what I missed out the 568ex has HSS

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 06:51:07 PM »
I'm sure the majority of photographers have one or more flashguns of varyious types. Way back I had a couple and the required slaves.

Can I ask, purely out of interest, how often do you use those that you have?

Alan, I use my Metz mainly at social events taking record shots. This is because I have a couple of cheap studio flashes for when I do set ups, although I sometimes use the Metz as a slave (along with an old non dedicated Yongnou) as lights 3 and 4. The Metz has a good guide number and HSS, so it's a useful thing to have. My general view, however, is that you can't beat available light if it is, ahem, available. But that's just my take on the matter.
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Re: What Flash
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 07:51:54 PM »
For me this will be my 1st flash for a dslr I used a canon Speedlight on my old camera and although I don't have the old slr any more somehow I still have the flash. 

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Re: What Flash
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 11:23:01 PM »
I'm sure the majority of photographers have one or more flashguns of varyious types. Way back I had a couple and the required slaves.

Can I ask, purely out of interest, how often do you use those that you have?
I have a nikkor flash and also a nissin.
I use both about twice a year when bored or rained off. I even bought an off flash cord and a remote trigger  with the intention of doing more flash photography, again they are at the back of the drawer with the flash guns
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Re: What Flash
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2013, 07:57:15 AM »
I only have the built in flash on my camera, which I hardly ever use.

I'm, at the moment at least, more an 'outdoor' photographer. Or an 'indoor' one, as long as there is plenty of natural light.
I know I could/should use fill in flash on occasions, but I always forget.
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Re: What Flash
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2013, 12:07:49 PM »
Quote from: ABERS link=top[img
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I'm sure the majority of photographers have one or more flashguns of varyious types. Way back I had a couple and the required slaves.

Can I ask, purely out of interest, how often do you use those that you have?


I use my strobes on a regular basis for shooting flowers, This example was taken with my 5D + 3 flash heads.

Strange when I try embed a photo from Flickr it overrides the text. What am I doing wrong

Harry


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Re: What Flash
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2013, 12:59:51 PM »
I use my strobes on a regular basis for shooting flowers, This example was taken with my 5D + 3 flash heads.

Strange when I try embed a photo from Flickr it overrides the text. What am I doing wrong

Harry

Thanks for reminding me Harry - the last time I used my Metz was for some macros. Like this one:




To add an image from Flickr, go to the flickr image, click on the share icon (a box with an arrow coming out of it - bottom right by the image) and chose the BBCode tick box. Copy the code and then paste it in the message window here. The BBCode has a link to the original image, image name, and flickr account name included. You can remove whichever bits you want as long as you leave the first set of "url" to "/url" markers - these are enclosed in square brackets at either end of the image location code.

For example in the picture above the code looks like this, but with square brackets replaced by {} to stop the site reading it as code again:

{url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/hinfrance/9276795896/}{img}http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/9276795896_56d3071501.jpg{/img}{/url}
{url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/hinfrance/9276795896/}{/url}

I usually use a Metz double head flash, model No:15 for the odd macro once in a blue moon, but the moths moved so fast I had to use HSS and the 15 doesn't have that. :tup:
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