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Mar 18, 2011 22:25 |  #1
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I was looking on ebay and there are tons but I do not know what is junk and what is decent. What are some good models to look at?


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Mar 18, 2011 22:51 |  #2

Yongnuo YN560's or YN460-ii's for manual flashes are really nice, the YN560 is leaps and bounds over the 460 but there has been a somewhat common problem of one of the capacitors craping out early. hopefully that wont happen to mine, my 460 has been nothin but great for me and the 560 is great for now too, the 560 can be had for 70 with 2 day shipping on amazon


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Mar 19, 2011 02:32 |  #3

I just got my first YN460-II also and i love it. It is the only manual flash i have gotten and it's primary use is for off camera flash.

if you are talking about on-camera flash, there are E-TTL versions, YN-468, that I will probably end up getting later on down the line.

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Mar 19, 2011 05:46 as a reply to  @ Bleufire's post |  #4

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Mar 19, 2011 06:49 |  #5

londonandlawson wrote in post #12047726 (external link)
I was looking on ebay and there are tons but I do not know what is junk and what is decent. What are some good models to look at?

if you need an ETTL flash look at Yongnuo YN465, YN467, YN468




  
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Mar 19, 2011 07:46 |  #6

Aren't all of the above flashes speedlights? If I am reading the title of this thread correctly he is asking about "non-speedlight flashes" which I take to mean A/C powered units, correct?

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Mar 19, 2011 07:49 |  #7

exactly, it would be good to know what is meant by non speedlight, or speedlite, for that matter flashes. Does he mean studio strobes, or simply non canon hotshoe flashes?




  
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Mar 19, 2011 07:53 |  #8

Yeh, I'm with Benji on this one. I read the title and thought he was asking a very broad question about all but speedlight options! Maybe the OP can clarify and we can provide more accurate help!


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Mar 19, 2011 08:00 |  #9

From Wikipedia:
"Speedlite is the trade name for Canon's line of external flashes for use with their EOS line of cameras."

So L&L is asking for third party flashes. Personally, I would go for the LP160.




  
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Mar 19, 2011 08:42 |  #10
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Sorry I meant Canon Speedlite alternatives such as the 580 exII. I had one of those but it was simply overkill for me and I sold it, I'm thinking something similar to a 430 ex or heck anything better than pop up flash.


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Mar 19, 2011 08:57 |  #11

There are hundreds of threads discussing 3rd party flash units. You might take the time to browse through them.



  
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Mar 20, 2011 06:02 |  #12

londonandlawson wrote in post #12049273 (external link)
Sorry I meant Canon Speedlite alternatives such as the 580 exII. I had one of those but it was simply overkill for me and I sold it, I'm thinking something similar to a 430 ex or heck anything better than pop up flash.


OK, same advice - lots of good non-speedlite alternatives !




  
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Mar 20, 2011 23:44 |  #13

frugivore wrote in post #12049177 (external link)
From Wikipedia:
"Speedlite is the trade name for Canon's line of external flashes for use with their EOS line of cameras."

So L&L is asking for third party flashes. Personally, I would go for the LP160.

That is how i interpreted what he was asking. He mentioned eBay and I have heard the Yongnuo line been referred to as "eBay flashes".


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Mar 22, 2011 14:44 |  #14
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I am picking up a 550 EX for 170 today on craigslist


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Mar 22, 2011 15:31 |  #15

paradiddleluke wrote in post #12047848 (external link)
Yongnuo YN560's or YN460-ii's for manual flashes are really nice, the YN560 is leaps and bounds over the 460 but there has been a somewhat common problem of one of the capacitors craping out early. hopefully that wont happen to mine, my 460 has been nothin but great for me and the 560 is great for now too, the 560 can be had for 70 with 2 day shipping on amazon

How is the 560 better than the 460?

Thinking of buying one of these to use as an off-camera slave to my 580EX II.


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