ezella wrote in post #13655826
I'm newbie starting photography carrer... I have one question that kill me every day and night. I have not much money (at least i can't make lots of money at this time). I just have 7D + 24-105f4 L. now i want a flash for better image.
I wonder Do I need an expensive flash like 580EX II (i have enough money) or I should buy a cheap one then save the money for another. My question is: a better flash should help me in which situation? or help me to give a exposure better? a color better? ..or...something else?... thanks for help me...!
I do shoot all purposes: from sport to wedding, event, portrait, landscape....
I recently picked up a YN565EX for a buddy that has a T3I. I recommended the flash to him based on the fact that he is new to the DSLR world, learning, and on a budget. The flash arrived this week and I played with it for a few days, and my initial impression is that it is a great flash for the money. It does not have all of the features of the 580EX II(No High Speed Sync), but it certainly covers the basics for a reasonable price. I compared the output with my older 580EX and it blows the older model away. I like the fact that the YN565EX has two optical slave modes, and a external sync port. If you are shooting manual, there are cheaper options, but if you would like ETTL, it is a reasonable alternative to the Canon 580EX II. I have not had a chance to test the wireless slave mode, but will hopefully get around to that this weekend.