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Mar 09, 2013 02:16 |  #16

NISSIN Di866 mark ii. It even outputs slightly more than the 580EX and cost half the price


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Mar 09, 2013 09:00 |  #17

boerewors wrote in post #15694313 (external link)
NISSIN Di866 mark ii. It even outputs slightly more than the 580EX and cost half the price

I love my Nissin Di866 MkI. It smokes both my 430EX and 430EXII.


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Mar 09, 2013 10:10 |  #18

I use an informal survey to evaluate products I am interested in buying.

1)I go to the B&H sites and look in the customer reviews ordered by lowest to highest ranking.

2) Count how many reviews it takes to reach four stars.

3) If it takes 5% I run to buy it

4) If it takes less than 10%, I 'll buy it, ...eventually...

5) If more than 10% of the reviews are under 4 stars, I loose interest.

The Nissin Di866 MkII has 5/17 reviews less than 4 stars, the Canon 430 EXII has 20/1835...

Hence, I own two 430EXII... ;)


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Mar 10, 2013 10:28 |  #19

I bought a used 430ex here on potn on the cheap $130 and a few yn560's for strobe work. Pretty good kit and the 430ex works great for my needs.


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Mar 11, 2013 02:38 |  #20

boerewors wrote in post #15694313 (external link)
NISSIN Di866 mark ii. It even outputs slightly more than the 580EX and cost half the price

Yep. I got mine new for half the price of a 580ex II. Couldn't be happier.




  
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Mar 11, 2013 04:38 |  #21

Zatx wrote in post #15692295 (external link)
This is an awesome flash. I can light up track runners 50 yards away in dark indoor track meets or basketball players a full court away. Plus it's great for bounce photography.

http://www.amazon.com …&sr=1-1&keywords=yn+468ii (external link)

Example lit with above flash in a dark room:

the Yongnuo 468 is awesome but the YN-565ex and YN600ex are even more awesome




  
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Mar 11, 2013 05:59 as a reply to  @ post 15693646 |  #22

I make my decision today and bought the 430EX II. Not the cheapest, but... :cool:


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Mar 11, 2013 10:39 |  #23

I have 2 YN568EX and the are awesome, I also use them with the YN622 remotes. The flashes are 100% controlled by the EOS flash menu, all I do is turn them on.


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Mar 11, 2013 11:04 |  #24

clacson wrote in post #15701328 (external link)
I make my decision today and bought the 430EX II. Not the cheapest, but... :cool:

well congrats on your purchase. I also decided on the 430EXII, however if i knew back then what i know now, i would have rather gone for the Nissin Di866ii which cost the same price. Sometimes i really need the extra bit of light.


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Mar 11, 2013 12:06 |  #25

Good choice imo. for first flash; Canon is the best bet. Experiment with off brands from there when doing more complicated off-camera setups (when the photographer has a better understanding of whether he is messing up; or the flash. I spent way too long thinking I was doing it wrong rather than my YN568EX not working...)


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Mar 11, 2013 12:08 |  #26

If it is just for on camera use, an older use 420EX can be found for $90-110 on ebay and has most of the functionality of the 430EX.

Canon flashes work better. They just do.

Edit: just saw you got the 430EX II. Good choice!


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Mar 11, 2013 19:14 |  #27

From my own experience of owning a 430EXii i would like to give you advice on how to learn to use it. In the beginning, use the camera flash menu to learn the flash settings. Give it a few months untill you know how everything works and then and only then, learn where the corresponding button presses are on the flash itsself. It will be much easier than if you learnt right away to set from the flash LCD to begin with because it will seem like you have to learn klingon language. Good luck and congrats, the 430EXII is a very capable flash. Its only outputs a third of a stop less light than the 580 EX for half the price


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Mar 12, 2013 07:39 |  #28

Coral wrote in post #15702121 (external link)
I have 2 YN568EX and the are awesome, I also use them with the YN622 remotes. The flashes are 100% controlled by the EOS flash menu, all I do is turn them on.

Me too. The Yongnuo flashes are great. I also have four YN622Cs.


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Mar 12, 2013 08:28 as a reply to  @ NYC2BGI's post |  #29

The Phottix Mitros should be a good reliable option now -

http://flashhavoc.com …-now-available-for-canon/ (external link)
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