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My very first light purchase, need advice

 
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Mar 30, 2013 13:35 |  #16

jimmyt wrote in post #15772630 (external link)
I will order too.
http://www.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​27cb97b9da (external link)
can you look at this RF-603 trigger, this set 30$, another set cost $90 what difference?

You want the C1 version for the 60D, rather than the C3. The C3 has the wrong cable for your camera. The $90 price is what I said about being quirky - it is not what they are selling for. Look at the prices they sold for under the xxx sold and you will see prices like $30.45 and $29.55. Make him an "Best Offer" of $29.55 or so and see what they answer back. Tell them you want free shipping also - they offer that on the C3 version. Tell them you are also buying the YN-468 II. They reply pretty quickly, usually within a day. If they won't work with you on the C1 version, there are other options. I bought my second set of two off Amazon for about the same price.

The cable provided with the RF-603s is only used if you want remote shutter control. For remote flash, put one RF-603 into the hotshoe and the other with your flash at the desired location. Put flash in Manual mode and shoot away. You will not get E-TTL with the YN-468 II using off-camera flash. Only the more expensive flashes have that capability. For off-camera flash you will probably be better off with manual control anyways. I already have a Yongnuo YN-460 II which is totally manual and works well. Going for the YN-468 II for times when I could use E-TTL on camera. But also want to be able to use two off-camera flashes. Considered the more expensive YN-565 and YN-568, but don't want an on-camera flash that is any bigger than the YN-460.

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Mar 30, 2013 18:04 |  #17

sjwolfhope wrote in post #15772011 (external link)
I would definitely go with the YN-468 II - it is the updated version of this flash. Has a better battery door and some other improvements. Supports Canon E-TTL. I think that any YN-468 still for sale would have been built a while ago. Some of the early YN-468 flashes had a problem with a capacitor in the head. There is a DIY method of repairing it, but why take a chance of getting one with a suspect part. I am planning on buying a YN-468 II next week. Here is the link I am buying it from: http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1423.l2649 (external link) Don't bother with a "Best Offer" as they only give only a few cents off.
It is sent from the US (North Brunswick, NJ). I emailed them about any included warranty. They replied that they provide a one year warranty and the unit is sent to the USA site.
Also get the RF-603 triggers rather than the RF-602s. This same company sells them but their pricing seems quirky. A price for a set of two should be around $30 or so. For your Canon 60D you want the C1 version. That has the right shutter release cable for your camera. There is a C3 version but that is for other Canon cameras with a different shutter release socket on the camera. The RF-603 units are identical for both versions - only a different cable. Hope this helps.

Steve W.

Are you getting the "TTL" or "ETTL"? I just noticed there's seperate listings for both and I'm not sure which one to get. And just wondering, is there a reason why you're not purchasing from the supposed "official" yongnui (it costs $89 there), I'm just wondering.



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Mar 30, 2013 19:07 |  #18

Naraly wrote in post #15773394 (external link)
Are you getting the "TTL" or "ETTL"? I just noticed there's seperate listings for both and I'm not sure which one to get. And just wondering, is there a reason why you're not purchasing from the supposed "official" yongnui (it costs $89 there), I'm just wondering.

Not sure what you are getting at with TTL or E-TTL. There is only one version of the YN-468 II and the description says it supports E-TTL. I picked that particular E-Bay site since it is in the US (NJ). The "official" Yongnuo site is in China which means longer delivery times and maybe duty charges. There are apparently 3 or 4 sellers that utilize a warehouse in NJ - think the sellers are based in China. I bought my first set of RF-603s from another one of those sellers and got good service and fast delivery. Also they said they provide a 1 year warranty from the US. Buying from the Yongnuo site requires you sending it back to China (Hong Kong) for warranty service. And the US site is cheaper right now - wasn't about a week ago.

I realized reading your last post that my previous answer was to another person. But think my comments apply equally to your concerns. Are far as your other items - I bought an 8 ft light stand, flash bracket and umbrellas for about $60. Not the best but more than adequate for my needs. As far as the triggers (RF-603s), you could probably use your built in camera flash to trigger a remote flash. Did that at first but decided I wanted an RF wireless system. Your 60D has different triggering capabilities than my T1i, but not sure what.

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Mar 30, 2013 20:22 |  #19

sjwolfhope wrote in post #15773553 (external link)
Not sure what you are getting at with TTL or E-TTL. There is only one version of the YN-468 II and the description says it supports E-TTL. I picked that particular E-Bay site since it is in the US (NJ). The "official" Yongnuo site is in China which means longer delivery times and maybe duty charges. There are apparently 3 or 4 sellers that utilize a warehouse in NJ - think the sellers are based in China. I bought my first set of RF-603s from another one of those sellers and got good service and fast delivery. Also they said they provide a 1 year warranty from the US. Buying from the Yongnuo site requires you sending it back to China (Hong Kong) for warranty service. And the US site is cheaper right now - wasn't about a week ago.

I realized reading your last post that my previous answer was to another person. But think my comments apply equally to your concerns. Are far as your other items - I bought an 8 ft light stand, flash bracket and umbrellas for about $60. Not the best but more than adequate for my needs. As far as the triggers (RF-603s), you could probably use your built in camera flash to trigger a remote flash. Did that at first but decided I wanted an RF wireless system. Your 60D has different triggering capabilities than my T1i, but not sure what.

Steve W.

Oh ok I get it now. I was just confused because I was seeing different listing, some saying "TTL" in the title, and others with "E-TTL", so I thought there was two options for the yn-468 II. Thanks for the link to that listing, I'm going to go ahead and purchase from that one since the shipping time is faster.



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