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Reasons to purchase Canon vs Yongnuo?

 
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Dec 14, 2016 08:47 |  #1

The door on my Yongnuo 468 just broke. LOL, they are $130 (just the door) on ebay. Like who would be stupid enough to pay that.

Looking for a new flash. Should I stick with the Y, or is there any advantage in getting a real Canon?
I am trying to decide on going with the smaller 430 type this time, or jump up to the newest Y copy.

If i go Canon I couldn't afford anythin better then the 430.

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Dec 14, 2016 08:51 |  #2

The door on the Canon won't break.


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Dec 14, 2016 08:51 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #3

i was waiting for that one!


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Dec 14, 2016 08:54 |  #4

Seriously though, build quality IS better... but you pay for it. I have both Canon and YN 600's and take the Canons for most work and the YN's are used for additional fill or when I need an extra head on the triple threat bracket. I've never grabbed them as the go to on camera option. That being said I've not had a problem with the actual functionality of the knockoffs.


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Dec 14, 2016 09:27 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #5

I kind of feel guilty buying the cheap china version, but i am thinking getting the Y600 will get me a lot more then a C 430.
I have had the 468 for two years, it is still usable with a piece of duck tape - maybe as a home off camera flash.
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Dec 14, 2016 09:43 |  #6

Don't feel guilty, YN makes a pretty good product for a great price and the Canon units are overpriced.
If Canon dropped the price of their flashes by 20% they'd probably sell truckloads more.


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Dec 14, 2016 09:44 |  #7

I've bought all my flash units used. I've never had a problem with any of them.
2x 550EX (sold, wish I'd kept them)
2x 580EX II
2x 430EX II
2x 270EX II (1, sold)
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I bought a YN-14 whatever ring flash, new. It didn't work right out of the box. To me, that is a whole lot of reasons to buy Canon.




  
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Dec 14, 2016 09:46 |  #8

Yeah, used and refurb. None of my Canon 600's were purchased by me new.


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The door on mine broke too. You can find them on ebay or aliexpress for $5.00


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http://www.aliexpress.​com …/1873574_324173​51455.html (external link)

They come and go so you just need to catch it when in stock.


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Dec 14, 2016 09:56 |  #11

smaeda wrote in post #18212843 (external link)
The door on mine broke too. You can find them on ebay or aliexpress for $5.00


smaeda wrote in post #18212850 (external link)
http://www.aliexpress.​com …/1873574_324173​51455.html (external link)

They come and go so you just need to catch it when in stock.

I take that as two more reasons to buy Canon.




  
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Dec 14, 2016 10:20 |  #12

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18212829 (external link)
Don't feel guilty, YN makes a pretty good product for a great price and the Canon units are overpriced.
If Canon dropped the price of their flashes by 20% they'd probably sell truckloads more.


Not to fully defend Canon pricing, it should be remembered that Canon has a team of engineers who worked on the initial design of the product...that cost them. Yungnuo only had to 'reverse engineer' eTTL logic and commands, and fit that onto a general flash design (which they already made).

It is how Tamron and Sigma can offer lenses at lower prices than Canon, too.


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Dec 14, 2016 11:13 |  #13

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18212771 (external link)
Seriously though, build quality IS better... but you pay for it. I have both Canon and YN 600's and take the Canons for most work and the YN's are used for additional fill or when I need an extra head on the triple threat bracket. I've never grabbed them as the go to on camera option. That being said I've not had a problem with the actual functionality of the knockoffs.

I totally agree. I have one Canon 600 and 4 Yongnuo 600s. The door on 1 of the Yongnuos has broken and I never abused/dropped it. I have beat the Canon up and it still works flawlessly. Canon has superior build quality.




  
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Dec 14, 2016 12:34 |  #14

I broke the foot on my 560TX and emailed YN support. They argued about selling me the replacement part but I didn't give up and they did. I think it cost me a total of $15 and I got it in less than two weeks. I would give that a try.

Also, B&H now sells YN flashes. They may carry parts for them.


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Dec 14, 2016 12:37 |  #15

I agree with pretty much everything that has been posted here. I did try that aliexpress before, they always say not available - but I will keep looking.
I have been looking for a used Canon but haven't had luck yet, that's one reason I was asking about if I should get a C430 vs the Y600.

thanks!!!


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