Parashooter wrote in post #18962888
Just got my Canon T7i. I’m looking to get 2 or 3 Yongnuo flashes and a master or triggers, for indoor and outdoor portraits mainly. I looked through threads, but didn’t really see what I was looking for. Does anyone have some recommendations for me, based on actual experience with Yongnuo products. Any help is much appreciated.
Like everyone else is saying, get Godox instead. And this is from actual experience with Yongnuo products.
A lot of us used to use Yongnuo gear, and then dead-ended because they only make speedlights, and they have three separate, mostly incompatible triggering systems (60x/560 manual, 622 TTL, and the RT clone systems). Yongnuo is working on merging the 560 and 622 systems together, but Godox's system started out completely integrated between their manual only lights and their TTL-capable ones, and at this point, their system is miles ahead of Yongnuo's just-released YN-560-TX Pro system when it comes to expansion options.
Godox makes a lot of larger studio strobes in their system that work alongside the speedlights. And they have TTL/HSS support not just for Canon and Nikon, but also Sony, Fuji, micro four-thirds, and Pentax. So if you ever leave the Canon fold, your lights can still be used off-camera in TTL/HSS; you only have to replace whatever you're using directly on the flash hotshoe.
If you're looking at the YN-560IV, I'd say look at the Godox TT600. If you're looking at the Yongnuo YN-568EXII, YN685EX, YN600EX-RT, or YN968EX-RT, then look at the Godox TT685-C. If you're interested in long battery life, also consider the V860II-C. And if you're looking for a poor man's Profoto A1, look at the Godox V1.
Flash Havoc has a great overview of the system.
Adorama rebrand the Godox 2.4GHz gear as "Flashpoint R2"; B&H keeps it as Godox branded. And if you're in the US, you probably want to purchase the gear from either of those two retailers, because they'll cover the warranty period. Godox themselves aren't great about responding to support requests.