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Jul 23, 2010 20:41 |  #1

Can anyone give me a comparison of these 2 flashes or site to go to. I plan on getting one for my T2i.


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Jul 23, 2010 23:55 |  #2

Not sure about an actual comparison between the two, but here is a review for the YN-468 if you haven't seen it already.

http://speedlights.net …gnuo-yn-468-e-ttl-review/ (external link)


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Oct 05, 2010 09:25 |  #3

I PM'ed a guy who had both and asked his opinion. He said the Nissin is bigger, stronger, and better made, and easier to use right off, but that the Yongnuo had a better variety of capabilities and was more fun to play around with.


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Oct 06, 2010 08:35 |  #4

I have the Di622 and it is very well made. It goes from TTL to manual with a simple button push. Really enjoying it for the $, and I found a US based dealer on Ebay who gives a 1 yr warranty. I wasn't excited about the possibility of having to deal with a bad YN unit, which there seems to be quite a few of.


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Oct 06, 2010 09:05 |  #5

Brules wrote in post #11044462 (external link)
I have the Di622 and it is very well made. It goes from TTL to manual with a simple button push. Really enjoying it for the $, and I found a US based dealer on Ebay who gives a 1 yr warranty. I wasn't excited about the possibility of having to deal with a bad YN unit, which there seems to be quite a few of.

Hey Brules, Don't you recognize me? We've talked about these two flashes a lot. In fact, I forwarded the letter I mentioned in the post above to you and we talked about it! The last post here is from July, so not a very robust thread! I bought the Nissin too, and like it, but would love to get my hands on a Yongnuo to compare the two...


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Oct 09, 2010 04:27 |  #6

Just want to share :D

my YN-460II died just 6 months after I bought it. trigger was dead... it was used relatively light, maybe a couple of times in a month and a few events. but I did not expect it to die that fast.


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Oct 09, 2010 08:58 |  #7

Monk3y, that is good to know. Nissin is actually a pretty old company (40 years, apparently) whereas Yongnuo really is a brand new outfit (several years only) that has been churning out new models at a pretty fast pace, so it shouldn't be that surprising if they have more problems with QC and such.


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Oct 09, 2010 11:29 |  #8

Mookalafalas wrote in post #11063252 (external link)
Monk3y, that is good to know. Nissin is actually a pretty old company (40 years, apparently) whereas Yongnuo really is a brand new outfit (several years only) that has been churning out new models at a pretty fast pace, so it shouldn't be that surprising if they have more problems with QC and such.

I am looking at the Nissin Di-866 now, I might get one before the end of next week, I am trying to figure out if I really need the SB-900 for almost twice the price :D I'm just doing this as a hobby... I am a noink user btw :D

the sad part was I paid $60 for it brand new, but when I went to the shop to get it repaired they are asking $30 for it (half the price for the damn trigger). I might just keep it for now, and maybe get it repaired next time if I need more strobes.


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