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Need advice on Yongnuo flash system/setup

 
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Oct 02, 2010 18:42 |  #1

I have a 5d and I need a flash set up that I can take to various locations.I already have a couple stands, umbrellas, softboxes, etc so I just need the flashes and a triggering system. Canon EXII flashes are a bit beyond my budget so I'm considering the Yongnuo flashes but need help deciding which ones to get.

If I want a TTL flash the only option for my 5d is the YN468, correct? My friend has a sigma 500 DG Super that he will sell to me for $40 so I will probably buy that. Can it be used with Yongnuo RF-602 or Meike MK-RC7 wireless triggers?

Speaking of triggers, I prefer the Meike because it uses standard batteries so I plan on getting that. But maybe I am better off with a wireless TTL trigger system like the upcoming Phottix Helios system but then I probably need their Photon flashes for it to work. Is TTL worth it seeing as how I'm a novice?


If I do decide to go with the non TTL route which yongnuo flashes should i get 460, 460II, 462, or 560? Prices on ebay, so which one gives me most bang for the buck?

460-$39
460ii-$48
462-$36
560-$74




  
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Oct 02, 2010 22:02 |  #2

while the 560 does not work ttl, I believe you can control it with a ste2

or just use them in manual, my choice


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Oct 03, 2010 09:24 |  #3

You can't control the YN-560 with an ST-E2.


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Oct 03, 2010 10:32 |  #4

Selbosh wrote in post #11024704 (external link)
You can't control the YN-560 with an ST-E2.

Page 32-33 of the yn560 manual section 4. refers to controlling the flash in s1/s2 modes with a st-e2.

I don't use the st-e2 and I assume this would only trigger and not meter. Maybe I am just misunderstanding


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Oct 03, 2010 11:41 |  #5

The only way the yn560 could be used with the st-e2 is as an optical slave. You would need a compatible Canon flash to trigger the yn560. And of course only manual for the yn560.




  
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