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Has anyone tried the 49 dollar flash from Target?

 
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Dec 22, 2010 09:41 |  #1
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I realize it won't be on the level of a speedlite but for 49 dollars it looked to be a lot better than a pop up flash. They had one for Nikon and one for Canon


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Dec 22, 2010 09:46 |  #2

I was wondering the same thing....hope someone has input




  
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Dec 22, 2010 09:51 |  #3

I can't find it on their website. Link?

With any luck it's a rebranded Yongnuo.



  
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Dec 22, 2010 09:52 |  #4

The problem with those cheap flashes is some have been known to damage the cameras. I have no idea which one you are talking about so I can't say, but I would research the reviews on it. I used a cheap flash that had the same power as a 580ex in the beginning. That thing would flash very bright, no doubt about it. It was a $100 flash. However, it died after about a year. My buddy got the same one, and his died in less time than mine. The power was there, but it took forever to recycle and it was noisy, plastic shoe, etc. My next flash was the 580ex ii. Yes, it was about $500 because I bought it right when the ii came out. The metal shoe is what I wanted. That thing recycles so fast I can shoot at 6.3 fps and it keeps up with camera. I don't need that but it's nice to have a flash that can do that. Then, I bought a 430ex ii to use as a slave to the 580ex ii. The 430ex ii will recycle very quickly too.

I shoot real estate for a living, so having a reliable, fast flash is very important for me. I literally take hundreds of shots a week (sometimes a day) with my flash. I need one that will last. If you don't have as demanding of a need as I do, you may get away with a less expensive one. I would suggest you do your research and read up on the pros and cons. If an after market item damages your camera, you can be certain Canon isn't going to cover the repair even if it is under warranty.


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Dec 22, 2010 09:59 |  #5

Curious about what make & model this is? The only thing I found on Target.com was a listing for a Nikon SB-600 (external link) ($250). Where did you see this? In an ad, or in a store?



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Dec 22, 2010 10:03 |  #6
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I saw it in the camera accessories isle and I believe the company was targus


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Dec 22, 2010 10:19 |  #7

Maybe it's http://www.amazon.com …creativeASIN%3D​B002MZZR04 (external link)


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Dec 22, 2010 11:58 |  #8

londonandlawson wrote in post #11496849 (external link)
I saw it in the camera accessories isle and I believe the company was targus

Targus and Target are different !

At that price point I would be more inclined to get something like a Yongnuo YN465, YN468, etc. than a Targus flash.




  
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Dec 22, 2010 12:13 |  #9

watt100 wrote in post #11497400 (external link)
Targus and Target are different !

Targus is a brand frequently sold through retail chains such as Target.

Here is Adorama's page for that flash unit: http://www.adorama.com …=detailsdisc&sk​u=TGDL20CA (external link)

Looks like a knock-off of a 270EX style speedlite?

For the sub $100 price range, I too would recommend a YN flash...



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Dec 22, 2010 15:38 |  #10

Save your money and get a YN or even better, a canon!


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Dec 22, 2010 15:54 |  #11

ben_r_ wrote in post #11498603 (external link)
Save your money and get a YN or even better, a canon!

Get the "even better" flash. I bought a YN only to have it die after a few months of light use. Get what ya pay for I guess...


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Dec 22, 2010 15:59 |  #12

ajaxthe2nd wrote in post #11498698 (external link)
Get the "even better" flash. I bought a YN only to have it die after a few months of light use. Get what ya pay for I guess...

I picked up a YN-467 (just prior to the release of the 468). The first one I received only worked for about 15 shots, then flat died. I sent it back for an exchange (approx $12 return shipping), and the replacement unit has worked flawless ever since.

You sometimes get what you pay for, and you sometimes get a much better deal! :)



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Dec 22, 2010 18:58 |  #13

One of my YN 560's had been used almost every day, dropped. Broken foot. Replaced, and used daily as an OCF, in a softbox. Works well. Best 70 bucks I've spent in a long time.


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Aug 30, 2011 12:33 |  #14

The model is the Targus DL-20C. Here's the best review I can find:

http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1033&messag​e=30991887 (external link)

I picked one up at a local Target for 29.99 the other. Haven't used it yet, but for $30 couldn't really pass it up.




  
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Aug 30, 2011 21:35 |  #15

http://www.targusdigit​al.com …dept_id=100058&​parent_id= (external link)

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