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What are some affordable but reliable 3rd party flash for Canon?

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mk5gti,

I just recently got the (yongnuo) YN-460 manual flash from ebay for only $40USD shipped

there is a newer version YN-460 Mark II (faster recycle time, more power, etc) and the TTL version YN-465.. YN-467 seems new and i haven't read about it yet.. it might be the canon equivalent though.. anyway.. i don't mind the manual settings on the 460 since it's for bounce flash anyway.. my friend has the 465 but IMO it wasn't worth double the price.. just my 2 cents

the RF-602s from dealextreme work great too!!
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Just got my YN-465 as well. I think it's pretty good, build is decent.. the controls are easy to use and it's a lot lighter the my buddy's 580ex 2 I was borrowing. Not really into flash right now but this is coming in handy.

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thanks for all the reply and suggestion :!:

was thinking about the Vivatar or the Lumopro before, but after seeing the 2previous replies, i start looking at the Yongnuo 465 as well. with ETTL and full manual control for $77


Majic, where did you find the 460 for half of the price of 465? so ~$35 :?:

I have just did your research on the RF602, seems to be everybody's favourite, but $63 with 2 receiver from ebay is the fair going rate for these triggers?
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If you buy bulk, you'll save.

Depends on who you buy them from.

I got my 2 sets of 1 trigger, 1 reciever, each set of RF-602's for $60 cad. $53 USD equivalent at the time.
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Just got my YN-465 as well. I think it's pretty good, build is decent.. the controls are easy to use and it's a lot lighter the my buddy's 580ex 2 I was borrowing. Not really into flash right now but this is coming in handy.

bought from these guys
http://stores.shop.ebay.ca/hkyongnuopho ... QQ_armrsZ1
wiked.. i have a 580ii but use it only on cam, i will grab 4 of these with the 4 trigger remote for under 300 shipped...
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wiked.. i have a 580ii but use it only on cam, i will grab 4 of these with the 4 trigger remote for under 300 shipped...
keep in mind i'm a complete flash noob.. but it does the job for me.. not sure what true "flash" users think about this stuff.. but i've read a bit on strobist and flickr groups and people seem pretty happy with the stuff..
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mk5gti wrote:
Feb 8th, 2010 12:52 pm
Majic, where did you find the 460 for half of the price of 465? so ~$35 :?:

I have just did your research on the RF602, seems to be everybody's favourite, but $63 with 2 receiver from ebay is the fair going rate for these triggers?
YN-465: $71USD

YN-460: $41USD

almost half of the price .. about 58%.. better? :twisted:
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What about size - I've read that the Sigma EF-530 Super DG is a pretty hefty/large flash for casual on-camera use. How does it compare to the Canon 430EXII?

(sorry - I haven't been able to get out to a camera store to compare them in person).
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Thanks Majic,

how does these compare to a 160w cheap studio flash in terms of power/output? i never look into those big units becoz of space and portability.


oh, also is the 460 II capability of fine tuning output level worth the extra @ $60? with the 460, it just shoot in full power?
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Thanks majic,

how does these compare to a 160w cheap studio flash in terms of power/output? i never look into those big units becoz of space and portability.
no clue :confused:
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oh, also is the 460 II capability of fine tuning output level worth the extra @ $60? with the 460, it just shoot in full power?
i'm starting out so to me, no.. i'd rather have 2 x 460s for strobist stuff..

460 has 7 power levels: full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/6, 1/32, 1/64

depending on ceiling height, for bounce i'm often between 1/2 and full power, sometimes shooting backwards a bit..

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