Yongnuo YN560 Flash for Canon 550d
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01-05-12, 02:16 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
I have two Yongnuo YN560's for Nikon. Excellent value for money at under £50 a pop on eBay. Very straightforward to operate both the power and zoom functions on them. Build quality is as good as if not better than my £250 Metz 58 AF-1. I actually prefer the interface of the YN560 flashes, to the convoluted LCD menu system of the Metz.
As Jet_Kit mentions, these aren't E-TTL flashes, so don't expect accurate exposures on the fly. For controlled conditions like a studio or posed portraiture (in or outdoor), they are perfectly acceptable. Only thing I would say is, before you buy, contact the seller and ask if they have a metal foot plate. The older ones with a plastic foot had an issue with the electronics (cannot remember what now). The issue was fixed in the latter version with the metal foot. I've had mine since January and they've had fairly regular use. Not had any problems with them thus far.
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