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Canon Speedlite 320EX vs 430EX II

The new Canon 320EX “hybrid” flash is the first camera flash with a built-in video light. With the 320EX, Canon launches a 4th model of speedlite flashes. The closest relative to the new 320 EX is the current mid-range model … Continue reading

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In-depth Review of Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash and Video Light (a 430EX II alternative)

The new Canon 320EX (not: ’320EX II’) is the first of a new breed of speedlites providing illumination for photo and video shooting. And – given the advantages this has – it won’t be the last of its kind. In … Continue reading

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Unboxing and quick video review of Canon speedlite 320EX “hybrid” flash and video light

The 320 EX review has been published now!   I bought one of the very first 320EX flashes available on amazon. Quantities are very limited at the moment. Here’s another vid showing the video LED in action:

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MeiKe Speedlite MK-930 Review (Manual Flash)

Chinese photo accessories manufacturer MeiKe have recently released their version of a manual flash, the Meike 930. It’s intended to compete with the Yongnuo YN560 and therefore looks similar from the specs, e.g. regarding the official guide number (which is … Continue reading

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Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Review

The 580EX II is the latest generation flagship model speedlite from Canon. While aiming at the needs of professional photographers it’s certainly compatible with any Canon DSLR, including the entry-level Rebel series bodies. This flash under review is the unofficial … Continue reading

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Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash Review

The 430EX Mark II is the current mid-range flash from Canon. It does everything you expect from an accessory flash: you get a very good range and it works in all camera modes with all shutter speeds your camera offers. … Continue reading

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Nissin Di-866 Flash Review

The Nissin Di866 flash is a professional flash and constitutes a lower priced alternative to the flagship models 580EX II from Canon and the Nikon SB-900. It’s a lot cheaper (by more than $150) but still fully loaded with professional … Continue reading

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Yongnuo Speedlite YN-565 for Canon and Nikon

8/26: Go here for the YN-565 in-depth review. Update from 8/22: The Yongnuo YN-565 for Canon is now available from the manufacturer store on eBay for $180 with free shipping as well as from other sellers! 8/22: YN-565 on amazon … Continue reading

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Flash Finder For Canon and Nikon

In the navigation bar you find now the Flash for Canon overview with info on 30+ ETTL (II) enabled speedlites. The Flash for Nikon speedlight guide lists 26 i-TTL flashes to choose from, both new and used models. And a … Continue reading

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Yongnuo Compatibility with Canon DSLR

Yongnuo provides only partial compatibility information for their Canon ETTL speedlites. A lot of combinations are neither officially compatible nor incompatible – e.g. 600D with YN-465, Rebel T3 with YN-468, or 550D with YN467. To help with transparency actual user … Continue reading

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