Tag Archives: i-TTL
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 ‘strobist’ list is in the works – expect more info on Yongnuo, LumoPro, the old Nikon speedlights and some other models, e.g. the 285HV.
The new model replaces the old SB-600 from 2004. Priced at $329 it’s an expensive flash but it comes with a rich feature set.
The SB-700 flash even changes the rules of the game as it introduces the top-grade feature of a wireless master mode to the middle class. Yes, you can control other speedlights with this new flash, that’s something the precursor was not capable of.
Yongnuo currently offers 3 different TTL flashes, all part of the 460 line which means they share the casing and overall design. Among them, the YN465 is the simplest and cheapest (and my favorite), while the YN468 is the most advanced with an LCD screen on the back, but it’s also the only one that’s available for Canon only.
The Metz ‘mecablitz’ brand has a long history of flash manufacturing and their speedlites are high tech products: feature packed, deeply integrated into the camera makers’ digital TTL systems and with the reputation of a manufacturer who has been at the forefront of innovation for decades.
The Metz 48 AF-1 represents the last generation of mid-range flashes from Metz, and was replaced in late 2010 by its successor Metz 50 AF-1 that features some detail improvements (e.g. a metal flash foot).
The instruction manual of the SB-700 is available for download now from Nikon, and I could finally have a look at the guide number table. Before, all that was known was the GN at 35mm FX, and sadly that GN of 28 (m) is lower than the one of the SB-600 (GN30) it replaces.
But in contrast to the 600 there is sensor size detection available on the SB700 now, which means that it does not zoom to the 50mm reflector position when a 50mm lens is used with a DX camera like the D7000 or D90, but it zooms to around 70-75.
But how about a TTL flash for under 75$? With an additional “M” mode for “strobist” photography on top? That’s what you get with the Yongnuo YN-465!
The YN465, the first TTL model from the Chinese photo accessories company, is basically a TTL-enabled YN460. It is available in a Canon E-TTL (II) version or as a Nikon i-TTL model.
What are the new features of the SB-700 over the SB-600 that it replaces and how does it hold up against its big brother SB-900? Together with the specs (combined from various countries’ Nikon websites and now verified through hands-on testing) you’ll find here a side by side comparison post.
Nikon SB-700 versus SB-600
The SB-700 (shipping since December 2010) is the new mid-range offering from Nikon. It replaces the SB-600 which was introduced back in 2004 and itself replaced the SB-50DX from 2001. It features the same i-TTL technology as the SB-600 but drops all support for previous TTL generations.
It’s an upgraded YN-465, featuring an auto zoom reflector covering 24-85mm (or around 16-56mm for APS-C bodies). The 2 optical slave modes – known from the YN-460 (II) – are also back on the list. Finally, you can set a flash exposure compensation on the unit direct, and not only on the camera body.
Here you can find the instruction manual of the Yongnuo YN-465. Simply click on the preview images for the big versions.
Pages 1 and 2
Safety warnings, speedlite parts and their functions, control buttons, installing batteries, powering on
Pages 3 and 4
TTL mode, M, test flash, setting flash functions from camera menu, standby, overheating protection, bounce flash, bounce card
Pages 5 and 6
Wide angle diffuser, rear curtain synch, flash exposure lock Nikon / Canon, AF assist light, flash exposure compensation, specifications, trouble shooting
My Yongnuo YN-467 has arrived today – super fast shipping from Hong Kong, I had bought it just 8 days ago from the manufacturer’s store on eBay! First impression is rather good, just like the other speedlites from the 460 series from China. I will start testing very soon, here’s an ‘unboxing video’ to kick the series off.
Go here for the full review of the Yongnuo 467 – there were some interesting discoveries during the tests.