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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. Canon’s ETTL(II) flash exposure protocol adjusts everything automatic: flash strength and flash reflector zoom.
One thing, however, does not work with a traditional speedlite: lighting in video mode. A flash needs to recycle between the shots and therefore can’t keep up with the 30 frames per second needed for video.
It’s a lot cheaper (by more than $150) but still fully loaded with professional features like wireless master mode, PC sync port and an external power connector.
The flash was introduced in 2008 as Nissin’s top speedlite model. Mid-range offerings include the Di622 / Di622 Mark II, as well as the Di466 (which is positioned between entry-level and mid-range, technically).
The new model replaces the old SB-600 from 2004. Priced at $329 it’s an expensive flash but it comes with a rich feature set.
The SB-700 flash even changes the rules of the game as it introduces the top-grade feature of a wireless master mode to the middle class. Yes, you can control other speedlights with this new flash, that’s something the precursor was not capable of.
Until November 2011, the Yongnuo YN-468 was the latest addition to the Yongnuo 46-x flash lineup and their 6th model overall.
It is a “strobist” flash (visit strobist.com) with a manual mode down to 1/128 (a first for Yongnuo) and the 2 optical slave modes from its precursors, but it is above all an E-TTL(II) flash that works together with Canon DSLR camera bodies – e.g. the Rebel series – for automatic flash exposure, zoom reflector adjustment and other advanced features.
But how about a TTL flash for under 75$? 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.
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.