Info on Flash Speedlight Products
Speedlights and flashguns: Which do you choose?
Looking for info on flash speedlight products and where to buy them? Maybe you just want information on how they work? Either way, please use the links below. They will take you to either the manufacturer's site or a more detailed review site.
I have included just the top brands in the market for now. The reason being, in my opinion, if you were to use a very cheap 3rd party flash unit, you would only end up buying a better one later anyway.
Think big ; )
If a flashgun does not do what you want and produces poor lighting for your photography, it can be frustrating. You tend to blame yourself for the results. Invest in a decent unit and you will never leave home without it!
Before you click away, here's a quick money saving tip
If you are looking at the excellent Canon Speedlights, flashguns from the Sigma EF DG Super range match it pretty well. At a much lower cost too. I have used both and there is not much between them in terms on functionality and quality of light output.
Before you decide to buy a speedlight, think about what you will use it for. If you are simply after a basic flashgun for occasional use, a basic model will do. However, I would still say go for a well-known brand.
If you need a more creative speedlight or flashgun...
Ask yourself the following;
Two excellent examples for the Canon EOS range would be the older Canon 580EXII, the Canon EX range or the cheaper but "does the same job" Sigma EF-*** DG Super range. (*** current updated range number)
Finally, before you buy, if you haven't done so already, check out more info on other flash speedlight pages:
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