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good alternative to Canon 580EX
on 18 October 2012
I am a pro photographer I bought this flash when one of my canon 580EX died and didn't fancy spending £600 for a new Canon flash thought for £120 the Yongnuo was worth a go even if it didn't last long. Flash arrived next day and build quality is fine some features better than Canon. You don't have to press a button to swivel the head. The mount shoe has a screw not a lever as on Canon so is much faster to use. It does not do high speed sync but I tend to use only manuel so not a big issue. Works fine on 7D using ETTL. I use it mostly on Calumet Pro Series radio triggers and have had no problems although would not work on a Pocket Wizzard trigger. I think the power output control is better than the Canon 580 also has audio recharge warning which is useful on some jobs. If you are looking to do multi flash jobs would recommend the Yongnuo as a cheaper option to Canon especially now they are so expensive, you can buy five Yongnuo for the price of a 580.