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very good unit
on 11 December 2013
Very well made, with a heavy cable connecting head and control unit. leather bag has a divider so the head and control do not rub each other in storage - a nice touch.
In ETTL mode, camera and unit communicate well, with the camera showing any flash compensation and the control unit showing selected camera aperture. Note: be sure to clear any camera 'external flash settings' or the unit and camera will be fighting each other, with one trying to set say, a + compensation and the other something different.
One one test, I had the camera set to manual, 250th. sec. and varied the aperture from one extreme to the other while taking a macro shot of the same object. Except for the depth of field, the results were virtually identical, well exposed.
The selected adapter ring stores on the head unit with the thread protected on the inside.
The light output can be varied from 1-8 on either side, both on, or only one side on.
You can use strobe mode, with a long exposure and up to 199 flashes, or take three shots in succession with minus, normal and positive compensation.
Has a built in 'headlight' for focusing in the dark.
In short, best flash I've come across at this price.