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Does the job
on 22 May 2012
This will not do iTTL. Fit it to the hot shoe of whatever camera you have, film or digital, press the shutter and it will fire. If you do film work it's very old fashioned working with GN numbers etc and making adjustments by trial and error.
If you have a digital camera set your ISO speed, and take a test shot, review the test shot on the back of your camera and make any adjustment using the + or - buttons on the back of this unit. It's dead simple.
But after playing around with it, take this flash off your camera, swith it to S2 mode and set it where you want it to be, in relation to your subject. This way you have a value for money off-camera flash that will be triggered when your on-camera (iTTL or built in pop-up flash) fires. It's got all the movements any other speedlight has, so bouncing is as it should be.
My recommendation for a budget indoor setup would be to use this unit on a sub-£10 light stand, a brolly holder to fit to the top of the stand, a budget brolly, then set this unit on top of the brolly/ light stand and shoot through the attached brolly - you'll get fabulous results for under 50 notes. Just remember to set the flash on your camera to around -1 stop (experiment until you get a pleasing setup.)
Not really a speedlight, not really for mounting on your camera, but a good off-camera main light if your prepared to experiment.
My main speedlight is the Nissin excellent Di866 for my Nikon and Neewer TT560 is used as a slave unit - as such it works well with some experimentation (test shots.)