Reviews :: Hot shoe flashes (Speedlights)

May 08 2012
ikon Speedlight SB-900 is known as a great flash gun loaded with an excellent set of features, but unfortunately, it tends to overheat when pushed hard enough...
Apr 23 2012
Nissin offers a full range of hot-shoe flash units, from compact and basic Di28 to professional level Di866 Mark II. In this review, we compare the current flagship flash Di866 Mark II with the mid-range Di622 Mark II...
Mar 09 2012
With the announcement of Speedlite 600EX-RT, Canon has significantly raised the bar in the world of hot-shoe flashes. The non-radio version, Speedlite 600EX, has also been released in a number of countries...
Jan 27 2012
There are quite a few cheaper alternatives to Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash on the market today. In this review, we compare this flash to Nissin Di622 Mark II. While these flash guns have a number of matching characteristics, they are quite different, so knowing the differences is important if you are trying to choose between these two mid-range flashes...
Nov 29 2011
When it is time to buy a new flash, many people ask themselves similar questions. Should I go for a high-end unit? Will a mid-range flash be enough for me? How many extra features do I get for the extra money I spend? If you are a Nikon user, this article will help you answer these questions...
Mar 10 2011
Speedlight SB-700 is the Nikon's new mid-range flash gun that has replaced Nikon Speedlight SB-600 unit. SB-600, however, will be still available new and used for quite some time, so photographers are faced with the question whether to go for a newer model or save money and opt for the discontinued unit...
Feb 08 2011
Canon's ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight Canon Speedlite 270EX flash is replaced by Canon Speedlite 270EX II. Since the new flash carries the Mark II designation, it is not very different from the original version the main characteristics of both units are the same. For some premium...
Jan 22 2011
Bower SFD728 is an inexpensive digital flash that for the price (currently around $60) offers quite a few features including flash exposure compensation, auto-focus assist beam, and second curtain synchronization. Unlike other inexpensive flashes that go down the manual mode road, Bower SFD728 is fully automatic...
Jun 29 2010
LumoPro LP160 flash unit has been recently released to replace the older LP120 model. LP160 is a manual flash that, despite a relatively low price point, brings you the power comparable to the Canon's and Nikon's flagships, along with a quad sync capability...
Apr 30 2010
Nikon Speedlight SB-600 is a compact, yet powerful, flash gun, which is loaded with lots of features. Released in 2004, it gained a lot of popularity and respect among the Nikon users for its consistent performance and high quality...
Dec 15 2009
In this review, we compare Canon Speedlite 580EX II and Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 flash units that are direct competitors on the market. Both flashes are of the highest quality and loaded with many useful features...
Nov 18 2009
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 is the best dedicated digital flash made by Metz so far. It has an impressive set of features that includes second curtain synchronization, high speed sync, wireless functions, multi-zone auto-focus assist, etc...

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