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Offline Jimmer

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Flash recommendation
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:01:59 PM »
Hi all,

I have just used the on-board flash on my T2i.  I would like to get a nicer unit to place on top of the camera.  I do not want to spend the $$ for Canon units, so I'm looking at the Yongnuo YN-560 III and the YN-565 EX.  Can anyone help give me guidance on these?  I believe they are much the same, but the 565EX might have a little more features?

First, will both work on the top of my T2i?  Second, what additional features will the 565EX give me over the 560 III?  I believe it's only another $20 or so to upgrade to the 565EX....so I would assume even a modest feature addition is worth the $20?  Please describe what these features would do for me...I'm still mostly a beginner.  I won't be setting up light boxes, etc...I'm not doing professional studio photography...

Am I barking up the wrong tree with these Yongnuos?  They seem to get pretty good reviews?

Thanks for any advice!
Canon T2i, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Canon 55-250, Canon 50mm f/1.8

Offline zubbuz

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Re: Flash recommendation
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 11:48:03 PM »
Those are both great flashes and quite a few people here have them. I think the primary difference (off the top of my head) is that the 565 is ETTL, ie it can automatically meter etc, whereas the 560 is fully manual.

Fully manual isn't as scary as it sounds when it comes to flashes as it is always best to learn lighting manually anyway, but with the 565 it will have manual and auto modes so you do have the best of both worlds...
You are young. Life has been kind to you. You will learn.

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Offline ereuter

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Re: Flash recommendation
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 05:21:16 AM »
If you don't care about the ETTL functions, one nice benefit to the 560-III is that it has a built-in radio receiver.  You can get a RF-603 (you have to buy them in pairs, but they also make great wireless shutter releases) and trigger it with that.

I use an RF-603 on the camera for both shutter release and flash trigger (simultaneously), another 603 in my hand to trigger the camera, and the YN-560 III off camera in radio mode.