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    Flashgun/LED advice

    I need a reasonable budget flashgun(or LED array) for my D600 and have a budget upto £100 to £120. Its only for the occasional portrait or group shot - I am a bit out of the loop on this,so would appreciate any suggestions! I have been looking at the Godox and Yongnuo flashguns.


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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Yonguo are fine as are Nissin, I use two Nissin on my macro rig, pretty nice, very fast cycle time, well balanced.

    But forget LED !! Terrible.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Agreed on Yongnuo and Nissin - both fine choices if you are avoiding (overpriced) Nikon, Canon, etc type guns. Have used both, own neither but would buy if I needed.

    Dunno about LED arrays. I've seen mixed (at best) comments, but never tried 'em.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    .... I use two Nissin on my macro rig, ....
    I use Canon Twinflash.

    It's extremely good .... but my wallet still hasn't forgiven me and I have to spend half an hour chasing it round the house every time I mention the camera shop. By 'eck can that little blighter move.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Any specific models that either of you have used?? Its mostly just for some portrait work,and fill-in flash in backlit conditions.


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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Nissin Di622 MKII here.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    I've been using Godox for the past two years. Great product! (built in 2.4Ghz is amazing vs say Yongnuo where you need an extra part to trigger)

    Godox TT685N can be had for under 100

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BGG_NI0BOZg/

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Thanks for the replies!! Where did you buy your flashguns from?


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    Both 2nd hand ebays

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Thanks for the replies!! Where did you buy your flashguns from?
    Bought a 2 set flash and trigger from Amazon, then spied a 3rd flash on eBay at a knockout price of 80, at the time that was a killer price.

    Got my AD360 from tomtop.com

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Any specific models that either of you have used?? Its mostly just for some portrait work,and fill-in flash in backlit conditions.
    They belonged to someone else, and I don't remember model num's, I'm afraid. It was several years ago so may have changed anyway. They were both, I remember, about 1 down from top of range.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Thanks,I have decided to get the Godox TT685.


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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    We do, of course expect a mini-review.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    We do, of course expect a mini-review.
    Sure. I apparently also found out some of the Neewer flashguns are actually the same as Godox ones but cheaper.

    An example is the Godox V860(the MK1 verson) and the Neewer TT860!

    BTW,I have done some research into NIMH batteries to use too. Apparently the best are Eneloops,which are made in Japan,but it appears many of them are rebadged and can be had cheaper.

    There is this is website which tracks literally all the rebadged Eneloop batteries:

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    This one has detailed discharge cycles and a comparison tool:

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    Looking at that the IKEA LADDA batteries are the cheapest Eneloop rebrands you can get:

    https://petapixel.com/2018/02/16/ene...a-5-batteries/

    AmazonBasics batteries appear to Eneloop rebrands too(as long as they say they are made in Japan).

    Doing some more research it seems these batteries are gen3/gen4 Eneloop Pro batteries:

    https://www.7dayshop.com/products/fu...ecr6fuj-2550x2

    So I am going to order a set of those.

    Now I need to find a decent charger.
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    I must have 12 sets of four of these :

    https://www.7dayshop.com/products/7d...dayaa29004case

    Cheap, powerful and work really well.

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    Re: Flashgun/LED advice

    Actually for rechargeable batts, the £4.99 ones from Ikea are the best

    I've been using this charger for years.
    http://www.mahaenergy.co.uk/products...l-fast-charger
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