I purchased this because it seemed to be a very good flash for the price, I expected it to be built cheaply or something for the price but this is definitely a good strong flash to use especially for portraits. Some people said it was difficult to screw the flash onto the hotshoe securely but i dont have any problem with it it seems fine to me. recycle time can be slow unless batteries are new, HIGHLY recommend getting high power batteries such as NiMh's to cut down on the charge time between shots. other than that it provides an excellent fill light for portaits as well as product photo with the correct setup you can do a lot with this. if you had two of these you could use one as side lighting off camera and one on camera thought that was a cool feature, that of course works with any flash just put it on slave.
The first one I received failed after a few uses but Overstock replaced it promptly. I have used the new one frequently since receiving it with no issues. If you are like me and just getting into DSLR photography and don't want to spend huge amounts of money during your learning curve then I have no problem suggesting this flash.
I wish I would have spent a little more and gotten a better quality item. Batteries exploded in item. I only use new batteries and this has never happened to me before on any product. Now after I use I remove batteries. The item DOES WORK WELL though. So I can't fault it for that. However it seems rather flimzy and I wouldn't use it for out-and-about photography. It suits my needs for family gatherings or night parties, but if you can get a more expensive item I would recommend you do that.
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