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    Default purchasing external flash unit

    What do you guys check when you are purchasing a flash unit?

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    Default Re: purchasing external flash unit

    1. can fire off
    2. can ttl with cam ?
    3. does it have good to have features ? - eg built in bounce card and/or diffuser , variable output control etc etc
    4. can tilt and swivel the flash head ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: purchasing external flash unit

    Quote Originally Posted by ITphobia View Post
    What do you guys check when you are purchasing a flash unit?
    -able to fire consistently all the time
    -consistent ttl output, and flash exposure compensation is working.
    -output power close to guide number
    -infra-red assist focusing is working
    -if the flash has AUTO mode, you might want to test it as well. It can be a life saver when you change camera systems in an emergency.

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    Default Re: purchasing external flash unit

    - Try on camera, snap... and check the exposure
    - Try wireless (set as slave)
    Your fastest camera is as fast as your slowest lens

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    Default Re: purchasing external flash unit

    check if the flash come with battery.
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    Default Re: purchasing external flash unit

    check the PC sync terminal. and whatever they have said. ^

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