purchasing external flash unit


ed9119

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#2
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 ?
 

boonsong

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#3
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.
 

HVB88

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#4
- Try on camera, snap... and check the exposure
- Try wireless (set as slave)
 

eleveninth

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#6
check the PC sync terminal. and whatever they have said. ^
 

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