Excerpt: I wish flashes were less money, but they aren't. This one is a reasonable price for a great quality flash. It is important to not cheap out on a flash. If you are going to spend the money, you might as well spend a little more and get a better quality one.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: My first Speedlite, so exciting! There is quite a steep learning curve, but thanks to youtube and the manual, I am getting it figured out. The bounce flash ability is improving my indoor shots immeasurably!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I am a hobby user and with a new baby on the way and rather than spend a bunch of cash on a new faster lens for all the lower light photo's i'd be taking, I decided to try and expand my ability and get into flash photography.<br /><br />I'm still learning how to get the most out of it for off camera purposes, but it can be used as a slave with my on camera flash as the master which is cool for a novice like me.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
Excerpt: Bought this as my first flash unit, not knowing a lot about flashes but knowing I probably wouldn't be happy with a generic off-brand unit. For a first go-round, I've been pretty happy with this flash. It does exactly as advertised and while the bigger ones may have more power and more features, I find this one gets everything done that I can reasonably expect. The controls, like most Canon controls, take a little time to learn. Once there though, it's pretty literal.
Pros: Quiet, Superior build quality
Cons: No external power, no sync cable hookup, Slow recycling time
Excerpt: While this unit is a bit underpowered for my use as a wedding photographer, it does make a good slave flash for multi-flash setups, which are nice to have during wedding receptions.<br /><br />My only complaint is that it can't act as a master, like the 580exII or 600EX-RT, but for the price, I guess that's to be expected. Still, I was able to complete a wedding once when my 580exII got fried, and I was glad to have it!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Excerpt: I am a first time DSLR user. i purchased this canon flash, because of wireless flash capability of this flash and its better compatibility with canon DSLR. So far I am happy with my purchase, except 2 issue. <br />1. Price is high.<br />2. I am not able to use 2nd curtain firing. Whenever I program my camera for 2nd curtain firing, it fires twice. both on first and 2nd curtain. I am not sure, if it is a camera deficiency or flash problem.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output