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.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.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. 1. Price is high.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