Summary: I got mine off ebay, in almost new condition. Works fine either TTL/manual on my Nikons, not so fine as SB600, but then again it is 100$ cheaper. What I lack mainly is manual control over the zoom head when on or off camera, and the issues below. It has a standby mode that requires you to push a button after a few mins for it to wake up, rather annoying when working off camera, and you can't turn standby off.
Pros: Worth the price, even for a new unit
Cons: No manual zoom when on/off camera; acceptable build quality
Summary: Works great and is cheaper than the similarly spec'd canon speed lights. Even illumination and the ability to work as a slave flash is awesome. Can be easily controlled from the menu in the 60D and the buttons in the back are intuitive enough without a display - with the LED color change depicting mode of operation. The head can be turned 90deg in either side, cannot be turned all the way around which can be done with some canon models.
Summary: I bought this flash to start doing strobist work with my Canon EOS 1100D. I considered the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II, 430 EX II the NISSIN Di866 M2 and Di622 M2. After a lot of research the reasons why I picked this flash are: - It's as powerful as the Canon 430 EX II (actually just a wee bit more powerful) - Costs 60% of the 430 which is about the same price as the 866, and it's 40% of the 580 EX II - TTL and it's an optical slave - Does everything the 430 EX II can...
Summary: Got this piece from a local vendor in bangalore as I was in a hurry. All my doubts cleared the moment I started using this with my Canon 550D. The build quality is fine. Should last good.It has retractable diffuser and white reflector. Can rotate 270 and swivel 90. The controls are simple. Has 4 modes for Auto, Digital, Film and Slave. Also you can setup manual levels too. This lens is ETTL compatible and works well with my stock 18-55 canon lens.
Summary: This is really an excellent product. Best product for a starter at this rate.Less noice when compaired to other flash's of this range. I really loved the product & more over excellent service & packing by Flipkart.
Summary: Powerful flash, more than the rated Guide Number 44 (ISO 100) at 105mm, though slightly noisy, providing an audible cue. Sturdy construction. Essential buttons with coloured LED indicators, no LCD panel, that can be seen clearly in the dark and from a distance. Doesn't detect nor adjust for sensor size, i.e. APS-C. In digital slave mode, synchronises with the Canon's every time. No other attachments required.
Compete's Canon 430 EX & wins because of value for money
Swapnil Shahane, flipkart.com
18 January 2011
Summary: For 8000 it is the best flash available for canon slr's with E-ttl. Automatic mode is so efficient that u dont have to do anything explicit except attaching flash to camera. Build quality is great. Check out all the reviews available on internet u wont be disappointed.
Summary: This is an excellent flash and a very good (and cheaper) alternative to Nikon SB-600. It is a perfect companion to my Nikon D5000. I would recommend this flash to any DSLR owner. The flash head can be turned in all 4 directions (up-down and left-right). This allows the flash to be used creatively. Straight on flash is not recommended in all scenarios. Bounching light off ceiling, walls, etc will result in much better and natural looking pictures.
Summary: I had ordered this product for Nikon on 10/Sept/2012 and expected delivery date was 17/Sept/2012 but due to flight cancellation it arrived at 19/Sept/2012 which was still good,atfirst I put on new Nimh batteries and it didnt start up,I thought it was a defective piece I got,however after charging the battery fully it worked absolutely fine.I tested the flash with a Nikon D7000 and its really a good flashgun for the money spent.