Excerpt: Don't have the slip out problems on the hot shoe others describe, didn't need to express an over abundance of torque to achieve this either... two finger tight. TTL-II Response is good. Covered the bright orange ready light with a square of electrical tape.. it is very bright. Have gone through 200 shots so far and batteries are still going.. Perfpower AA.. Occasionally refuses to turn off.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Excerpt: Extremely overexposed all shots. Sent it back to TOCAD and they said it needed a firmware upgrade for the new Canon products. Now waiting for them to send a new unit, whenever that is, who knows. Probably works on older Canon models, but cannot say for sure. The size is perfect however.
Excerpt: Use it mainly for indoors close range photography and as fill flash outdoors. Recycle time can be trying sometimes but if you chimp like I do it shouldn't be a problem. <br /><br />This isn't fancy, but it more than gets the job done. Great bang for the buck and truly is pocketable as the hotshoe folds into the case.<br /><br />Works well when you bounce it off a ceiling or attach a cheapo bounce card (aka an index card) like I do.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: This was my first flash I bought, I was looking for something small and lightweight. It does a very good job. But now that I'm getting to know better the capabilities of other products I think this is a little expensive for what it does, and the biggest con is that in only swivels in one direction, it would be a lot better if swivels in its own axis
Excerpt: Bought this as an additional TTL flash for on camera use. Did not wok properly in TTL. Very wak output. Sent it in to have it checked by Sunpak and they said they adjusted it. Same thing. Sent it back for refund.
Summary: I use three of these all the time on a G12, 5D, 30D, 40D and 60D. I have a Sto-Fen Diffuser on two with one using an amber gel, a third as-is w/o diffuser for more power/reach usually outdoors. In most situations, the diffuser is a key part. Get it. Most of my photography is journalism/candid lifestyle indoor/outdoor in all kinds of conditions. Wide to mid reach lenses. This flash is great for fill on faces, short range bounce, etc.
Pros: Excellent flash, I have used three of them for years now. It's compact and light, it is reliable and it can take a drop onto concrete and keep working. It folds up small. It recharges within 4 seconds or less with eneloop batteries and will go all day. (I typically run it -1,-2 stops so it cycles/lasts faster/longer.) The controls are easy to use/understand but I control it with the camera settings. The built-in diffuser is OK but I strongly suggest the Sto-Fen diffus...
Cons: My main gripe is that it has no locking pin in the shoe mount. It relies on a threaded collar ring to stay in place with friction and this will work its way loose over time and you will get underpowered flashes until you push it forward again and retighten. Second gripe is that the Ready light is extremely bright and stays on or blinks constantly which is a problem at night. I covered mine with black gaffer tape with a few pin holes so I can still see the indicator. S...