Excerpt: I am using this flash with a remote cable to shoot off-camera with the Canon G12 at flower shows and similar situations. I keep on a simple diffuser I made with the cover of a box of slides. This is a very basic flash unit but the whole setup does its job: it's small, light, does not call attention to itself and it gives better quality than the built-in flash. It's too early for a reliability judgement. I would consider a more powerful unit for longer distance subjects.
Excerpt: The product is easy to use. It performs how the description said it would. I'm not too familiar with external flashes and did not know quite where to start, and this is a decent beginner external flash. I'm happy about it, and the only thing that I could possibly find wrong with it is that the flash itself is a little bulky for how simple it is. Other than that, I would buy this product again, especially for the reasonable price and easiness to use.
Excerpt: Look out Canon, Vivitar has just kicked your but! Working with DSLR's from Sony, Sigma, and Canon; shooting events, parties, in low light or sunsets and trying to minimize my overhead, I stumbled onto this SpeedLite. I needed another E-TTL unit. One that operated as a Canon SpeedLite, worked with my equipment, and wouldn't empty my PayPal account. Congrates Vivitar!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Priced right, Versatile
Excerpt: This flash performs as promised. It's easy to use and works great for posed shots. I would not recommend it for sports photography because of it's recycle time. It's an overall good bang for your buck.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight