What flash Canon buy? Comparison of flashes

What Canon flash to buy? Comparison of flashes

What Canon flash to buy? Days ago published in this blog an article in which he made a comparison of flashes of strobist .

As a complement to this article I propose to compare 4 flashes for Canon, the objective of this article is that it can serve as a guide when buying a flash for Canon .

As you know, there are a lot of alternatives in the market to those of the brand, we are going to compare 4 of the flashes dedicated to this brand that I have been able to test with my own hands.

The flashes that we will discuss in this comparison are the following:

Flash Canon 430 EX-II : One of the best-selling Canon flashlights for mid-level or advanced photographers, also one of the best-selling for Canonists.

 

Flash Metz 52 AF-1 : Respected by all users due to the trajectory of Metz, one of the proper names within lighting. The first flash in the world with a touch screen.

 

Flash Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II : The flagship of the Yongnuo flashes , the YN 568 EX-II captures all the necessary functions that professional photographers need for their strobist sessions. Ingenious because in addition this flash destined to Canon includes compatibility in slave TTL with Nikon flashes or dedicated for Nikon.

 

Voeloon V760 Flash for Canon : The flash less known in Spain within this range, but perhaps the one with the best quality / price / function ratio, according to my opinion. The Voaloon V760 is an ingenious flash that has a guide number of 60, supports flash exposure synchronization in HSS mode, covers up to 180mm and includes the master flash function.

 

Voeloon V760 Flash for Canon:

The Voaloon V760 flash for Canon includes all the advanced functions . It has a coverage of 180mm and a maximum guide number of 60, includes the wireless master flash function and supports synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for having all the advanced functions, giving a coverage of up to NG 60 and the handling of the functions is very logical, the most usable of the flashes of this comparison.

Taking into account that it is the most powerful, the one that reaches the maximum in mm has and that includes all the functions, I think it is the best option considering the price-quality ratio.

Voaloon V760 price when writing this article 199 Euros

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, manual flash, multi flash or strobe.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master, wireless slave, optical slave.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, exposure bracketing with flash, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 180mm.

 

Additional features: It has pc-sync port and port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 2 seconds.

 

Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II Flash for Canon:

The Yongnuo Yn 568 EX-II flash for Canon includes all advanced functions. It has a coverage of 105mm and a maximum guide number of 58, includes the wireless master flash function and supports the synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for having all the advanced functions, giving a power of up to NG 58 and being compatible at the same time with Canon and Nikon flashes in dedicated TTL mode, ETTL, ETTL-II and i-TTL.

Considering that it is one of the most powerful, the compatibility with Nikon and Canon at the same time and its reduced price is perhaps the most interesting option.

Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, i-TTL, manual flash, multi flash or strobe.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master, wireless slave, optical slave.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, exposure bracketing with flash, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 105mm.

 

Additional features: It has pc-sync port and port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 2 seconds.

 

TTL compatibility: This flash stands out for being compatible in wireless slave mode with Canon and Nikon flashes at the same time. At the moment there is no version YN 568 EX-II for Nikon .

Yongnuo YN 568 EX-II Flash for Canon

Flash Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1:

The Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 flash for Canon includes almost all advanced functions . It has a coverage of 105mm and a maximum guide number of 52, includes the wireless master flash function and supports synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for having a touch screen to control all the functions, giving a power of up to NG 52 and the own modeling light function of Metz.

Bearing in mind that Metz is one of the most reliable manufacturers of flashes worldwide, a good price and the list of functions included in the Metz 52 AF-1 is also a good option.

This model also includes a USB port to update the firmware at any time and thus be able to solve functions that have not been contemplated for not existing at the time of release.

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, manual flash.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master, wireless slave, optical slave.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, exposure bracketing with flash, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 105mm.

 

Additional features: It does not have a pc-sync port or port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 3 seconds. Excellent in terms of modeling light and fidelity of color temperature.

Touch screen: The Metz 52 AF-1 is the world’s first flash that incorporates the touch screen to control all functions.

 

 

Flash Canon 430 EX-II vista trasera

Canon Speedlite 430 EX-II:

The Canon Speedlite 430 EX-II flash has the fewest functions . It has a coverage of 105mm and a maximum guide number of 43, does not include the wireless master flash function but supports the synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode.

This flash stands out for its reliability and its absolute success in the color temperature and the ETTL-II. The maximum power of NG 43 is very just and is missing more power, access to a PC-sync port and external power through batteries.

Considering that it is the most expensive, the one that has the lowest power and that does not include all the functions, I think it is the most capricious option if we look at the price-quality ratio.

Available flash modes : TTL, ETTL, ETTL-II, manual flash.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless slave, optical slave with adapter for that purpose.

 

Advanced functions: Synchronization of the exposure with flash in HSS mode, FEL, FEC, first and second curtain synchronization, zoom coverage up to 105mm.

 

Additional features: It does not have a pc-sync port or port for powering through external batteries. Recycling the flash at full power very fast, up to 2 seconds.

Canon Speedlite 430 EX-II

 

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