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I purchased a Canon camera that allowed me use with a hot shoe mounted flash. A did a search and after seeing the specifications of YongNuo YN-460H l purchased it.
It was compatible to my camera and I installed it and began taking pictures.
The features I liked about the camera was its adjustable power feature. I used it in different mode and liked the adjustable head for bounce flash. Also the adjustable power allowed me to use it as fill with some shots I made in sunlight.
The flash is well- made with a metal reinforced shoe and. It seems to last well on the AA batteries. I did use rechargeable one.
For my use I found it very acceptable and rate it highly.
Excellent Flash Light for so little money!
From the advantages: price, power work, head, which returns, iron mount.
From drawbacks: not very high quality plastic,not reliable cover for battery,due to the high power fast discharging batteries. Overall satisfied!
I am a Portuguese amateur photographer that sometimes enjoys strobbing.
I owe a few os these flash units which so far worked perfectly.
Please bare in mind that this is a MANUAL flash, so those of you who wish to use any "automatic" modes should look somewhere else.
It's easy to work with and extremely versatile (built-in difuser, 2 axis rotating head, robust body and hot shoe).
Works also great under the "slave" mode, although I must say that the red plastic in the front, although looking extremely professional, is a hoax: the light detector is placed in the flash head itself, right beside the flash lamp.
This unit flashes like if the sun was in your living room!
I could not expect more from a product at this price range.
Quite a powerful, head spinning, diffuser and business card as it should, just put up power, skip mode preflash and generally sensitive trap ...
Does not remember the setting when you turn off the power when you turn raises the minimum.
Very good flash for the money. Made by quality - quite on the level of native Canon / Nikon. I think the main advantage of the opportunity to work in slave mode, that is, to stand on the leg (it) and an external flash from vspyha (eg from the flash, the built-in digital camera.) Moreover, this mode has the ability to adjust.
I received the latest revision of this flash, which is pretty impressive. It seems that YN had updated the firmware, and the flash now remembers the last settings.
Build quality is stunning, even better than my Canon 430EXII. The battery compartment is the only complain I have.
Flash power is adequate. Reviews had shown that the guide number in reality is the same as the Canon 430EXII. Hands on testing shows the same conclusion.
It's a manual flash, with no ETTL, HSS and zoom head control. But if those are not what you are looking for, this $40 flash is quite a bargain as a 3rd or 4th flash.
I was very impress by the ease of use on this flash, I own a Nikon SB-700, SB-28dx, and SB-600, and this flash is just as versatile as they are. I use this flash primary as a manual strobist type of work and its functions well for that and the optical trigger is great. Easy to adjust, battery is good and Guide Number is high and love the price tag as well. Overall if you just need a flash for a Flash this is for you.
It's like a strobist was actually on the product development team.
- Metal shoe, I've busted and replaced many shoes on name brand units, this one is indestructible.
- LONG timeout, self shut off is 30 or 60min depending on mode, my silly sb-28's would go into standby every few min when i changed the batteries
- Dead simple, button controls. The nikons are complicated, the vivitars are not buttons
- Great swivel
- Nice flip down diffuser
- Nice stand with needed threaded hole
- BUILT IN SLAVE! that saves you $10 right there, and it's intelligent to work with iTTL pre-flashes
- Fast recharge, you can hear the very unusual switching charging circuit.
- Entertaining manual when read aloud thanks to automated translation.
- no shoe lock
- no pc cord socket
- no zoom (but really you don't need it) (Oh they have a higher end model for only $20 more that has zoom)
Really solid product, thank you for making this.
Great deal for the money. I already had one of the previous model and with the energizer ultra lithium batteries for electronics I get great battery life. It is a manual flash so no TTL metering ( at least with my setup, I don't want to give false info if it is possible) so it takes a little extra thinking/ adjusting for compensating the exposure meter. That being said, its a great alternative to the 1st party flashes that are more then 6x the cost.
The best feature is the Value for the money.
An inexpensive flashlight, the YN460II can work both as a slave and your primary light.
It has enough power, even at median settings, for using it against an umbrella be it a 33" or a 43" one.
The recharge time is fast, and the battery lasts long enough, showing quality electronics inside (efficient high voltage inverter).
I have not used these that long, but I bought several to use as my strobist setup. From what I can tell they will offer the same quality for a much lower cost. I would recommend. the beauty is that I can use 2 at half power and get a faster recycle time. and they still cost less than a canon or nikon flash. I have used these for several weddings and love their performance. Buy these if you need multiple flashes.