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Nikon SB910 vs Yongnuo


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I did not see a place for Flash so I post this here. Looking for an external flash for my D5600. Budget will not allow new Nikon SB-5000 so I have been looking at used SB-910. In reading I have seen the Yongnuo YN-568EX compared to the SB910 and another Yongnuo 685 (maybe newer) for around $100.00. The used SB910 that I see are around $200.00. For now this will be just family gatherings and granddaughter when inside this winter. So multiple flash and recharge time are not a huge thing, as time goes I hope to get to the point to be able to make some money for shoots but that is many clicks away.

My biggest concern with the Yongnuo is that even though it is for the Nikon it does not change according to what you do in the camera setting. that is a must in my decision of a lens. I think the 685 stated it had TTL so I would think it does act according to the camera settings or is that or can that be separate?

If the Yongnuo or other brand will do the automatic with the camera at half the price of the used Nikon, it would be good for now, if not automatic I guess I will continue to look for the used SB-910. I have read the SB900 had heat problems, but really don't think that would come into play with what I am doing now.

Any suggestions will be appreciated .



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Third party products are no solutions for me… but then I may
not have the same budget restrictions or the same technical
expectations.

There are native features that may not be supported with third
party products, that may suffice for now but one will grow and
the money spent on inadequate gear is lost.



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Some folks here on the forums use Yongnuo or other Chinese flashes and report good results.A number of them swear by those flashes.

 

I tend to agree with Nikon Shooter about such things. All my flashes are Nikon branded and, knock on wood, have served me well. A good, relatively inexpensive Nikon flash is the SB-700. It features extremely fast recycle times and good coverage.... though not as good, of course, as the SB-910.

 

--Ron



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It really is about what you want to do with flash. Any camera mounted flash is going to be less than ideal for just about anything. And IMHO, TTL auto flash is not as consistent as I would prefer.

For what I do, I much prefer one or more manual flashes with modifiers such as umbrellas, soft boxes, and reflectors. It may require a light meter, or a couple of shots to chimp, but once you have it dialed in it will be more solid in manual than TTL.

Given you can pick up two Yongnuo manual flashes and a trigger for under 200 bucks, and light stands and modifiers for another hundred, that $300 investment will give you amazing light compared to an on camera flash.

Of course, if your need is additional illumination in a run and gun scenario, on camera TTL flash may be a better choice even though the end result won't be great.