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asmac Aug 29, 2016 6:07 AM

Neweer flashes
 
Any experience with Neweer flashes? Brand name flashes can be crazily expensive and this is an interesting alternative but I've never heard of them before. http://www.neewer.com/imaging-produc...hes-speedlites

gjtoth Aug 29, 2016 7:12 AM

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Originally Posted by asmac (Post 1408084)
Any experience with Neweer flashes? Brand name flashes can be crazily expensive and this is an interesting alternative but I've never heard of them before. http://www.neewer.com/imaging-produc...hes-speedlites

If you're looking for a simple flash without the fancy stuff, this is the way to fly. If you require TTL, look elsewhere. I got tired of all the bells & whistles and wanted a simple, easy-to-operate flash. I got the TT560. It fills the bill quite satisfactorily.

asmac Aug 29, 2016 2:09 PM

Interesting. Glad to hear you've found them to be reliable.

I would like TTL, however, and am surprised at your comment as Neweer claims to offer many flashes that claim compatibility with various camera brands & models. Has that not been your experience?

gjtoth Aug 29, 2016 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by asmac (Post 1408096)
Interesting. Glad to hear you've found them to be reliable.

I would like TTL, however, and am surprised at your comment as Neweer claims to offer many flashes that claim compatibility with various camera brands & models. Has that not been your experience?

They very well may make dedicated flashes. I didn't look at that option as I wanted a non-dedicated flash that was easy to use. If you are unaware whether or not a flash is dedicated or non-dedicated, look at the shoe mount. If there is only one contact, it's a pretty good bet it's non-dedicated. Some of these guys advertise non-dedicated as "compatible". And, that would be true being a non-dedicated flash, it will work on almost any camera if the voltages are OK.

BBbuilder467 Aug 29, 2016 6:54 PM

I have a few thousand shots with a Neewer TT560. I got it mainly as a low cost spare and manual only.

I've been well pleased with it generally, but it's obviously no premium grade flash. I think it's manufactured by Godox.

They do have some TTL versions for Canon & Nikon, but nothing similar for the Four Thirds system I use or I might try one based on the price.

asmac Aug 29, 2016 6:58 PM

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Originally Posted by BBbuilder467 (Post 1408100)
They do have some TTL versions for Canon & Nikon, but nothing similar for the Four Thirds system I use or I might try one based on the price.

I believe there's one -- the Neweer NW320 -- for several Panasonic and Olympus models except for the GX85 which is what I want. They tell me there's no ETA for GX85-compatible model but told me to keep checking, that it was on their list. Given the ridiculous price of a Panasonic flash I think I may have to be patient.

BBbuilder467 Aug 30, 2016 1:09 PM

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Originally Posted by asmac (Post 1408101)
I believe there's one -- the Neweer NW320 -- for several Panasonic and Olympus models except for the GX85 which is what I want. They tell me there's no ETA for GX85-compatible model but told me to keep checking, that it was on their list. Given the ridiculous price of a Panasonic flash I think I may have to be patient.

That's the compact Meike MK320 version. A lot of m4/3 users have the Meike.


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