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Old Feb 18, 2011, 9:41 AM   #1
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i have my new YN 468 (with combination of t2i) thanks to J. Simply i ask one question, now what? Because my flash experience is limited, some suggestions could be nice. I scanned a paper about what is difference between models of yongnuo's. Please see attachment.
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 2:21 PM   #2
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I'm looking at getting the YN-560 in the next month or so.

Keep in mind that Yongnuo inflates their guide numbers. According to some testing I found the 467 and 468 are two of Yongnuo's weaker flashes with actual calculated guide numbers of 20.4. Nikon's guide numbers are usually pretty accurate to the stated guide numbers.

http://speedlights.net/2010/10/10/yn...-test-results/

Yongnuo's two most powerful flashes are their manual models - the 460 II and the 560. I wish those had TTL.

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Old Feb 19, 2011, 7:36 AM   #3
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I picked up the 460-II. It's purely a manual mode flash with no automatic metering capabilities, with the ability to be triggered optically as a remote flash. A person might be able to use it as a main flash in a studio setting, with time to play around with the settings, but I bought it to blow out the background to achieve an extremely white backdrop.
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Now what? Well, since the flash is eTTL compatible, I would start out using it that way, with the camera set to Av mode. Learn what it can and can't do, then play around with different modes and settings.

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Do i need a diffuser? Because it has got an internal diffuser but is it enough?
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A diffuser can come in handy when you are unable to use bounce flash. Whether the internal one is enough is something to decide after you have tried it out. I much prefer bounced flash when it is possible.

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