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Old Aug 29, 2016, 7:07 AM   #1
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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