Which brand of flash should you buy?


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Which brand of flash should you buy?

If your camera has a hot shoot then whoever made the camera, probably also makes a flash system designed specifically to work with your camera. So if you have a Canon SLR then you have the option of buying Canon made flashes. Nikon shooters have a wealth of Nikon created flash units available. In general, if you go with the flash unit created by your camera maker then you'll be guaranteed of getting a flash that works well with your camera's metering system. What's more, you'll probably have the ability to control the flash from the camera itself, not just from the controls on the flash unit.

Finally, you may get some extra features by going with a camera-specific flash. Now there's no reason that you can't use a flash made by another camera manufacturer. In fact some third parties create flashes for specific camera brands. These flashes offer full compatibility with a camera's metering. And feature sets similar to flash units made by the camera vendor. When looking at one ...

Which brand of flash should you buy?
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