Is the Yongnuo 565ex a good entry level flash for the Canon T4i?

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  1. Joel1

    Joel1 TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking to buy my first flash unit for my Canon T4i but with limited resourses my budget is about $150. Most of the information I have read or heard about the YongNuo 565ex seems to indicate that it is a sturdy and reliable piece of equipment and while not having all the features of it's more expensive cousins it seems like a lot of flash for the money...I intend to use it mostly for indoor photgraphs of family, kids and babies ...

    Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated...


     
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    It's more than just entry level. I'd say for your budget it's a pretty darned good choice.
     
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    I ended up buying the YN565ex on ebay for $143... I should have it in a few days... After ordering it I read a bunch more reviews about it ..and quite a few were negative( these were about a year or so old)...so I ended up buying the 3 years warranty from ebay for $20...my first warranty...covers shipping, has a lemon clause and specifys a turn around time...I hope it will be a good flash...
     
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    I ordered one from my Nikon D5100, I have seen these as well, but don't worry too much I think, as I've heard also that the quality control has gone up, and you hear about negative problems more often anyways. I actually look forward to getting mine.

    How has yours been?
     
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    I enjoy my ttl and manual Yongnuo's. A little plastic feeling next to a Canon equivalent...but not toy grade by far. Love the flashes.
     
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    Hi Joel

    How is the YN565 working with your T4i? I just purchased one and it seems to be over exposing with my T4i. I have to wonder if it is really compatible with the T4i. None of the YN advertisements say that it is.

    James
     
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    go into your settings and turn your flash exposure down some. im curious how well the af assist is with them.
     

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