Need budget flash recommendations

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  1. swiftparkour94

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    I'm a Canon user that shoots with my T3i and am looking to upgrade to the 5D Mark II and 7D in the future so the flash must be compatible with at least one of those models as well.

    What I'm looking for (please note that I'm a noob with flashes because I particularly shoot wildlife and sports):

    TTL
    Swivel
    Has a reach of at least 20+ feet
    Can be set as a slave
    Decent recycling time
    Has available diffusers that fit it
    Can support windows 7 or 8

    That last part was a joke.
    Budget: $75

    Hopefully there is a good one out there for around that price range. I've looked but I want to be sure that I've looked hard enough.

    If it matters, it'll be used for portraits, macro, and other misc stuff (don't mention the ring flash, I know about it).

    Here is a picture of my cat Tigger


     

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    I think he's letting you know that other than the used bin, that's about as cheap as you're going to get. BTW Derrel, that link was flagged by my software as "dangerous" and "known malware page".
     
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    if you dont care about ttl the YN 560 II is awesome
     
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    The budget was the joke, right?
     
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    Well, we ALL KNOW that the B&H web site is dangerous to one's wallet, checking account, and credit cards!!!!
     
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    I learned that.... yes! ;)
     
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    Youngnuo 560. For that budget you should probably give up on the TTL.
     
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    I feel like the first flash shouldnt have TTL anyways, forces one to learn manual mode, I hear TTL can be dangerous if you dont know what your doing.
     
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    I want your sig, teach me the ways
     
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    like everyone said, forget about TTL for that price....its not realistic

    i have a couple sb-600 for my ttl on camera work but the other day i was looking at the nissins ttl flash and they seems like a good deal.
     

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