Trying to decide on a flash

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  1. CherpeAr

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    got my camera last week (canon sl2) and researching fervently, flashes.
    I’m a total complete noob and just doing it for fun but want to get quality pics of my grandson for my daughter. I’m very interested in learning how to be better.
    Found this and contemplating it.
    Anyone used it or have thoughts?! I’m trying to keep cost low . Thanks


     

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    Not sure if the flash is included in that 'flash trigger set'.
     
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    goooner Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have a 430 ex laying around from my canon days. If you were in Europe I would have made you a good price :allteeth:
     
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    Looks like one of a slew of MiC units put out by Godox or similar. They're likely decent for casual use, but expect the build quality to be less than optimal, and it wouldn't shock me to hear that it failed suddenly, but for that price, it's hard to go wrong.
     
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    Here’s more info
     

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    I've just picked up one of those in the last couple of weeks with the cheaper of the two triggers. I've been very happy so far.
     
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    adamhiram No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Another recommendation for the Godox/Flashpoint speedlights. I went with the non-TTL versions and would highly recommend going with the XPro trigger for remote control of flash power.
     
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    Says in the lower right corner that it includes one flash unit...

    Anyway...for $74...how can you go wrong? If it lasts two or three years, you'll be money ahead. There are MANY of these inexpensive Made in China flash units now...one that comes with triggers for $74 is a testament to how well China has been able to undercut the pricing of Japanese camera and flash manufacturers.
     
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    I'd splurge for a flash with built-in radio TTL receivers...

    I can control all 7 of my flashes with one simple controller -- no other devices necessary; just turn them on and they can be controlled remotely.

    coincidentally I have like 7 useless radio triggers sitting in a box.
     
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    I can recommend Godox flashes....
     

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