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#1 Bar2barian

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 05:29 PM

Hello,  Be kind to me!

 

I would like to buy a flash for my D5500, but have not got a clue what to go for.

 

I have looked at the Yongnuo and Neewer, but each time I think "that's the one" I read something that changes my mind.

 

I would like to use it off camera as well as on, if possible,  but again I am a little confused as what I would need to buy with each flash I have looked at.

 

Any suggestions would be very welcome.

 

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 09:56 AM

Easy peasy.

Yongnuo YN-568EX for Nikon and for off-camera usage, you need 2 transceivers ( 1 for the speedlight [ flash ] and 1 for the camera ), RF 603 II for Nikon for cheap RF transceivers ( about $32 for both ) or the better ones, YN-622N ( around $55 for two )



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 12:51 PM

Thank you.  That's the one I have been looking at :) .


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:22 AM

I recently got the YN568EX, 2 622N transceivers and a 622N tx flash controller, good stuff, very happy with it!


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:05 PM

I recently got the YN568EX, 2 622N transceivers and a 622N tx flash controller, good stuff, very happy with it!


Are you using this setup with the flash remote? Could you add another flash, or would you need another transceiver to control two flashes? If you were using a camera mounted flash can it control a remote second flash if you added one with what you have?

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

 

This video was somewhat helpful getting the ball rolling for me when I decided to get some flash gear a few months ago.

 

The yongnuo gear I got has worked well for me.  

I am using the setup with a remote (the 622n tx is the remote).

A separate transceiver is needed for each flash being used.

Yes, if using a hot shoe mounted flash you can control another off camera flash (connected to a transceiver).

 

I only have one flash right now but have two transceivers.  I almost always set up with the flash off camera.  I mount the tx controller on the hot shoe of the camera (must also use one of the two provided short cables to tether the flash to the camera for off camera communication).  One transceiver will be attached to the flash, the other I hold in my hand.  I'll press and hold the test button which will actually focus the camera, then upon releasing the button the shutter releases as well as the flash firing.

 

Hope this helps.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:59 AM

Thanks Doug, the video was very helpful.   Appreciate it,.


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