In low light conditions to get without a flash but it is in a position in which you do not want to get as a photographer: You can not take pictures, or only under the constraint through appropriate compromises on recording (such as increasing the ISO value) enormous concessions having to do with the image quality.
One reason why I wanted to try to be a matter time. Accordingly, I have been interested in the election but deliberately priced low for models made of my attitude. To my surprise, these have largely even outstanding reviews and would, according to other reviews even more expensive models absolutely no way inferior. Such a comparison can I not mention at this point, when I unpacked in the hands holding the Neewer and thus shot my first shots, but I was by this admittedly surprised and can give me - a few more shots later - nothing imagined about it, let because what me a flash unit could offer even more.
Of course I informed myself in detail before buying about the different techniques and wavered in choosing primarily between the Neewer NW680 and the Yongnuo YN560 Mark 3. In addition to an even more attractive price model of Neewer provides support for Canon's E-TTL technology. Says: If you own a compatible Canon camera, settings can be transferred from the lens to the flash unit and this automatically adjusts itself to match in order to achieve optimal exposure.
E-TTL is a big win for me. Recordings can be done very quickly and the results are entirely appropriate. And if you are not even in agreement, you can either control the automatic and make additionally more or less intensively by a few clicks, or switch to the manual mode when needed and set the flash intensity perfectly even. Furthermore, there is a "multi" mode for use with the flash in conjunction with other. For this I had but now, as you can imagine, not using yet. Otherwise you can, for example, switch between the first and second curtain via a dedicated button, or trigger the flash through a test button.
Supplied next to the flash unit, a base with tripod socket, and a very helpful guide in English was also a small cloth bag, with which you can stow the unit well. Batteries are not included and should be ordered. Used to be AA batteries. We recommend alkalines, according to instructions NiMh / Mignon or lithium batteries are by batteries but equally good. Habe mir 8 Pack Eneloop rechargeable AA rechargeable batteries in battery boxes Kraftmax - ordered the latest version and think that they are very reliable.
I'm going to probably have to buy a diffuser in order to achieve softer shadows can. Compared to the internal flash - the anyway is only of limited use - I find the shade but also quite good.
All in all I am very satisfied with the results of this Speedlight and extent of the product as well. For the low price, the purchase is worth in my opinion anyway. Exceeded my expectations.