« on: July 29, 2014, 03:43:03 AM »
I use a 5D3 and bought a cheap ($89) Chinese grip for it and it works perfectly.
Cheap Chinese centre pinch lens caps for my older lenses, and they have worked perfectly for some years.
I have an EX580II flash, but needed another one, so I bought the Yonganu copy, and I can't tell the difference between them as far as the photos look, but the Yonganu has some useful extra features, but it can only be used either by itself, or as a slave. It won't work as a master, so for that I put the Canon on the camera and use the Yongy as the slave. No problem. I also have a small Nissin flash which has served me very well too.
I needed some new studio lights a few months ago, and I was looking at getting the new Profoto lights with the built-in batteries in the heads, as I use them outdoors mostly, rather than in a studio. They were around $5K a pair here in Oz but suited my needs perfectly.
Then I was trolling around the net, and saw these Jindbai flashes which were very similar, but 600Ws instead of the Profotos 500Ws. They looked good in the photos and at $1K for the pair including a radio Tx, I thought they would be worth the risk.
They are amazing lights! Powerful, perfect colour. I was a bit suspicious of how many flashes they would do on one charge, so I tested them. At full power, I got sick of testing at 600 flashes and they were still cycling within 4 seconds.
I used them at a large event recently, and because they flash so fast (1/25,000th of a second!!), 90% of the people didn't even realise the flash even went off!
Best bargain I ever bought.