Hi all, looking for a bit of input.
I'm going on a trip to Ireland soon. This will be more of a vacation with my girlfriend than a dedicated photo trip, though I do want to catch some good shots and she is pretty understanding. I'm trying to pare down my kit since lugging around a bunch of stuff I end up not actually using is a pet peeve.
I have a 6D, and shoot almost exclusively without flash. I have a 430ex II, but since I don't use it much it seems large to carry around as a "just in case" piece of equipment. I've been looking for a more compact flash (more for fill). I thought about a white box 90ex, but I have heard very mediocre things here about it. I looked at a Sunpak RD2000, but that doesn't play well with the 6D.
That's when I found the Meike Mk320. It seems like an alternative to the 270ex that can act as a master unit.
Has anyone used one of these here? Any feedback? I was planning on picking one up on Amazon for $80.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UHNT8XA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3A14HZTSVPRLX
Not sure about the EACHSHOT name. I think it may be re-branded but...
Also, planned gear for the trip: 6D, 24-105mm, 40mm, (possibly a 14mm), remote, spare batteries and cards, polarizer, ND, Lowepro Photo Sport 200 backpack.
Also looking for a stable small (possibly table top sized) tripod. Not convinced I want to drag around my 3 Legged Thing, but I don't really trust the old Gorrilapod that I have.