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Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:34:57 PM »
Sorry if this is old news but fans of cheap Chinese gear might like to know that they're already in the market with a radio TTL flash system.

http://www.yongnuo.eu/catalog.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=69&category_id=13

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Re: Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 08:50:42 PM »
The TTL system went away many years ago, replaced by E-TTL and then E-TTL II.  Assuming its TTL compatible as they claim, it would be basically a manual flash for any Canon DSLR. 
It would be interesting to hear if it is actually compatible with E-TTL II, and thus be able to use the in camera flash menu.

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Re: Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 09:09:28 PM »
I'm not sure but I think it might well be E-TTL II. Their spec for the 565EX also just says TTL but that one is certainly E-TTL II and/or i-TTL.

It doesn't say if their radio system is cross-compatible with Canon's though.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 09:30:17 PM »
I'm not sure but I think it might well be E-TTL II. Their spec for the 565EX also just says TTL but that one is certainly E-TTL II and/or i-TTL.

It doesn't say if their radio system is cross-compatible with Canon's though.

I'd avoid buying one on the assumption that they do not mean what they say. 
I'd bet its not compatible with the Canon RF link.  Canon will have tight security on their RF linkage.

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Re: Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 06:12:26 AM »
I'm not sure but I think it might well be E-TTL II. Their spec for the 565EX also just says TTL but that one is certainly E-TTL II and/or i-TTL.

It doesn't say if their radio system is cross-compatible with Canon's though.

 
I'd avoid buying one on the assumption that they do not mean what they say. 
I'd bet its not compatible with the Canon RF link.  Canon will have tight security on their RF linkage.


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This looks like it's compatible only with Yongnuo flashes: "Support for up to 16 YN460-RX speed lights"

If you wants to buy E-TTL II flash trigger system take a look at Pixel Kings. I have them and they are doing well. They do High Speed Sync and also 2nd curtain sync.

http://www.pixelhk.com/proshow.aspx?id=101
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Re: Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 06:33:25 AM »
I'm not sure but I think it might well be E-TTL II. Their spec for the 565EX also just says TTL but that one is certainly E-TTL II and/or i-TTL.

It doesn't say if their radio system is cross-compatible with Canon's though.

I'd avoid buying one on the assumption that they do not mean what they say. 
I'd bet its not compatible with the Canon RF link.  Canon will have tight security on their RF linkage.

I'd say they use the TTL moniker to embrace the various TTL flavours of individual manufacturers. As for compatibility with Canon's 600EX-RT, not one of the aftermarket brands has cracked their code yet, but since Canon asks an arm and a leg for the unit, there's definitely some space for 3rd party offers.

That said, Yongnuo's set is clearly aiming at people currently without a flashgun, but there are others if you need radio TTL (chinese, pocketwizard etc.).

I wouldn't knock it down until someone gets 3-4 of these guns out in the field and proves their worth (for a fraction of Canon's price).

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Re: Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 11:11:45 AM »
Why not if the price is right! I know this company and they make good products even if not the quality of Canon, Nikon or Sony. You may be surprised how good these are!

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