Better batteries would be huge, but I will say...I have both yongnuo speedlights and Canon ones, including the 600-EX RT II. Canon is MUCH MUCH MUCH more reliable. I never use the yongnuo (their generic 600 equivalent) lights because I can get 2 shots before they stop firing. The canon can get 4-5. Also, the Canon adjusts color balance perfectly. With the Yonguo, it looked a little on the cool side....I wasn't sure if it was an anomaly, but I didn't care. I had one flash I can trust and rely on and another which was a huge gamble. So I NEVER buy Canon lenses, but I swear by their speedlights. I use them nearly daily photographing my small kids. I use my Yonguo as 2nd, 3rd and 4th flashes when I want to play with off camera flash...but it is tedious waiting for them to recharge for so long after 2 shots...whereas the canon is ready after a second or 2. You can tell just by picking them up. The canon is very heavy, the yongnuo is light as a feather. I haven't used flashpoints yet, but I seriously doubt they are Canon quality/reliability.
Yes I only dabble in macro so if I were I interested in one of the macro flashes it would have to be the Youngnuo 24ex, against my better judgement but even secondhand the Canon flash is insanely overpriced.$1300 for the mt26-ex
I've got 7 of the originals now, at $150 for a minty boxed one they are great value and 100% reliable in my experience, and I much prefer the way they go in the tall slim pouch as opposed to the newer shorter squarer pouch with the MkII'sI'll just keep using my 600 RT v1 for many years.
Please help me understand how such a small round head is better than a traditional rectangular one? With a larger light modifier shape does matter of course. With such a small one I am not so sure. Thank youProfoto A1X is the new standard. Round headm, magnets, one battery that recharges. i stopped using all my canon flashes. I had 5 600 rts
I actually like the oval beam pattern you get from speedlites.Please help me understand how such a small round head is better than a traditional rectangular one? With a larger light modifier shape does matter of course. With such a small one I am not so sure. Thank you