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08-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Pentax AF-200FG vs. Yongnuo YN560EX

Which flash should I buy... the Pentax AF-200FG or the Yongnuo YN560EX?

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08-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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AF-200 is a baby step further than in camera flash. IMO, buying it is a complete waste of money. Except, if you like the look of flash straight into the face (which I'm sure you don't).
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The YN560EX is a TTL flash that does not support Pentax. All three versions of the regular YN560 are full manual flashes that will work fine with Pentax. If you want a manual flash the YN560 is a great option.

The AF-200FG is pretty poor value for money, it is small, low power and low featured. If you want a TTL flash, you can do much better for your money with Metz or Sigma.
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If you'd like to read more about Pentax-compatible flashes (P-TTL) and how they compare, mattdm's Pentax P-TTL site is invaluable, and pretty much the reference around here.

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The Sigma EF-610 DG ST looks like a good one to try but a reviewer on Amazon said it literally takes minutes to initially charge. Can anyone speak for this?
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But the Yongnuo YN560EX can be used manually correct?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChuckB28 Quote
But the Yongnuo YN560EX can be used manually correct?
It can, but why pay extra for a feature you can't use? The YN-560 II is $60 on Amazon. The YN 560 III, which has a built in RF receiver, is $80.

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yes, I purchased YN 560 III , under AU$80 posted, very well build and excellent performer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChuckB28 Quote
The Sigma EF-610 DG ST looks like a good one to try but a reviewer on Amazon said it literally takes minutes to initially charge. Can anyone speak for this?
I have this flash. I bought it on a bang-for-buck basis, and for that I suppose it comes out okay. It's strengths are its price, features (once you figure them out) and power. It's drawbacks are terrible ergonomics, questionable build and dodgy wireless functions (until you get the hang of them). I have never had an issue with charge times.

Having said that, I have used the thing a lot for almost eighteen busy months now and I have figured out all the quirks, so the ergonomics are not so much of an issue. Also, surprisingly, none of the parts I expected to fail have failed and it still works perfectly (I really expected to loose either the battery door or the wide angle screen, but both are fine).

All in all. thoughI still wish I had sprung a bit extra for a the Metz of similar guide number... though these days I would just go for the Yongnuo manual.
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yes, I purchased YN 560 III , under AU$80 posted, very well build and excellent performer.
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I got the YN-560 II and am very pleased with it. I'm already thinking about a second one.
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