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faulty 550EX speedlights

Moorlane is off-line
26 October 2017 09:11
Moorlane
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Greater Manchester


I have a couple of Canon 550EX speedlights which have served me well. However one of them now works only intermittently which is a pain ! Should I invest in a replacement or is there a cheap alternative. Your thoughts please


Ellesse Photography is off-lineSilver Member
26 October 2017 09:28
EllessePhotography
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EllessePhotography
Location
United Kingdom
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Try the Yongnuo units, they are very good and very reasonably priced.

You can get 2 YN600-rt II units (works just as well as the very expensive Canon version (£500)), along with the YN-E3-RT transmitter for about £220 on Ebay.

I have 2 of them, along with 2 of the newer YN686EX-RT (that use long lasting lithium batteries, but they are a fair bit dearer).

HTH


Dave Beasley is off-line
26 October 2017 10:00
eosfan
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eosfan
Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
Guildford

Have a look at the PixaPro range at www.essentialphoto.co.uk



redbaron is off-lineSilver Member
26 October 2017 10:15
redbaron
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redbaron
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Why not get it repaired? Even a quick Google brings up a fixed price service and new tube for £99. I would rather do that and stick with a unit I know than replace with some chap chinese import. Not a recommendation just top of the list.

http://www.hlehmann.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d207164_Canon_Speedlite_Repair_Service.html
Photography and Studio hire www.immortaleye.co.uk


Moorlane is off-line
26 October 2017 11:42
Moorlane
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Greater Manchester


Thank you everyone for your speedy responses! £60 with Lehmanns seems a good option



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