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    Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    What would a good flash be for a Nikon D5600 ? I am not in the market to purchase one at this point, but I am getting recommendations for a Down the Road purchase.

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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    I am slowly switching over to Godox flashes and Godox AD200 TTL flashes. Godox makes a couple of flashes that are similar to Nikon's flashes but are much less expensive. And their quality is a little better than Yongnuo.

    Godox TT685N Thinklite TTL Flash ($110): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...speedlite.html
    This takes 4 AA batteries, offers iTTL as well as Manual Flash, and has HSS (high shutter sync). These come with receivers in them so if you decide to try off camera flash, all you'd need to do is to get a Godox trigger.

    Godox VING V860IIN TTL Li-Ion​ ($179): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...nikon_kit.html
    Similar to the other with its features of iTTL and Manual Flash, HSS, and has a built in receiver. Instead of 4AA batteries, this comes with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack. This also requires a trigger.

    Godox makes 2 triggers that will work with both of the above flashes since both flashes already come with receivers in them. You'd only need a trigger if you decide to venture into off camera flash.

    Godox XProN ($69)
    Godox X1T-N ($46)
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    Thanks Hark !! That is exactly what I was looking for.
    “The picture is bad because the photographer was poor. I took the picture myself, and you can clearly tell I have no money.”
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    My wife and I have been well pleased with the Godox flashes we have. The rechargeable lithium ion batteries are great.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    Quote Originally Posted by pk63015 View Post
    Thanks Hark !! That is exactly what I was looking for.
    You're welcome, pk63015. I'm pretty sure these Flashpoint flashes are the same flashes rebranded under their own name. Adorama sells them. From what I've heard, they can be interchanged with Godox, but if you are interested, you should ask first. Maybe you prefer Adorama over B&H - or maybe one extended warranty is better than the other. The Godox name seems to be better known than Flashpoint. I bought my Godox VING V860IIN thru B&H and purchased the extended warranty from Square Trade. Otherwise, both Godox and Flashpoint might have to be sent to China for repairs.

    Flashpoint TT685N: https://www.adorama.com/fplfsmznk.ht...urce=adl-gbase

    Flashpoint V860IIN: https://www.adorama.com/fplfsmzl2nk.html

    Both Godox and Flashpoint should be better for long time use when compared with the Yongnuo brand of flashes. Don't get me wrong - Yongnuo is decent. But the Godox and Flashpoint should last you longer (unless you drop or damage them). So if you're just looking to dabble, you might find a Yongnuo that costs less than these. There is someone else who sells Flashpoint stuff online that might offer a better warranty. His name is Tim Payne. Not sure of his web site offhand.

    EDIT: And in a Scott Kelby video, he compared brand name flashes with Godox and Yongnuo. He put the Godox brand between Nikon/Canon and Yongnuo in the lineup.
    Last edited by hark; 04-23-2019 at 01:34 PM.
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    Godox or Yongnuo all day long
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    By the way, if I were to do it over again, I would have gotten the Godox TT685N instead of theGodox VING V860IIN TTL Lion flash. I don't use flash enough to warrant the extra cost for a rechargeable battery. And I already have a bunch of Eneloop batteries. If you ever decide to get a trigger, the Godox XProN supposedly is much more reliable than the slightly less expensive other Godox trigger.
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    By the way, if I were to do it over again, I would have gotten the Godox TT685N instead of theGodox VING V860IIN TTL Lion flash. I don't use flash enough to warrant the extra cost for a rechargeable battery. And I already have a bunch of Eneloop batteries. If you ever decide to get a trigger, the Godox XProN supposedly is much more reliable than the slightly less expensive other Godox trigger.
    Thanks for this comment Cindy. I had to replace my Yongnuo the mount became unreliable. I got the Godox TT685N. I too have a bunch of Eneloop batteries. I also got the Godox XProN. I love these two tools. The manuals were easy to read and understand. I never felt comfortable with the old light. An afternoon of fiddling with them and I confirmed that they do work with the Z6 and I had herd a mixed bag of results. Thanks again Cindy.
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Thanks for this comment Cindy. I had to replace my Yongnuo the mount became unreliable. I got the Godox TT685N. I too have a bunch of Eneloop batteries. I also got the Godox XProN. I love these two tools. The manuals were easy to read and understand. I never felt comfortable with the old light. An afternoon of fiddling with them and I confirmed that they do work with the Z6 and I had herd a mixed bag of results. Thanks again Cindy.
    Glad you like them, Dan. After paying $200 to get my SB-910 fixed only to have it break after just a few uses, I decided to go with Godox. The Godox AD200 is much more powerful than the current Nikon SB-5000. This way I can seamlessly integrate the AD200 along with my Godox V860IIN. But whenever I get additional flashes, I will stick to the TT685N. The nice thing with the Godox (or Flashpoint clones), they already have receivers built into them.

    I'm in a MagMod Facebook group where a number of pro wedding photographers use the Godox AD200 in combination with the V860IIN (the Lion battery comes in handy for all the repeated firings of the flash). So I know the brand (along with Flashpoint) is reliable and durable. And they are so much less expensive than Nikon flashes.

    And if anyone is only interested in manual flash (without iTTL), Godox makes those, too, for even less than the TT685N.

    Sorry to hear about your Yongnuo. Did you use it a lot?
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    Re: Flash Recommendations for Nikon D5600

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post

    Sorry to hear about your Yongnuo. Did you use it a lot?
    No not really. That was what was so disappointing. As little as I used it I would have thought the mount would have held up. But it got so I could not use it to take portrait shots. It would pull away from the hot shoe. The Godox is much better out of the gate.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
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