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If the built-in flash in your camera just doesn’t cut it anymore, it's time to look for an external flash. But how do you choose the right one?

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When choosing a flash, consider what features are important to you

First party flashes have guaranteed full compatibility with other devices from the same manufacturer; with third party flashes, some flash or camera features may be unavailable. Models at both ends of the price spectrum differ – aside from the guide number - in various parameters, such as remote control, continuous shutter, flash interval, power supply, flash grouping, or orientation and tilt.

 

Flashes can be divided into:

Which category to choose?

Most external flashes connect to the camera via the TTL system, which can be found on most advanced cameras. The guide number (GN) indicates the flash output, namely its ability to illuminate the subject. The general rule for good illumination and exposure is the following: the further away an object is, the higher guide number you need. Furthermore, aperture and ISO also play their role.

 

Flashes can be divided into three categories:

  • Amateur (low performance, low reach, GN - 20)
  • Semi-professional (fairly powerful, tilting, GN - 42)
  • Professional (high performance, rich features, GN - 60)

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Amateur - typical for their low guide number (low power output and reach). Generally can’t be titled. Tend to be fairly small.

Semi-professional - offer sufficient power and range combined with rich functionality. Unlike the amateur type, these are fully tiltable and omnidirectional. They are powered by four AA batteries.

Professional - offer maximum performance and a range of exciting features that distinguish them from semi-professional flashes (communication with other flash devices, strobe light, external power supply connector, etc.).

 

Camera flash control types

  • Manual (constant flash intensity)
  • Auto (flash output controlled by a sensor)
  • System (controlled by the camera, the devices exchange information to achieve optimal exposure)

 

A separate subcategory are the macro ring flashes, in which the lighting part forms a ring-shaped lamp surrounding the lens. This eliminates the shadow normally cast by the lens and ensures proper illumination of objects at a very small distance from the camera.

 

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Nikon SB-300
Flash

A powerful flash compatible with Nikon digital SLRs and COOLPIX cameras equipped with accessory mounts. It has small dimensions...

£123.90

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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II
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A bright and versatile flash for both studio and outdoor use. This is Nikon's first flash which is radio controlled. Radio signals provide a working distance of up to 30m...

£549.90
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Aputure TrigMaster II (2.4GHz) MXIIrcr-S
Launcher - receiver (Sony)

The standalone Aputure flash receiver is a great tool for any photographer, whether they are a professional or simply a passionate enthusiast. When combined with the Aputure TrigMaster II MXII-S transmitter unit, it makes controlling your normal or studio flash easier than ever before...

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Aputure TrigMaster II (2.4GHz) MXIIrcr-N
Launcher - receiver (Nikon)

The standalone Aputure flash receiver is a great tool for any photographer, whether they are a professional or simply a passionate enthusiast. When combined with the Aputure TrigMaster II MXII-N transmitter unit, it makes controlling your normal or studio flash easier than ever before...

£28.90
excl.VAT £24.08

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Nissin i40 for Fujifilm
Flash - wireless functionality

This compact Nissin i40 flash for Fujifilm cameras is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography. Weighing only 203g (without batteries), it is also perfect to use when you are...

£179.90

excl.VAT £149.92

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Nissin i40 for Panasonic and Olympus
Flash - with a swivelling hinged head

The compact, small size photographic flash Nissin i40 for Panasonic and Olympus is the ideal assistant for shooting indoors and outdoors. With its low weight of 203g (without the battery), it is especially useful when travelling...

£179.90

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Nissin i40 for Sony
Flash

The compact Nissin i40 compact photo flash for Sony is ideal for shooting both indoors and outdoors. With its light weight of only 203g (without batteries), its use is universal, but it is...

£179.90

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Flash
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£189.90

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Nissin Di700 Air for Sony - Flash
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£179.90
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£239.90
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Nissin Di700 for Canon Air
Flash - with integrated radio transmitter, Commander AIR 1 is not included
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£199.90
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Canon Speedlite 430EX III - RT
Flash - for Canon EOS and PowerShot G and S cameras, integrated remote control

This Canon SpeedLite offers interesting lighting options with its radio trigger, which enables the flash to be activated at a distance of up to 30m...

£275.90

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Canon MT-24EX
System Flash - macroblock, two reflectors

The Canon Macro Twin Lite extends its macro shooting capabilities with Directional Macro Lighting. Two separate flashes can be rotated around the lens, can be focused...

£894.90
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Nikon SB-N7 Black
Flash - for Nikon V1/V2

Give your photos extra light using the Nikon Speedlight SB-N7 flash unit. This practical tool allows you to control the quality and direction of your photography lighting...

£133.90
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SIGMA EF-630 EO-ETTL2 for Canon
Flash - for Canon cameras

A strong external flash from the renowned Sigma camera accessories for Canon cameras. The EF-630 has a rotating head and tilting capability. It has several...

£379.90
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Rollei professional external flash 58F for NIKON and CANON SLR cameras
Flash - guide number 58, the ability to shoot the flash head

The Rollei 58F Professional External Flash is designed for Canon and Nikon SLR cameras. It features both head and remote shooting capabilities with 2.4GHz...

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Rollei professional external flash 56F for SONY SLR cameras
Flash - guide number 56, the ability to shoot with the flash head

The professional Rollei 56F external flash is designed for Sony SLR cameras. It has both head and remote shooting capabilities with 2.4GHz RF technology...

£123.90
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Flashes

Flashes

A Flash is used to illuminate subjects or scenes by creating a short burst of light. It is mostly used in low light conditions to illuminate subjects.

Compact cameras usually have a built-in flash, whereas digital SLR cameras allow various external flashes to be connected to suit different conditions.

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