Neewer TT520 Flash Speedlite for Canon/Nikon Digital SLR Cameras – Product Description:
Guide Number:33 ( ISO 100 )
Flash Mode: M, S1, S2
Vertical Rotation Angle :0~90 degrees
Horizontal Rotation Angle: 0~270 degrees
Lighting Times: 100-1500 times ( AA alkaline batteries used )
Recycle Time :approx 0.5-5s ( AA alkaline batteries used )
Light Quantity Output Control :with 1/8 – stop increment
Color Temperature: 5600K+200K
Flash Duration :1/800s~1/2000s
Net Weight :286g
1. M Mode
Press the MODE key to M Mode. In this mode, you can set TT520 On to your camera hot shoe or speedlite trigger hot shoe to trigger the flash unit. When shooting, adjust the flash power and press the camera shutter, the flash light will flash under the camera synchronous signal.?
2. S1 Mode
(1) Press the MODE key to S1 Mode. The Mode is applicable for slave flash in order to create many lighting effects. It is respectively applicable for manual flash environment.?
(2) When the flash is S1 mode, it will fire synchronously when the master flash fires, comparable with the effect by the use of radio trigger. ?
3. S2 Mode
Press the MODE key to S2 Mode. The mode is applicable for slave flash in order to create many lighting effects. It is respectively applicable for TTL flash environment. The flash unit won’t flash synchronously with the first flash but the second flash from the master flash.?
4. Power-saving Function
(1) To save battery power, the flash will enter stand-by state in about 30 minutes of idle use. Press any button to wake it up.
(2) In S1/S2 mode, the flash will enter stand-by state in about 60 minutes of idle use. Press any button to wake it up.?
(3) In Power-saving mode, the charging indicator flickers in every 3 seconds. Other Indicators are turned off.
5. Protection Function
(1) Protection in continuous flashes
(2) Systematic over-temperature protection
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Neewer TT520 Flash Speedlite for Canon/Nikon Digital SLR Cameras – Review:
Okay, first off I am not a pro-photographer so I can’t tell you how this flash compares to higher quality type, but from my perspective this delivers all that’s promised. Also as an added bonus it includes a built-in wide panel and a reflection board, which give some really good results. Just wanted to mention that because I did not see it in the description. I shoot with a T3I and it works perfectly in sync with the camera. One thing I can’t comment on is how it works wirelessly, but when it’s used in manual mode it has lived up to my expectations. Changing angles is easily achieved and it also marks the degrees (45,60,75,90) which is nice when you’re unsure. All in all, in my opinion, this is the flash to get when photography is a hobby, a learning experience, and/or an every day use (kids, family, etc) . Hope this helps.
P.S. One thing I forgot to mention, this flash does NOT work in live view. Canon makes it so that only their flashes are designed to let you fire while using the screen; so if you’re one of those people that prefers to use the screen over the viewfinder, then this flash is not for you.
Update: I have finally used this flash in slave mode. I placed my camera on a tripod, customized the camera flash to the lowest setting, and put the flash roughly 25ft away to see if it would shoot and it did. I did notice that nothing can be directly in front of the TT520 or it would not shoot. Either that or raise the flash on the camera so it would detect the light. I also tried to use the TT520 in a photoshoot where my main lights were continuous and it had a hard time detecting the “master” flash. On a side note, this flash still work perfectly fine and delivers great results ever since I got it. I have and would recommend this to friends.