When choosing a Speedlite, it's important to evaluate your objectives and how you intend to use the flash unit. Questions you might ask yourself include: Do you need a portable studio for location assignments? Do you want to enhance macro and other nature shooting? Do you need a Speedlite only for occasional use?
Additional considerations include the performance and power of the flash unit, such as the guide number, power output, wide-angle to telephoto coverage, wireless and multi-Speedlite capability, recycle time, ability to maintain consistent color, power conservation, shutter curtain synchronization, Custom Functions, and the availability of a built-in PC terminal and external power packs.
Once you know your shooting objectives and the type of functionality and performance you need, you can evaluate Speedlites to see which model best fits your needs.
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