Having a good quality camera is a must if you want to get those clean and crisp shots. However, only cameras cannot help you improve your photography as many parameters need to be to get a perfect shot. Some of these parameters are light settings, harsh shadows, angles, and more. Although many DSLR even SLR cameras come with built-in or pop flashes, one cannot get high-quality pictures with such flashes. And to get a professional-grade shot, one must invest in an external flash and lens.
Today many companies offer a range of external flashes that can be easily attached to your camera to do flash photography. We have an entire list of best canon flashes too, but in this blog post, we will review this highly popular flash among entry-level photographers – Neewer TT650 Flash Speedlite.
Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite Review
It is a perfect entry-level flash for beginners or even for people who want to opt for advanced photography. Neewer TT560 is packed with all the features that photography might be looking for in his/ her flash. To control the flash’s lighting input, the rear of this external flash comes with eight manual power settings with a minus and a plus button ranging from 1/128 to 1/1. The LED light on the flash unit indicates the power output. There is a mode button to change the modes between three available options: Manual (M), Optical Sync 1(S1), and Optical Syn 2(S2). A test button is given on the flash to test the flash and its lighting, along with an ON/OFF switch.
There is an optical control sensor on the front of the flash to trigger the flash during off-camera use. There is a 3.5mm PC Sync Socket and charging socket ( for external power source) on the right side of the flash. All the controls needed by the user are given on the rear of the flash.
It is not bulky, and one can easily carry it anywhere for shoots and setups. If you cannot work with S1 and S2 modes for a particular location, you change its mode to manual mode to adjust the light settings. One can also attach remote triggers. For using the remote triggers, attach it to the flash mount and then change the mode of flash to manual to get the desired output of light. Thus, the flash is quite simple to use, operate and even understand.
Now that we know a little about this flash let’s go through its specifications along with its pros and cons.
Neewer TT560 Specifications:
- The flash is relatively easy to set up as one just needs to insert four AA-size batteries, close the cover, and it is ready to use.
- Neewer TT560 is compatible with a range of cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fujifilm, Pentax and more.
- This flash has a standard hot shoe mount that can be easily mounted to any camera.
- In the newly added functionalities of Neewer TT560, the flash now comes with eight manual power settings charged with – and – buttons.
- One can also switch the mode between Manual, Optical Sync 1 and Optical Sync 2.
- There is an additional mode between the three modes mentioned above, and a blue LED light on the flash indicates that mode.
- The power indicator on the Neewer TT560 turns red when it is ready to flash.
- For low battery power, the red charging indicator flickers once every second.
Neewer TT560 is undoubtedly the best external flash you can get at such an affordable price. There are limited options in the price range of $40-$100, and this one is the best available in the market right now. Apart from its price point, the flash also performs well and is quite user-friendly. And as it is compatible with mostly all cameras, this external flash is a must-buy if you are hunting for an excellent external flash on budget. So if you can work without a TTL, Neewer TT560 Speedlite can be the best buy.