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Great Wireless Master Trigger or Emergency Back-Up.
on January 20, 2014
This is a very good performing, well constructed flash for it's price point. I purchased the 90ex to be a master to my 430EXII Speed light on my 6d and 5d Classic. It functions very well as a wireless ETTL trigger on my EOS 6d, but is a, "No go," on the much older EOS 5d mark1. Although the 5dc does have ETTL and ETTL II, it does not have a set up menu for wireless setup. So, you might want to keep that in mind if you have an older EOS. It does function on the 5d classic, but only flash exposure, flash zoom and flash intensity can be controlled due to lack of a menu on this flash and lack of one on the 5d 1, also AF focus assist, does not work with the 5d I. All of these functions are accessible on the 5d II and 60d or newer EOS's and of course, the eos M.
This flash is very effective within 15ft. And with the addition of a diffuser ( not included ) the results are very nice. The 90ex is a great buy because it is both a pretty good flash, as well as a master trigger in a wireless system for newer eos cameras, two things that you would need to spend far more on to achieve. I highly recommend you purchase a diffuser along with this flash, because as with other flashes, the resulting images are far more improved. This would make a great back up for a pro doing portraits away from home/studio or as a first time flash user, or anyone just shooting at closer ranges that wants something a tenth the size of their regular flash. Oh, I forgot to mention, with NMH AAA batteries this flashe's recycling time is blazing and seems to flash forever!