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Does the job, but a few annoyances exist
on May 1, 2014
I was fairly pleased to find an Hot Shoe eTTL II flash for this price, especially with High Speed Sync. It is worth it for that reason. It lacks some basic functions, such as optical eTTL Sync, or even optical trigger. I have a set of the YN-622C, and it works great with them if I need it off camera. So, basic flash, HSS, Hot Shoe eTTL. But, two problems:
1) The Auto-off mode turn the flash off, but it continues to drain the batteries. It'll run them dead in a few hours just sitting there doing nothing pretending to be off. To turn it back on, you have to cycle the switch.
2) Good luck finding finding a dome diffuser that will fit. The head's slightly bigger and squarer than any other flash I've seen.
The "off but not" problem is a fairly big deal. I've never seen something put itself to sleep into a nonfunctioning state and still run the batteries down this fast.