DigitalRev Gives You 10 Things to Consider Before You Buy Your First Flash

There are a lot of tips and helpful articles out there about buying your first ‘nice’ camera, or even how to make sure everything is working well when you get one as a gift, but there’s significantly less help for those who are considering buying their first flash. Enter DigitalRev and their “10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Flash.”

Now, before you click play, realize that this is DigitalRev, meaning that the useful knowledge is tempered by silliness and tomfoolery (to use the technical terms). There’s nothing wrong with that, but the uber-serious will probably find the video more annoying than helpful.


Others, in particular those who like a side of humor with their learning, will find this both entertaining and useful. They cover everything from what TTL is, to the controls you want in your flashes, to the wireless options available to you and a good bit more.

As Kai so eloquently puts it: “Buying your first flash can be as daunting a task as buying your first packet of condoms at the supermarket — there’s so much to choose from and you can’t try them on at the shop.” Hopefully these 10 tips help make that decision a bit easier on you… the flash not the condoms.

(via TheDigitalVisual)

  • Morgan Glassco

    Am I the only one who thinks this guy is really not informative/helpful/funny/overly skilled?

  • Fernando Callo


  • Shane

    No, you’re not the only one.

  • Fed Up with weirdos like you’re really strange…exactly who are you supposed to be ?

  • Fed Up with weirdos like you

    I’ve seen this character on youtube….seriously what he is, is someone that for some reason thinks he has a nice voice (his mother told him so)..and who most definitely LIKES TO HEAR HIMSELF TALK….I don’t think he is a jerk or anything…just completely without substance or worth

  • Fed Up with weirdos like you

    your accent is obnoxious and stuffy even by British standards..please remove the cotton balls from your nose really are VERY nauseating

  • D.G. Brown

    I think DigitalRev TV may be an acquired taste. I, for one, love it. Looking at other comments, it appears I’m the minority here, though :-P

  • D.G. Brown

    I find myself really hoping that PetaPixel is not the place for youtube-level comments criticizing someone’s accent.

  • M

    You should have put a warning for the “gore” part of the video.
    That shocked me!

  • Rick

    this DigitalRev shows used to be funny, not anymore, also very rarely I understand Lok’s speech

  • Sky

    Why do they try to make it so overcomplicated? Picking flash is one of the easiest things to do. Picking lens, or – god forbid – microphone… now that’s something that might cause a headache. But flash? I never ever had any issues with that, and never was disappointed after purchase.

  • Becca Gulliver

    I completely agree with you, sadly though nowhere on the internet is safe these days.

  • Morgan Glassco

    guess not… ;-)

  • Fed Up with weirdos like you

    his accent is so over-the-top silly it is impossible to take him seriously….

  • Kaybee

    Ouch!!! He just threw that nice flash off the wall/ pipe!!! I have that Chinese Yongnuo flash… the one with the green LED lights…

  • BrokenHelix79

    So he’s exactly like you then! Fantastic!