There are a lot of options out there when it comes to buying a cheap, off-brand speedlight. But not all knock-offs are created equal, as photographer Tim Oxton explains in this short video comparing a flash he regrets buying, and one he can’t recommend enough.
The two flashes he talks about in the video are the Altura AP-N1001 and the Neewer NW-910. These are great examples to use because the difference in price between the two is only $20-$30, but the quality is leaps and bounds apart.
Watch the full comparison video for yourself below:
The big surprise here, of course, is that no Yongnuo flash was put to the test, but given how highly Oxton speaks of the NW-910, it’s likely he still would have made the recommendation he did.
To see Oxton’s work or follow along in case he creates a follow up with more flash comparisons, head over to his website or give him a follow on Facebook. And if you have your own cheap, off-brand flash advice to offer, drop it in the comments!