NEEWER® Digital Slave Flash + Bracket Set for Digital SLR DSLR Cameras or any Digital Camara! “Fires Without Wires – No Camera Connection Required!” Automatically Synchronizes and Fires with Your Built-In Flash Reviews



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  1. PIan "(often knows what he's talking about :-)" says:
    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fit issue with some Nihm. Guide number is ~6m, draws at least 0.2A when on., December 14, 2011
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    This review is from: NEEWER® Digital Slave Flash + Bracket Set for Digital SLR DSLR Cameras or any Digital Camara! “Fires Without Wires – No Camera Connection Required!” Automatically Synchronizes and Fires with Your Built-In Flash (Electronics)

    First, this unit doesn’t work with many brands of nihm (including all the precharged types like eneloops) due to the design of the battery door. This is because those batteries have slightly different profiles on negative end to standard dry cell AA’s, namely the door will not make contact to the negative end. You can fix this as I did by taking off the metal contact piece inside the door and bending the neg “nipple” towards the cell.

    There seems to be no prior review which actually referenced power or other more technical specs, so I measure this flash against manual operation of the built-in unit on my D40.

    The D40 in manual flash mode is known to have GN ~14, and allow fractional step adjustments. Using that and correlating w/ the built-in histogram, this “Neewer” has about 1/6 the power of a full blast (right between 1/4 and 1/8 settings). Therefore, the neewer has a relative GN of Sqrt(14m^2/6) ~= 5.7m, or not very useful as a hot shoe flash for better cameras. 🙂

    That’s around the power rating of built-in flashes on larger/higher end point and shoots, or the new crop of mirrorless slr’s (eg pana gf-2, sony nex). On those units, it would double the total light output and increase the range of the flash (using this as a slave) by factor of ~1.4. Not very strong, but commiserate w/ the price.

    Other significant spec include a hot shoe trigger voltage of 4-6v depending on the state of the battery, and charge current from the AA’s start at 1.5A or so and drop to 0.2A after a few sec and stays there even when the unit’s doing nothing. This means you should turn it off when not operating since it would drain new batteries in about 10 hours from just being turned on (standard ~2000mah batteries).

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  2. William says:
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Low Cost Works Well, May 17, 2010
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    This review is from: NEEWER® Digital Slave Flash + Bracket Set for Digital SLR DSLR Cameras or any Digital Camara! “Fires Without Wires – No Camera Connection Required!” Automatically Synchronizes and Fires with Your Built-In Flash (Electronics)

    I ordered this product without high hopes because the price was very low. I have been pleasantly surprised, it does what it’s supposed to and that’s all you can ask for. I would recommend this to others seeking a low cost digital slave flash, the price is definitely right.

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  3. A. Kohn "Dakohnster" says:
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    not a bad deal, April 29, 2010
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    A. Kohn “Dakohnster” (Queens, NY) –
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    This review is from: NEEWER® Digital Slave Flash + Bracket Set for Digital SLR DSLR Cameras or any Digital Camara! “Fires Without Wires – No Camera Connection Required!” Automatically Synchronizes and Fires with Your Built-In Flash (Electronics)

    This flash works, and it is a great deal (for that price). You get about 50 flashes on the 2 aa bateries that it requires

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  4. Jeff Kraus says:
    225 of 234 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great capacity, nice reporting features, January 20, 2009
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    Jeff Kraus (Orlando, FL USA) –
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    This review is from: Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack for Select Canon Digital SLR Cameras – Retail Packaging (Electronics)

    In addition to the one that came with the 5D Mark II, I also bought a separate one to fill the second bay in the BG-E6 Vertical Grip.

    My initial experience with the battery was less than stellar — if you are currently disappointed with the battery capacity (especially if it’s new), hear me out.

    After the first charge out of the box, the single battery lasted about a day with maybe 100 RAW shots and a couple of minutes worth of 1080p video. VERY disappointing to say the least. But here’s the thing — it really needs to go through a couple of full cycles (full discharge, full charge) before it reaches its peak capability.

    At the time of my last charge, I had shot well over 2700 RAW frames on two batteries — and both of those batteries each reported 60% charge remaining at that point.

    Which brings me to the reporting features. If you are buying this as a second battery, then you are probably already aware of this, but the battery will report its charge level (with a 1% resolution), battery recharge performance, and number of shutter actuations since last charge. The 5D Mark II can then display this information on its Battery Info screen.

    With two LP-E6’s installed (via the BG-E6 Vertical Grip), the 5D Mark II will register both of the batteries and list their statistics simultaneously in the Battery Info screen. The Shutter Count numbers even operate independently. For example, after a long day of shooting (over 1500 frames), the Battery Info screen told me that Battery 1 was responsible for 806 frames, while Battery 2 was responsible for 746 frames. At this point, the batteries still showed a 78% charge on each one.

    Also notable is the fact that the number of shutter actuations for each battery does NOT reset when the battery is removed. Its actuation count is saved, and if you later reinsert the battery (without charging it), the count will still be accurate for that battery. Once you charge the battery, the count is reset.

    Finally, as a word of warning: At the time of this review (Jan 20, 2009), the battery prices are ridiculous. Because of high demand, apparently some sellers feel justified in gouging their customers. The current price listed as of this writing is nearly US$200. I bought my second battery before demand went through the roof, and I paid less than US$90 from a reputable Canon dealer. Keep that in mind when deciding where to purchase.

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  5. M. Jarvis says:
    54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The description and picture are deceptive; this is a generic replacement (edit: at least when purchasing from Amazon), May 17, 2011
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    M. Jarvis (Kentucky, USA) –
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    This review is from: Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack for Select Canon Digital SLR Cameras – Retail Packaging (Electronics)

    I purchased directly from Amazon, not a third party seller, and I was stunned to receive a generic replacement instead of a genuine Canon LP-E6. This is NOT a Canon battery. It does not have a Canon logo as pictured, a stamped serial number, any indication of where it is made, or any brand name whatsoever. And the “retail packaging” is a plastic bag. If you actually want to buy a non-Canon replacement, there are much cheaper options that actually have brand names. Steer clear of this one.

    Edit (5/19/2011): Amazon has apparently made kind of a mess of this. I can’t find another listing that looks anything like a genuine Canon LP-E6 battery. If you look closely enough at the description for this one (which I obviously didn’t do the first time), it reads like spam and clearly did not come from Canon. HOWEVER, two items to note are 1) Amazon seems to have pulled their own seller listing these last few bad reviews, so maybe they’re trying to fix this, and 2) some reputable third party sellers are using this listing for the genuine Canon battery. I ordered from one that I knew well, and I received the real thing today–packaging, logo, serial number, and all. If you want the real deal, look for a third party seller on this listing that says it’s a genuine Canon, and maybe that they’re an authorized reseller for good measure. I changed my star rating from 1 to 3 to average out the 1 that remains for the generic battery I got from Amazon and the 5 for the genuine Canon from another reseller. Caveat emptor.

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  6. J. Samuel says:
    239 of 275 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Counterfeit, October 14, 2010
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    J. Samuel (Washington, D.C.) –

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    This review is from: Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack for Select Canon Digital SLR Cameras – Retail Packaging (Electronics)

    Please be aware that the Marketplace seller from whom I purchased this battery sold me a counterfeit battery. This battery is frequently counterfeited and Amazon.com does nothing to stop the practice. This reseller is crooked, and uses a large number of different aliases to rip-off unsuspecting consumers. It is sad to see that Amazon.com is complicit in this criminal behavior.

    If you don’t believe me, search the internet for the address that the seller is using: 3522 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Interestingly enough, another camera business by the name of Fumfie also sold/sells camera equipment from the same Brooklyn storefront. Fumfie has a Better Business Bureau rating of ‘F’.

    Here is what other customers of Fumfie have had to say about this seller:

    “This is NOT a reputable seller.”

    upon receiving my camera today i saw it to be a “Grey market camera” i called Nikon and they didn’t even have a record of this camera. i then called and spoke with a gentleman from fumfi company that proceeded to blow a gust of wind up my ass the size of Dorthy’s tornado… “

    “‘TOTAL CROOKS’ AND WILL NOT ANSWER MY E-MAILS.my next step is to get the law involved..”

    “In the end, it turns out that Fumfie is attempting to do what all the other scamming camera shops do: sell you overpriced accessories and force shipping insurance on you in order to make up for the advertised cheaper camera body.”

    Sunset Electronics also uses the same phone number as thefotosource.com, jerseyphotostore.com and Louscamera.com. Care to guess why a small store uses so many different aliases? Well, let’s see what people have to say about jerseyphotostore.com:

    “Seems like fraud company, people read the reviews before jumping into it.”

    “canon hf s200 is shown 689 in the site, but i was charged 762. Avoid these buggers like plague.”

    And on and on and on. These people are criminals. Do not buy from them.

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