Here is a strobe you can buy for $20

Oct 26, 2018

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Here is a strobe you can buy for $20

Oct 26, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Yes, you read that well – you can buy a speedlight on Amazon for $20. Well, $20.99 to be exact. It’s a third-party flash from a company named Samtian, and you can get it at this price while the deal lasts. It should work with different camera brands: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Pentax.

According to the description on Amazon, the flash only take 2.8 seconds to recycle to full power. It comes with 8 levels of power output control and 3 different flash modes (M mode, S1 mode, S2 mode). The vertical rotation angle is 0-90 degrees, and the horizontal is 0-270 degrees.

As for the power, the flash uses four NiMH or alkaline AA batteries.

When it comes to compatibility, these are the cameras listed:

  • Nikon: D3000, D5000, D3100, D5100, D7000, D50, D60, D70, D70S, D80, D90, D200, D300, D300S, D700, D3S, D3X, D4, D600, D800
  • Canon: 1100D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 600D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D, 5DII, 5DIII, 6D, 650D, 700D, 30D, 40D
  • Pentax: K-7, K-X, K20D, K10D, D200D, K100D
  • Olympus: E3, E5, E30, E300, E620, E520, E420, E450, E-P2, E-PL2, E-PL1.

The description also notes that the flash is compatible with Panasonic cameras, but no specific models are listed. Here are the specs:

  • Guide Number: 38 ( ISO 100 )
  • Flash Mode: M, S1, S2
  • Vertical Rotation Angle: 0~90 degrees
  • Horizontal Rotation Angle: 0~270 degrees
  • Power: 4xAAsize batteries ( Alkaline or Ni-MH are usable )
  • Light Quantity Output Control: with 1/8 – stop increment
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • Flash Duration: 1/300s~1/20000s
  • Dimensions: 190*75*55mm
  • Net Weight: 315g

It’s not specified how long this deal will last. But even if you miss it, the regular price of the speedlight is $69.99, which is still pretty affordable. If you wanna give it a chance, here’s the link for orders.

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5 responses to “Here is a strobe you can buy for $20”

  1. ForSquirel Avatar
    ForSquirel

    Looks a lot like the YN460.. Are there any differences?

    1. Frank Nazario Avatar
      Frank Nazario

      dude you read my mind…

    2. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      only it’s about third the price. A copy of a copy :)

  2. rifki syahputra Avatar
    rifki syahputra

    dang. it makes my yongnuo flashes become expensive..
    sweet

    1. Frank Nazario Avatar
      Frank Nazario

      i use 3 yn560s-III that are my workhorses and a TTL 468 which has NEVER failed me. I have both Txs for the 560 and a TTL Tx and Rx for the 468. Over the years never failed and they are awesome for the price.
      When I need lots of power I use a Wescott Triple threat to mount the 3 560s and im sooo happy with the results.
      I need to try a couple of these with the yns… to see what happens