[editor’s note: MPEX are the people who are making the LumoPro LP180R, so it makes sense that that would want to share the information in the article. After all they did come up on top. The fact that they make the LP180R, however, does not take away any of their findings]
Today’s flash market offers a wide variety of options for anyone looking to dip a toe in the off-camera flash pool. While there are plenty of things to consider while shopping for a speedlight, one factor that doesn’t always receive the most attention is build quality.
Recently, I had the opportunity to look inside some popular inexpensive flashes and compare them to the LumoPro LP180R. Although I’m slightly biased, we at LumoPro have always stood behind our build quality (2 year international warranty, anyone?), and I’ve often wondered how some of the other flashes really stack up against ours. Does the internal build account for other brands’ lower price point? I decided to open up the Shanny SN600SC and the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT, two popular alternatives for photographers looking for a bargain, and share what I found.