11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Altura Photo E-TTL Auto Focus HSS Professional Flash (APC-958X) for CANON DSLR Cameras (Electronics)As a professional with three decades plus under my belt I have gone through a LOT of flash units! Of them all, this unit stands head and shoulders above the rest in both quality and actually doing what the manufacturer claims it will. With the flash came a fantastic carry/protective case with a separate compartment for a set of (4) spare batteries, cleaning cloth and an included diffusion cup/filter. This is my second purchase of this flash to serve in case of life happening. I especially like the quality thumb tightening/mounting mechanism it uses. The lever locks always wore out too fast for the higher price they and the units they're used with demand.
This flash is truly meant for use by, at the very least, the knowledgeable novice photographer. However, spending some time to learn to use the unit properly and effectively, it can be user friendly to anyone. It's weighty but well worth that very small inconvenience when measured against the outstanding performance... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A good surprise!!!,
This review is from: Altura Photo E-TTL Auto Focus HSS Professional Flash (APC-958X) for CANON DSLR Cameras (Electronics)I was looking for a good flash for my Canon 70D, but I was avoiding the Canon's because they were out of budget... I started reading some reviews in Amazon and other photographers' blog, and I was surprised with what I found. That the Altura brand had reached good performance with other users and in comparative tests, and could be placed side by side with other leading brands no fear.
Thus, I decide give it a chance and bought it, but I chose the high end model to get a better performance available. When flash arrived I became anxious to test it.
The flash has a lot of setup options and it is very easy to operate. As I ain't a professional for me it worked very well because it has a powerful bulb, it was fast and very synchronized with my 70D. The flash body is huge and well built, so it don't look like as a cheap stuff. I'm very satisfied with it.
If you ask me if I'd recommend it I can give two answers: Whether you're a amateur like me, no doubt, you'll enjoy it a... Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Altura APC-958X Speedlite,
This review is from: Altura Photo E-TTL Auto Focus HSS Professional Flash (APC-958X) for CANON DSLR Cameras (Electronics)Before getting into the product itself, I'd like to comment on Digital Goja's customer service. Initially, the unit I received was defective. It fired a few times then ended up dying mid-shoot on me. When the shutter was released, there would be a tiny light flash within the speedlite head yet it would not actually fire. I sent an email detailing this problem to their service department, as well as the fact that I had a contract within a week that required a functioning speedlite for fill-flash, and Muhamed from their team informed me that they would not only replace my unit, but add priority shipping so that I could have the working unit I so desperately needed for my contract. As it is, I received the unit today, Wednesday and my contract is Sunday. Digital Goja's level of customer service is above and beyond any standard for such that I have seen, and it is clear that they stand behind every product they sell.
Now, on to the APC-958X:
The speedlite itself resembles... Read more