Product Reviews

Product Review: Yongnuo YN-560 IV Flashes and YN-560TX Controller

Product Review: Yongnuo YN-560 IV Flashes and YN-560TX Controller

Not too long ago someone recommended the Yongnuo YN-560 Mark IV units and the on camera YN-560TX flash controller. I’d seen this brand before but just assumed it to be a cheap knock off that would just die after a season or so and be moderately unreliable on a good day. I could get three flashes and the controller for half the price of a single brand name flash. There was no way these things could be any good. Boy was I ever wrong.

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Product Review: MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod

Product Review: MeFoto Roadtrip Tripod

Earlier this year I was on the hunt for a new tripod that would be small enough to travel easily with, but yet durable enough to hold a full size camera with a large lens attached. I also didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on one, because at the time it wasn’t exactly a necessity, but just a nice quality of life improvement. The tripods I’d been using were strong and heavy duty, but man, they can just be downright frustrating to hike or even travel with. Sure, you can get a nice carbon fiber, super lightweight tripod that will be perfectly comfortable to carry on an all day adventure in the woods, but they come at a pretty high cost. I was shown the MeFoto line of tripods, and was admittedly skeptical upon making the decision to give it a shot.

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