LumoPro LP160 vs Yongnuo YN460-II


Anvh

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 17:53
I'm looking to buy two cheap manual flashes for strobist work but i'm torn between these two.
What do you think is the best or do you've another option?

Yongnuo YN460-II, price 49
Guide Number: 38 (at 35mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters);
Tilt swivel head
No zoom
No other connectors beside hotshoe.

LumoPro LP160, price 119
GN 48 in meters at normal zoom
tilt swivel head
electronic zoom
a PC port, miniphone port
metal hotshoe mount
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Anvh

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 19:23
Thank you Gareth.

The biggest problem with the Yongnuo YN460-II is that I can't get them in the Netherlands while I can get the LumoPro LP160 in the shop.
If I just can get the Yongnuo YN460-II then it would indeed have been simpler choice.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 17/03/2010 - 19:46

Anvh

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 19:47
Yes I know I just ain't happy of buying abroad and from an Ebay shop, just a trust issue

I might try and see what gadgetinfinity (cactus) will do for me because the Pentax AF540 isn't working on the Cactus v4

ps. Price for the YN460-II + P&P is 45 from England, I think I'll do that because from gadgetinfinity you also have shipping cost from China + customs

How is the build quality???
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 17/03/2010 - 19:56

Anvh

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 20:44
No luck Gareth, only a so-so from the Flickr site
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Anvh

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 21:54
That's an idea, thank you Gareth.
Will do it all tomorrow and will let you know how the flash is.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Anvh

Link Posted 10/04/2010 - 21:38
Still haven't ordered the Yongnuo YN460-II because I've read about inconstant exposures at low flash outputs.
I know some members here have ordered one so their review might change my opinion of getting the LumoPro LP160 instead.

The LP160 will be out next week hopefully, will let you know how it preforms.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 10/04/2010 - 21:38

Anvh

Link Posted 05/06/2010 - 19:17
Some good photos of the Lumpro LP160 link
Looks pretty and simple, also the idea of two "ready" lights sounds good.
The Yongnuo looks a bit more complicated link
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Algernon

Link Posted 05/06/2010 - 19:45
Have you got any Pentax AF200T's brilliant little gun for remote triggering and only about 10-15 Pounds on ebay. You can double them up for more power.

I tested one with a Shepherd digital flashmeter at 1M and the half, quarter and 1/8th settings were spot on, which is unusual most guns are usually out.

The power output was the same as a AF240T which only has a high/low setting. Low on the flashmeter shows -4 stops so that must be 1/8th power.

The AF400T is about 2 stops more powerful than the AF200T, but the 1/4 power setting is almost 1/2. The 1/16 setting is OK.

Some Sunpaks I tried were also out by up to a stop.

Algi
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Anvh

Link Posted 05/06/2010 - 21:02
Don't need any flashgun as a trigger because I've the cactus v4.

If I would use the AF200T or AF240T I would need at least two to get the power output that I want, I also want zoom on my flash.

The AF400T is a hammer flash and wouldn't fit on my flash stands I think
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 05/06/2010 - 21:02

Algernon

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 10:41
Just pointing how good the little gun is for so little money. Two guns plus two optical triggers would cost about 30 quid and can be put anywhere in the scene where you need extra light.

They are pocketable (especially if they still have the case) and are very handy for stuff like macro work where the power can be turned up and down in full stops.

Algi
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Anvh

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 11:09
Algi I don't question that, I only said they weren't for me.

The modifiers I use eat a stop of light so the AF200 would be an effective 10GN flash so I would need two of those mounted side by side to get more power but the YN460-II is then just as powerful and cheaper so it simply isn't interesting.

For macro the AF200 is surely enough but not for strobist work
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

George Lazarette

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 17:17
What exactly do you mean by "Strobist work"?

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

Anvh

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 17:31
Using flashgun instead of studio flash.

I know it isn't a word at all but most get what I mean and that's what count.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 06/06/2010 - 17:32

George Lazarette

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 18:59
Anvh wrote:
Using flashgun instead of studio flash.

I know it isn't a word at all but most get what I mean and that's what count.

Well, up to a point, Lord C.

It's a reasonable assumption that one would want a flashgun for "flashgun work".

Had you omitted "for Strobist work", your "most" would have been 100%.

G

In ultra-pedantic mode.
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

Anvh

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 20:00
Yes and no George, flashgun work is more general I believe, stobist work almost automatically means, flash stand, light modifiers and controlled lighting so mostly manual.

Maybe advance flashgun work would have worked perfectly or flashgun work with modifiers?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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