Hey guys, so I have two questions for you.
1. Yongnuo YN 560 Flash:
I only plan on using this as a slave, so no need for ttl. I've read the reviews, this seems like a great budget flash, way more control than my current flash (vivitar 285hv). My only concern is the flash speed, its 1/200 at full power, compared to around 1/1000 on the vivitar. Now, I'm new with flash, but from my understanding thats your effective shutter with no ambient light. I'll be using these 50% for portraits, but the other 50% is urban/night/skiing/skateboarding. I'm worried that it won't be fast enough. Again, the gn is much higher, but i'm wondering how the slower speed will affect me. Have any of you had experience with this flash, or yongnuo products? They seem pretty legit.
Here's a stat comparison between the two flashes I talked about:
2. Canon 50mm 1.4, how much better is it than the 1.8 (I own). I use my 50mm 75% of the time, 80mm (crop factor) is my perfect focal length. Its just right for portraits, and then if I want to go long lens for skiing, unless I'm shooting jumps, 80mm is pretty perfect (I rarely need my 70-200). Since I use it that much, is it worth it to upgrade, I can afford it. It has more aperture blades (better bokeh), its faster, just wondering if I have better options (sigma 50mm 1.4?). INB4 old 50's but I 100% need auto focus.