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Godox TT685C Thinklite TTL Flash for Canon Cameras
The "C" in TT685C stands for CANON. Make sure you buy one with the appropriate letter to ensure compatibility.

This is my go to Recommendation for those just getting into flash. Its affordable, and covers most of the same features you will find on a high end flash system. This variant uses 4 AA batteries for which I use rechargeables, as I did when I was in the wedding photography industry. There are other variants that use rechargeable lithium batteries that are also just as good.
Purchase Godox TT685C Canon - $99.00
 
Godox TT685N Thinklite TTL Flash for Nikon Cameras
The "N" in TT685N stands for NIKON. Make sure you buy one with the appropriate letter to ensure compatibility.

This is my go to Recommendation for those just getting into flash. Its affordable, and covers most of the same features you will find on a high end flash system. This variant uses 4 AA batteries for which I use rechargeables, as I did when I was in the wedding photography industry. There are other variants that use rechargeable lithium batteries that are also just as good.
Purchase Godox TT685N Nikon
 
Godox TT685S Thinklite TTL Flash for Sony Cameras
The "S" in TT685S stands for SONY. Make sure you buy one with the appropriate letter to ensure compatibility.

This is my go to Recommendation for those just getting into flash. Its affordable, and covers most of the same features you will find on a high end flash system. This variant uses 4 AA batteries for which I use rechargeables, as I did when I was in the wedding photography industry. There are other variants that use rechargeable lithium batteries that are also just as good.
Purchase Godox TT685S Sony
 
Godox X1T-C TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Canon
Enjoy TTL-enabled and reliable wireless flash by picking up the X1T-C TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter from Godox. This 2.4 GHz X wireless system is compatible with Canon cameras and flashes that support E-TTL / E-TTL II for automatic exposure and metering, making it an excellent choice for shooters who need to work quickly. It also has an outstanding range of 328' and can be set to one of 32 channels for limiting interference with other nearby systems. Another huge benefit is the ability to control up to five groups at a time, or set the unit to ratio flash mode for three groups with varying power relative to one another.
Purchase Godox X Pro Wireless Transmitter Canon
 
Godox X1T-N TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon
Enjoy TTL-enabled and reliable wireless flash by picking up the X1T-N TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter from Godox. This 2.4 GHz X wireless system is compatible with Nikon cameras and flashes that support i-TTL for automatic exposure and metering, making it an excellent choice for shooters who need to work quickly. It also has an outstanding range of 328' and can be set to one of 32 channels for limiting interference with other nearby systems. Another huge benefit is the ability to control up to five groups at a time, or set the unit to ratio flash mode for three groups with varying power relative to one another.
Purchase Godox X Pro Wireless Transmitter Nikon
 
Godox X1T-S TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Sony
Enjoy TTL-enabled and reliable wireless flash by picking up the X1T-S TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter from Godox. This 2.4 GHz X wireless system is compatible with Sony cameras and flashes that support ADI / P-TTL for automatic exposure and metering, making it an excellent choice for shooters who need to work quickly. It also has an outstanding range of 328' and can be set to one of 32 channels for limiting interference with other nearby systems. Another huge benefit is the ability to control up to five groups at a time, or set the unit to ratio flash mode for three groups with varying power relative to one another.
Purchase Godox X Pro Wireless Transmitter Sony
 
Godox TT685F Thinklite TTL Flash for Fujifilm
The "F" in TT685F stands for FUJI. Make sure you buy one with the appropriate letter to ensure compatibility.

This is my go to Recommendation for those just getting into flash. Its affordable, and covers most of the same features you will find on a high end flash system. This variant uses 4 AA batteries for which I use rechargeables, as I did when I was in the wedding photography industry. There are other variants that use rechargeable lithium batteries that are also just as good.
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Godox XProF TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Fujifilm
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Canon 320 Speedlite / Video Hybrid Light
A quick intro to Canon's Flash Series Numbers, is that the numbers refer to the guide numbers. For those of you unfamiliar with this, suffice it to say, the higher the number, the greater the power.

While I do not consider the 320 a pro-level flash, it is not a bad little back up for the casual shooter. What makes it unique is the built in LED video light as well as the built in remote shutter release.

While the video light is not that strong, if you know what you are doing with your ISO, it enough to make a difference. There have been a few times in the last year it saved the day.
Purchase Canon Speedlite 320 - $199.95
 
Canon 580 EXII Speedlite
Up until this summer, the Canon 580 Ex and EX II were my workhorse flash units, at one point when I was shooting weddings every weekend, I had 4 of them. It was Canon's Flagship Flash unit, but has been replaced by the 600 EX-RT, which uses longer distance capable Radio Transceivers. There is still a significant stock available (while supplies last) and probably will be for the next 1-2 years.

If you look around, you should still be able to find 580s on Ebay.

If you want to learn how to use it, look no further: Canon 580 Speedlite Crash Course DVD
 
Canon 600 Ex-RT Speedlite
I carry 2 of these as my primary flashes and use my 580EXII's as backups, but I need to be honest, I am really loving the 600s. I will likely sell my last 2 580s and get another 600. While they are a little bigger and bulkier than the 580s, they are much more reliable when it comes to off camera flash work.

If you are a pro shooting with flash once a week or more often, you are going to want to make the upgrade.

Currently, I am the only one offering a training course on the 600 and ST-E3 Transmitter which can be purchased here: Canon Speedlite 600 Ex-RT Crash Course Video. BTW- It is a FANTASTIC course and great investment. Ill take all the fuss out of learning your Speedlite 600.
Purchase Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT - $549
 
ST-E3 Transmitter
The ST-E3 is a radio controlled transmitter and is not compatible with the older 580 Speedlites.

While it lacks the Focus Assist beam which the older ST-E2 had, it is irreplaceable tool as an off camera Master control with the new 600 Speedlites.
Purchase the ST-E3 Transmitter - $280
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