I'm beginner photographer. I thought of buying Speedlight and found cheap Yongnuo 460 for about $35. But it is Manual (No TTL).
- Is it hard to use Manual flash without TTL ?
- Should I have to choose TTL flash ?
by Paul Cezanne
Manual and TTL have both pros and cons. Depending on the way you approach photography one might be better suited than the other.
I recommend that you get the "Flash Bus" DVDs at Adorama to help you decide what's best for you. Disc one has David Hobby on manual flash, disc two has Joe McNally on TTL.
My own preference is to work with manual flashes when I'm working in my basement with total control of the light and the environment, but I tend to use TTL when I'm outside with less control of all the light sources.
The manual Yongnuo flashes are awesome, by the way. I have three YN460-II units and I love them. Even if you decide to try TTL in the future, at $35 these are a great buy.