I shoot low light with Nikon D3300 and Yongnuo YN-460 speed light. Most of my pictures are out of focus.

I'm on a budget. What is the lowest-priced speed light for Nikon that has an AF assist beam?

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    Different flashes tend to be priced differently in different countries. If one compares the price of three different flash models, their prices very well could fall in a different order in various countries or regions. – Michael C Jan 3 '17 at 6:59
  • Does the AF assist light built into the camera not help? – Blrfl Dec 21 '17 at 16:36
  • @Blrfl The camera's AF assist light only lights up in very limited scenarios, i.e. central AF point selected or when using Auto Area AF. Using the assist light of a flash allows it to light up when using more AF points. – K. Minkov Dec 21 '17 at 17:09
  • @KamenMinkov That makes sense. The assist light is one of the first things I shut off when I get a new body, so I hadn't really had much chance to learn its limitations. – Blrfl Dec 22 '17 at 2:15
  • @Blrfl Moreover PDAF gets so much better that many of the high end bodies now omit the assist light. – K. Minkov Dec 22 '17 at 7:16

I'd say the Neewer VK-750II for Nikon, $50 at Amazon. It does TTL and manual flash, and slave flash remotely.

A review including focus assist at http://www.scantips.com/lights/vk750.html

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  • does it have af assist beam – Thilanka De Silva Jan 3 '17 at 9:45
  • Yes, see the review mentioned. – WayneF Jan 3 '17 at 14:46

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