Meike MK910 High Speed
Designed to replace a Nikon SB-910, the Meike MK910 High Speed is a surprisingly faithful reproduction, capable of almost everything its brand-name inspiration can achieve. Its battery performance and durability are a little questionable, though.
Neewer NW760 Remote TTL
With its swiveling head, the Neewer NW760 Remote TTL can easily bounce light off nearby walls, creating well-lit photos that aren’t too harsh. It accepts external battery packs, as well, which will reduce the time you have to wait between shots.
Speedlite 430EX III-RT
The compact Speedlite 430EX III-RT is a great way for Canon users to get introduced to pro level features without too hefty of an investment. A retractable, built-in catch light can help to bring out a subject’s eyes slightly.
The Speedlight SB-700 is a great choice for the Nikon shooter who doesn’t want to spend too much money, but who also wants to avoid any third-party products. It’s compatible with the company’s i-TTL auto exposure system, and it’s relatively small and lightweight.
The dust- and splash-resistant design of the Olympus FL-900R make it an ideal companion for the company’s high-end, weather-sealed bodies, but shooters using their smaller Pen cameras can also enjoy its professional-grade capabilities.
Panasonic Hybrid GN58
The Panasonic Hybrid GN58 can be attached to any of the company’s Lumix cameras, so long as they have hot shoes. It boasts both slave and master modes for grouping and triggering, and can recharge between flashes in under two seconds.
Nissin MG10 Air10S
The Nissin MG10 Air10S is a portable and powerful option that’s designed to be set up some distance away from your camera. That can help you achieve more angular lighting and dramatic falloff than an on-body device could create.
External Radio HVLF60RM
If you shoot with any of Sony’s A series mirrorless cameras, the External Radio HVLF60RM is a smart companion for a variety of lighting setups. With a guide number of 60, it’s powerful enough to satisfy the needs of most photographers.
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT can send and receive triggers optically and over radio waves, giving you options for your setup. It fires at phenomenal speeds, offering fast, continuous performance, and includes a readiness indicator.
The SB-5000 Speedlight is the top-of-the-line offering from Nikon, and is designed to work with all of their DSLR and mirrorless bodies. Its cooling system is capable enough to provide up to 100 shots without any down time.