Good value for money
Good flash output
Belt pouch and slave stand included
Tilts down 7 degrees
Powerful 60GN rating
Sync socket means it can be used with other cameras
Quick lock lever
Doesn’t feature USB port for firmware updates
Diffuser not included in the box
The Voeloon Speedlight V760 flash gun is a powerful flash gun with a rating of GN 60. The V760 is available for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, and supports Master / Slave mode shooting, along with Through-The-Lens (TTL) metering. The V760 is available from Kauser International for £129/$193.
The flash has a zoom range of 24-180mm with a built-in wide-panel and bounce card. When using the built-in wide-panel, the coverage is extended down to 18mm.
The GN (Guide Number) is 60 at ISO100 and 180mm focal length and the flash supports TTL auto exposure being compatible with E-TTL II for Canon cameras, and I-TTL for Nikon cameras, when using the Nikon version.
The Voeloon V760 is available for £129/$193 from Kauser International, which makes it much more competitively priced than manufacturer’s own flash guns. For example, the Canon 600XE-RT is priced at £449/$673 with a GN of 60, and the Nikon SB900/910 with a GN of 54 is priced at £339/$508.
The flash comes with a flash stand, a case, and a printed 46-page instruction manual, but no diffuser is provided. The flashgun has overheating protection (thermal cut), and will work wirelessly in remote master / slave modes.
- GN60 Flash Rating (ISO100/180mm)
- TTL (I-TTL Nikon / E-TTL / E-TTL II Canon) / Manual / RPT
- High-Speed Sync (HSS up to 1/8000s)
- Multi-function & front curtain / rear curtain sync
- Red-eye reduction flash mode
- Up / Down -7/90 degrees, Left 90, Right 180 degrees swivel
- AF Assist light
- Motorised zoom for 24-180mm illumination
- Wide-panel (18mm illumination)
- Reflector Card
- Hot shoe, PC Port, External power connections
- Case and stand included
- Master / Slave, F1 / F2 function
- Overheating protection (Thermal cut)
- Weather and dust sealing
- 4x AA batteries
To switch between TTL, Manual and RPT flash modes you simply press the mode button . To switch the master / slave modes you need to hold the mode or sub button till it changes the mode. To enter the menus, you need to hold the menu button for a few seconds – in here you’ll find additional options including reset, backlight, sound, standby, temp, RMTIndex, AF and version.
Mounting the flash on the camera is straightforward, you simply slide the flash onto the hot-shoe and turn the clamping lever until it is firmly in place. To remove there is a release button that you have to press before you can release the clamp.
The flashgun feels well built with a pleasant design and feel, although it is quite large and will seem quite large on some of the smaller DSLR bodies such as the Canon EOS 1200D or Nikon D3300. The only clue that the flashgun might be a budget option is the “For Canon” lettering at the front near the bottom of the flash.
Angles available include a 7 degrees downwards tilt for macro lighting, as well as 45 / 60 / 75 degrees up and directly up. In addition, it can be rotated 90 degrees left and 180 degrees right to enable the flash to bounce from a wall behind you.
- TTL flash mode
- RPT Multi flash mode (Repeat)
The screen is clearly laid out with large buttons and controls making it easy to change and set options. The options available, as well as the control layout is very similar to other branded flashguns, which should make it easy to switch to from another brand, and you can manually set the zoom position. The ready light turns green and the flash beeps when it is ready.
Battery life – The flashgun uses 4 AA batteries, letting you use your preferred type of battery, with lithium batteries giving the longest battery life, although rechargeable Ni-Mh batteries also give good battery life. You can also use alkaline batteries which are readily available if you find yourself with flat batteries. You can also use external power.
The flash should give a good number of shots when used at lower power settings. Shooting in TTL mode, we were able to shoot at 3fps with a Canon EOS 600D, and were able to take over 200 shots without any problems.
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The flash unit delivers good illumination on default settings, and it was difficult to spot vignetting caused by the flash. You can manually set the zoom if you want to control the focus of the light. Despite continuous shooting, we were unable to get the flash to bring up the temperature warning. Using the flash as a slave was reliable, with very easy setup, using the Canon EOS 600D as the master thanks to its built-in flash.
Sample Photos – The flash head can be tilted downwards by 7 degrees for close-up macro photography, and results are good when shooting with a 50mm lens. Using a lens that is too wide-angle and focusing too closely on the subject is likely to show an area that the flash is not able to illuminate, although this is likely to be the case with any traditional flashgun.
Using the flash exposure compensation on the flash worked well, although occasionally the flash was too bright with close subjects. The colour produced by the flash appears neutral and balances well when used in combination with the onboard flash of the Canon EOS 600D.
Using the flash in a bounce position means the flash isn’t as harsh when shooting subjects at close range, and you can achieve a more natural looking image with the background lit more effectively.
Value For Money
The Voeloon V760 is available from Kauser International for £129/$193 making it good value for money. Alternative budget flashes include the PIXEL X800C (GN60, 24-200mm) available for around £90/$135, or the Nissin Di700(GN54, 24-200mm) available for around £145/$217.
The Voeloon V760 is significantly cheaper than premium brands such as the Metz 64 AF-1 for £329/$493, the Nikon SB-910 (GN54) at £339/$508, the Canon 600EX-RT (GN60) at £465/$697
, Pentax AF 540 FGZ II (GN54, with LED light for video / stills) at £399/$598, and Sony HVL-F60M (GN60, with LED lights for video / stills) at £459/$688,
The Voeloon Speedlight V760 is easy and straightforward to use, being compatible with Canon and Nikon cameras and is powerful with balanced illumination. With a built-in reflector and bounce positions available, the flash can be used in a number of different ways, and with master and slave use, you can use the flash for more creative lighting setups. The flash is good value for money and would make a good beginner’s flash, with the ability to expand the system at a later date if needed.