External Flash recommendations - 550D
Got a 550D body and want to explore flash photography. Main purpose of the flash would be for home studio style portraits and most probably macro shots. I would not want to go into expensive flashes right now. I want to purchase just one flash under $200 brand new.
Read some reviews/posts of flashes compatible with the 550D and looked at prices in Amazon and these are the models I've narrowed down:
Yongnuo 468 (mk I or II)
Nissin Di622 (mk I or II)
Metz MZ AF-44 -- just 11 cents shy of $200
The Canon 320 is over $200 so it's out. Wouldn't want to go with the Canon 270 because it does not swivel. Can't learn much from a starter flash if it does not swivel. There are also a lot Vivitar flashes but the reviews are not really that good.
Has anyone used any of the four models above with the 550D? How did you like their performance?