Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash

Started May 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash

Kuppenbender wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

Talk about Smoking Strobes!

The Canon 580EX II which has a guide number of 45 at ISO 100 & 50mm..  This flash claims "Guide Number: 164' at ISO 100 & 50mm".

B&H - Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon | Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Review

Like they say, if it sounds to good to be true then it probably isn't.  This is most likely the greatest exaggerated guide number I have ever seen in print.

I think the apostrophe after the 164 means feet rather than the industry standard meters. This would give the Bolt a more believable GN of about 50.

Good point.  It is still pretty high and probably an exaggeration but more believable.

My advice still goes, if you want an E-TTL flash get one that is know to be a good one like the three I recommended.  They are listed in order of ruggedness and probably in order of longevity.

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