If you're looking to get into artificial lighting for dirt cheap, there's a new 'most affordable' option in town. It turns out Amazon sells what looks to be a clone of the already cheap (~$70) Godox VT560 for the rock bottom price of just 28 bucks through the AmazonBasics brand.

PetaPixel spotted the speedlight earlier today, and the response has been pretty positive so far. Sure, the "AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras" can't be radio triggered and doesn't feature useful options like TTL metering, but at $28 nobody in their right mind would expect it to.

Instead, what you're getting is a Canon and Nikon compatible speedlight with three modes (Manual, Slave 1, Slave 2), PC sync port for firing your flash off-camera without a master, 8 levels of power control, and a guide number of 33. Reviews so far are decent at an average of 3.9 our of 5 stars, with some calling the flash "unbeatable for the money," although at least one reviewer said the flash failed on-location after working fine at home.

To find out more about the ultra-affordable speedlight, or if you want to pick it up for yourself, click here.


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