Today, we are going to be going over what we feel is the best flash for Canon EOS m50 cameras currently available on the market today. Although the m50 does come with a standard built-in flash, it is very low end and pretty much any external flash unit that you pick up will be able to outperform the built-in flash.
Rather than crown an expensive flash unit that costs two thirds the price of the actual camera as the best flash for the m50 we have actually chosen a very budget friendly flash unit as the winner. We feel that its functionality and performance has earned it the title and its budget-friendly price tag make it a steal for any m50 owner wanting to improve their flash photography performance.
The Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite
Now we would like to quickly mention that one of the most common drawbacks of budget-friendly flash units is their battery life. Many of them all come with a custom battery that can sometimes be a total nightmare when looking to pick up spares. Thankfully, this is not the case with the Neewer TT560 as it simply uses four AA batteries that can easily be sourced allowing you to really stock up on them to keep activating your flash as required.
Now, to keep the price down, Neewer does not include any batteries with the flash unit but we would highly recommend that you pick up a high-quality, budget-friendly, set of rechargeable batteries (Click here to check for product prices and availability) anyway. Our recommended batteries that we linked are cheap but offer plenty of power, additionally, it is a set of sixteen batteries allowing you to easily swap out dead batteries on the fly when required.
On top of this, the Neewer TT560 could not be easier to use making it ideal for any photographers out there who are not fans of the flash units that allow you to customize everything and have a ton of settings that you can easily get lost in.
The image to the left shows the user interface and control system for the Neewer TT560. As you can see, it is very basic allowing you to quickly and easily navigate between the various key settings that photographers have to tweak the most.
Once you have set your flash up as you need, simply mount it to your Canon m50’s hot shoe mount and you are good to go with your flash photograph session. If you are not confident with technology then the Neewer TT560 is a great choice for you as it has limited customization while also allowing you to tweak all of the key features of a flash head at the same time.
So, all this said and done, we would highly recommend that you consider picking up the Neewer TT560 if you are looking for a great little external flash that is very budget friendly. Picking it up will help massively improve your flash photography performance without breaking the bank when compared to what the built-in-flash on the m50 can offer you.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Neewer TT560 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Yongnuo YN 560 III
Again, the Yongnuo YN 560 III is another very popular relatively budget-friendly flash unit that has developed a solid customer base since its release. Due to its great performance and a large number of customers, this has resulted in a ton of independent reviews (click here to read some of them) being published online from third-party photographers who use this flash head.
When it comes to battery life, the Yongnuo YN 560 III is identical to the Neewer TT560 covered above and required 4 AA batteries. The quality of the batteries you choose to use with your flash unit is going to have a direct effect on the battery life of the flash unit as well as the number of activations it can get from a set of fully charged batteries. Just like above, we would recommend that you pick up a set of high-quality, budget-friendly batteries (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for the flash unit.
The image to the right shows the user interface and control system of the Yongnuo YN 560 III. As you can see, it is a little more advanced than the system on the Neewer TT560 but it also allows for a much higher level of customization of the flash unit.
If you have used any other Yongnuo flash units then you will see many similarities between this flash and their previous generations of the flash unit. Once you have set the flash up as you need, simply mount it on the hot shoe on the camera body of your Canon m50 and you are good to go.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Yongnuo YN 560 III to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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