As we work our way through reviewing as many popular flash units on the market as possible, we finally come to our ultimate Neewer 750ii review. If you own a Nikon camera body then chances are high that you have heard of the 750ii camera flash as it is without a doubt one of the most popular products on the market right now.
It has proven to be extremely popular within the Nikon owning community due to it offering some excellent performance and functionality for its very low price tag. Many photographers who use the 750ii as their go-to flash unit of choice have decided to post a number of independent reviews (click here to read some of them) of their experiences using it as their go-to flash. If you have a few spare minutes, we would highly recommend that you read some of them as they offer a great insight into performance from photographers who use it on a regular basis over an extended period of time.
Even though the Neewer 750ii has been designed to fill the budget-friendly, entry-level flash unit niche for the Nikon camera range if you are on an extremely tight budget it may be worth knowing you can sometimes save a little off list price if there are any second hand or refurbished units (Click here to check for product prices and availability) available.
User Interface And Control System
The photograph above shows both the user control system and user interface for the Neewer 750ii and its camera settings. As you can see, the system is based around the standard button/direction pad system that has proven popular within the community over the years across a large number of flash units. Keep in mind that this is is a budget-friendly flash unit so the “cheap feeling” of the buttons is to be expected to help reduce costs.
That said, the buttons and directional pad are still very responsive and easy to use even if no matter the situation. We have seen multiple reports from photographers who were using the Neewer 750ii on location outdoors in wet and/or cold conditions who still said the buttons worked fine for them. This is an excellent point to make as camera flashes with almost double the price tag of the 750ii seem to still have the problem of buttons not being responsive in wet conditions.
Unlike many of the other popular flash unit brands on the market right now who have essentially created carbon copies of each others navigation menu, Neewer has made their own. This has enabled Neewer to create a very easy to use menu system that allows the user to have quick and easy access to the various settings that are commonly tweaked during photography sessions.
All in all, we feel that the Neewer 750ii has an excellent and easy to pick up user system that will help improve the image quality of your digital photography. For the price tag of the 750ii, we feel that Neewer really has managed to smash the ball out of the park.
Performance And Functionality
In our opinion, you will be hard pressed to find a competing flash unit at this price point in the market with performance as good as the 750ii or with this many features as standard. If you are an entry-level photographer or someone wanting a cheap, quick, and easy to use camera flash then the 750ii is definitely the flash for you.
Although it works with the majority of the cameras in the Nikon range, it has proven particularly popular with owners of the following Nikon camera bodies:-
In addition to being compatible with the majority of Nikon cameras on the market right now, it also boasts the following features that we feel that many of our readers may take advantage of during their flash photography:-
- Compatible With A Number Of Popular Wireless Protocols
- -7 To 9 Degree Vertical Tilt
- Up To 27 Degree Horizontal Rotation Either Way
- 1/3 to 1/2 Flash Duration
- Supports All Popular External Power Packs
- 3 Second Recycle Time
- Fully Support For Manual Flash Mode, TTL Flash Mode, And Multi-Mode
- High Guide No. 58 (m) / 19ft
- Full Support For S1/S2 Lighting Modes
As you can see, for its price tag, it offers a ton of features. Now, as you may have noticed, we have not listed the number of flash activations that you can get from a set of fully charged batteries. This is due to it tending to vairy from around 170 upto around 300 going by various reports. As we mentioned though, this depends on the batteries that you use to power the flash unit as well as your actual flash settings.
Although we mentioned that the camera flash has a slightly cheap feel to it, this can be overlooked due to the cheap price tag of the flash. Thankfully though, the actual build quality of the 750ii is excellent and Neewer have done an excellent job. The pivot between the flash head and the flash body is solid and ensures you can tilt or rotate the flash as required without it breaking offering some flash bounce functionality too.
Unlike many of the other third-party entry-level flash units on the market these days, the Neewer 750ii comes with a fully metal hot shoe mount to ensure that it keeps its shape over the years and won’t warp. This ensures that you can easily mount or unmount the flash as required for many years to come without having to risk any potential damage to your cameras hot shoe mount.
Although the 750ii has a relatively slow recycle time, this in addition to its design of maximizing heat dissipation helps to prevent overheating. This allows you to use the 750ii over extended periods of time without having to worry about the flash overheating and locking up until it has cooled back down again.
That concludes our Neewer 750ii review and as you can probably tell, we really are massive fans of this camera flash and feel anyone looking to pick up a budget-friendly flash should add it to their camera accessories. We have no doubt that it will help you with your flash photographer while also serving you well for many years to come.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Neewer 750II to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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