Well, a little more information might help us to help you! What exactly do you intend to use it for? Do you plan on buying just one, or do need more than one? Do you really need the iTTL functionality, or can you go for a manual speedlight (the Yongnuo YN-560 II) and pay about half as much? Even the cheap speedlight supports “Slave Mode” (or “Optical Slave Mode”) which allows you to trigger it remotely, either with your camera’s built in flash, or with another speedlight.
The one advantage(?) of the $325 Nikon flash is it’s “Wireless Mode” which will let you remotely trigger the speedlight, or whole groups of speedlights. I’m not sure if it’s just a glorified “Slave Mode”, or whether it’s actually some sort of wireless, but regardless, with the regular slave mode found on the YN-560 II (or YN-568, for that matter) you can do about the same thing. The other advantage of the Nikon product is, of course, it’s made by Nikon, it’s guaranteed to work with your camera. Third party manufacturers aren’t quite as reliable, but I have had veryfew, if any problems with my 2 YN-560s.
If you want more than one speedlight, I would definitely recommend the YN-560 III (or YN-560 IV), as it includes built in 2.4 Ghz wireless control. You can buy a pair of YN-560 IV for about $150 and you get one flash to be on-camera which can wirelessly trigger a second flash without having to use Slave Mode! And all for less than half the price of the Nikon equivalent!
I’m glad you asked about this, because I didn’t even realize that the YN-560 IV existed until today! As I said, I have the 560 and the 560 II, and I’ve had no trouble with them. If I was rich, I would definitely buy a couple of the 560 IV to add to my group. Sometimes just 2 speedlights isn’t enough. 🙂
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