Can I ask all your opinions on speedlites? I have a Canon 60D. I really want a speedlite to try and increase / improve photographic opportunities. There is no way I can afford a decent canon speedlite at the moment or any time in the near future though. I've been saving for a couple of years and each time I get close there is another unexpected expense that needs to be dealt with.
So, would you continue to save and potentially not get the speedlite for another 2-3 years or would you buy a cheap / non-branded speedlite now and try and save to upgrade for the better model down the line?
I can afford a Nissin Di622 or a Di866 now or one of the Yongnuo YN models. What would you do? What would you choose? Part of me says buy the cheap one so I can see how I like the speedlite and wait till I have saved and am competent to buy a better model. Another part of me says I should wait as the non-branded ones may be so inferior as to only frustrate me.