I recently purchased the Sunpak DF 3000 to compare it with some of my other flash equipment. I also own a Targus TG-DL20c (GN 52), a Canon 220EX (GN72), and a Canon 580ex (GN 190). I used to shoot professionally and I usually carried my Canon 220ex with my Canon G12 for social events (When I didn't want to carry my DSLR, assortment of lenses and larger flash -580ex#. The issue I have with the Canon 220ex flash is it always overexposed my images and it did not have a bounce function. I started carrying the Canon 580ex flash, but it's size made it incompatable for the use I was looking for. That's when I purchased the Sunpak DF3000 from Walmart ($60# because it's reasonable powerful #GN 92# and the flash head has the ability to bounce and rotate. I have been extremely happy with this flash. It's very light weight, will illuminate most social event situations, and the bounce and rotating head makes it possible to achieve soft lighting by bouncing off of walls & ceilings. The limiting factor is the GN of 92 doesn't provide much latitude for bouncing off of walls or high ceilings in larger rooms. The bounce function works relatively well for smaller rooms #10' x 12' with 8' ceilings max#. The Sunpak's light output is around 160% higher than the Targus flash unit. The Targus flash has the ability to bounce, but it's extremely low light output #GN 52# makes the bounce ability almost useless. As other's have indicated, it's construciton is not very sturdy, but if you want something lightweight that illuminates small parties and social events, it is OK. For $10 more, I would definitely purchase the Sunpak DF3000. The upside of the Targus is it is smaller and lighter than the Sunpak DF3000. It provides more light output than the built in flash on my Canon G12 camera. It's relatively inexpensive and a decent flash. Overall, I would purchase the Sunpak DF3000 again. It's price point is very good and it provides a decent light output for the money, size, and weight of the flash. The bounce and rotating head make it a very nice addition to my photography equipment. It is much, much, much better than the Canon 220ex and Targus TG-DL20C flashes
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