I didn't read the reviews of this Speedlite until after I placed my purchase but I'm happy to report that it's lived up to all the hype so far. A less expensive, small and more energy efficient speedlite that has just about the same power and features as it's larger predecessor has made me wonder how quickly it will come to completely replace it! I bought this flash for the rare occasion I may need it for indoor events (and it's compact size makes it a lot less of a pain to lug around in my camera bag) but also as the occasional off-camera flash. And I'm happy to report it does both quite well. It certainly can't pump out as much light as the larger model but I would rather purchase a second and use two then go back to the traditional Speedlite!