I’m sorry, but if I’m understanding this correctly, people are actually willing to pay an almost $400 difference for (basically) an auto focus/name brand flash?! Dude, if you can’t use a manual camera by the time you start looking into this kind of gear, then just don’t spend that kind of money on a flash, period. Yongnuo’s 565EX packs the same amount of power as Canon’s 480EX, with even a few features that Canon’s doesn’t have (and vise-vera, of course)
I understand the convenience, and I’ll probably even invest into one myself one day, but if you’re shooting on a budget then fuck the bullshit and go with an off brand. They work great for just about job that requires an external flash, and it’s infrared sensor will work just fine with any flash/trigger. Canon’s light diffuser’s even fit the same lol.