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    Question 400D flash light (which to buy)

    Hi,

    I am considering to buy a flash light but not sure which model to buy. My budget is around $200... Any advise?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: 400D flash light (which to buy)

    checked up around the accessories forum:
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...=154099&page=7

    seems like you'll need to get 2nd hand or 3rd party in order to get that price.

    anyway, would you mind sharing what you need a external flashgun for?

    From my experience, when covering events, the 400D's built-in flash will refuse to work after about 5 flashes about 1 sec apart. And it doesn't help the fact that I double tap my shots.
    So an external flashgun helps as it can continously fire at least 5 shots in sucession, more than enough for me.

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    Default Re: 400D flash light (which to buy)

    For 200 budget, the best is probably a 2nd hand 420EX if ur lucky.

    Note that on 400D body, you can no FEV settings.

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    The 400D does have on body FEC IIRC Yea you might be looking at a second hand 420ex for that price. Better to up the bedget a little to get maybe a second hand sigma or metz or even a 430
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    I'm using the Speedlite 220EX but i think it's adequate enough But because it's free for me lol (found it from old junk :P )

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    Quote Originally Posted by shocky View Post
    For 200 budget, the best is probably a 2nd hand 420EX if ur lucky.

    Note that on 400D body, you can no FEV settings.
    what do u mean no FEV setting? confirm huh? is it impt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shocky View Post
    For 200 budget, the best is probably a 2nd hand 420EX if ur lucky.

    Note that on 400D body, you can no FEV settings.
    300d is the 1 that doesn't have.... 350d already have FEV

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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    what do u mean no FEV setting? confirm huh? is it impt?
    That means flash exposure compensation. Since most canon DSLR has E-TTL II, it will adjust the flash output to obtain a "reasonable" exposure. But sometimes, you wish to tweak the exposure setting, so that the flash output "underexposes" the picture taken.

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