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    Default What to look out for when buying flash for Canon DSLR Camera?

    Hi,

    I would like to know What to look out for when buying flash for Canon DSLR Camera? How do I know ttl is working fine? Any guidelines? Most likely Im buying Canon 430EX or Sigma 500 DG Super. Thanks.

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    Default Re: What to look out for when buying flash for Canon DSLR Camera?

    huh? how come nobody reply?
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    Default Re: What to look out for when buying flash for Canon DSLR Camera?

    ettl.... shoot in auto and see the exposure accurate or not... switch your iso/ aperture etc..
    see flash lens... not too yellow.

    but they are built like tanks
    mine is working fine and i nv seen one spoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekai View Post
    ettl.... shoot in auto and see the exposure accurate or not... switch your iso/ aperture etc..
    see flash lens... not too yellow.

    but they are built like tanks
    mine is working fine and i nv seen one spoil.
    but im too inexperience to judge all these...i dun know how to check whether ettl is working fine or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    but im too inexperience to judge all these...i dun know how to check whether ettl is working fine or not
    make sure batt is inside...
    头可断,血可流,倩女不可不追求 carpe diem,when in doubt, hoot first,apologise later:p GALLERY

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    Default Re: What to look out for when buying flash for Canon DSLR Camera?

    the exposure should be just right. not too dark or too light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekai View Post
    the exposure should be just right. not too dark or too light.
    if i use the auto function, the exposure shld be just right....not too dark or too light...will that solve the checking of the flash?
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    Sigma flash inconsistent ettl.......IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by syazkal View Post
    Sigma flash inconsistent ettl.......IMHO
    ya....i read some negative feedback on that in CS. thats y i dont think i will take the chance of getting a sigma lens. Most likely im getting canon 430ex
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    ya....i read some negative feedback on that in CS. thats y i dont think i will take the chance of getting a sigma lens. Most likely im getting canon 430ex
    Sigma "FLASH".......i used it for more than 2 yrs. Mostly use it in manual mode.
    Now keep the Sigma for my spare flash only. Using Metz.

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    Default Re: What to look out for when buying flash for Canon DSLR Camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by syazkal View Post
    Sigma "FLASH".......i used it for more than 2 yrs. Mostly use it in manual mode.
    Now keep the Sigma for my spare flash only. Using Metz.
    i see. I had sunpak manual flash.....everytime overexposure lehz....dont know how to use it...
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