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    Hi, can anyone advise me on what flash i should get for my 400D? i've been doing quite abit of indoor/night photography, so i kinda need a flash for it. budget is within 300-400 is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by payne1599 View Post
    Hi, can anyone advise me on what flash i should get for my 400D? i've been doing quite abit of indoor/night photography, so i kinda need a flash for it. budget is within 300-400 is it possible?
    Ahhh 420EX or 430EX

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    go for 3rd party brands like http://www.sigmaphoto.com/flashes/flashes_flashes.asp. just make sure the flash specify Canon mount.

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    anyone can list the price of the various flashes as a guideline ?
    i was also getting a flash, i was considering 440EX.
    i'm using it usually for portrait both indoor and outdoor.
    i take landscape and street photohgraphy too.
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    Get the best flash you can afford. For me the 580 EX II
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    Hate to sound like a broken record..... but agree with - hammie - ...... try to get the best Flash you could afford. Ur buget is already $400..... a 580EX MkII sells for $630 in the MO selection at ClubSNAP.

    Buying a 430EX would save you some money now...... but I believe you will easily 'outgrown' your flash..... then spent more $$$ to upgrade again

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrc0w View Post
    anyone can list the price of the various flashes as a guideline ?
    i was also getting a flash, i was considering 440EX.
    i'm using it usually for portrait both indoor and outdoor.
    i take landscape and street photohgraphy too.
    There's no such thing as a 440EX...

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    how about 430EX II!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    There's no such thing as a 440EX...
    sorry i mean 430EX
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Hate to sound like a broken record..... but agree with - hammie - ...... try to get the best Flash you could afford. Ur buget is already $400..... a 580EX MkII sells for $630 in the MO selection at ClubSNAP.

    Buying a 430EX would save you some money now...... but I believe you will easily 'outgrown' your flash..... then spent more $$$ to upgrade again
    bro, no offense but i haben really got the idea of getting the latest model (maybe i still dunno how this flash purchase trend work).
    if u mentioned that we'd easily 'outgrown' our flash... we'll surely still 'outgrown' the 580EX MkII later when a new model comes out again?

    it's seems to be a vicious cycle, which is the same as in getting the latest most powerful Personal Computer thinking it'll last u longer. could someone enlighten me on this?

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    so what can 430EX II at it's maximum? like range? how far can it reach? i was thinking of getting it since i had tight budget plus need got batteries,charger and diffuser..

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedetto13 View Post
    so what can 430EX II at it's maximum? like range? how far can it reach? i was thinking of getting it since i had tight budget plus need got batteries,charger and diffuser..
    Ask Google.
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/r...sh-review.aspx
    Scroll down to the end of the page to find further links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedetto13 View Post
    so what can 430EX II at it's maximum? like range? how far can it reach? i was thinking of getting it since i had tight budget plus need got batteries,charger and diffuser..
    Depends on aperture and your ISO settings also...guide number is a reference at ISO 100, with a conceptual aperture of f/1, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Ask Google.
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/r...sh-review.aspx
    Scroll down to the end of the page to find further links.
    i read that several times alr.just that i've never used a flash before.thats why i couldnt understand much from that readup.haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Depends on aperture and your ISO settings also...guide number is a reference at ISO 100, with a conceptual aperture of f/1, I believe.
    oh ok,thanks! i guess getting it to try out would be the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrUeL View Post
    bro, no offense but i haben really got the idea of getting the latest model (maybe i still dunno how this flash purchase trend work).
    if u mentioned that we'd easily 'outgrown' our flash... we'll surely still 'outgrown' the 580EX MkII later when a new model comes out again?

    it's seems to be a vicious cycle, which is the same as in getting the latest most powerful Personal Computer thinking it'll last u longer. could someone enlighten me on this?
    You are not wrong there..... but you forget that the 580EX MkII is also more powerful then the 430EX. And I prefer having that extra power even if I don't use it..... then being under-powered when I need it

    Btw..... If ever Canon have a more powerful Flash (sooner or later)..... I most likely would get it once the price is right.....

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    U nv know when u need the power. More light is always better than not enough light. Only to curse when your unit is not powerful enough to cover and miss the shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by payne1599 View Post
    Hi, can anyone advise me on what flash i should get for my 400D? i've been doing quite abit of indoor/night photography, so i kinda need a flash for it. budget is within 300-400 is it possible?
    what is your subject in your "indoor/night photography"?

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    i got a 430EXII 2 weeks ago at APS for $42*

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    The newest 430EXII is going at around S$410 - 430
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