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    Default What to test for when buying a flash

    Hi guys, I'm buying a Canon TTL flash from a forumer later today, can anyone please enlighten me on what I should be testing for when buying the flash? Many thanks.

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    Default Re: What to test for when buying a flash

    Which model?
    I guess you can check if the flash head is able to swivel, rotate properly.
    Check the recharge time. Check if the flash is able to be configured via camera or via flash itself.
    Use flash for a couple of shots.
    Bring your own batteries?

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    Thanks It was a 550EX - deal went smoothly and everything seems to be working fine.

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    Default Re: What to test for when buying a flash

    Bring your cam to test when you can fire the flash when you click the shutter is the most important.

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    Default Re: What to test for when buying a flash

    Thanks for the help guys. I tried shooting in Av with the flash, as I understand it the camera (450D) will not meter by taking the flash into account because it uses the flash to fill the background, is that correct? It seems to result in my pictures being overexposed, do I drop the exposure or is there a better way to shoot in Av with flash?

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