What flash should i get for a start?


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payne1599

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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? :confused:
 

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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? :confused:
Ahhh 420EX or 430EX
 

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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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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 :sweat:
 

calebk

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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.
There's no such thing as a 440EX... :dunno:
 

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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 :sweat:
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:sweat:).
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. :dunno: could someone enlighten me on this? :embrass:
 

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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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calebk

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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..
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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diver-hloc

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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:sweat:).
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. :dunno: could someone enlighten me on this? :embrass:
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 :bsmilie:

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

hammie

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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.
 

ortega

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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? :confused:
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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