What flash to get for Canon S5 IS?


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speedant

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Dear all,

I'm a newbie here. Recently bought a Canon S5 IS, planning to use it for my honeymoon trip in US to take nightscape of Las Vegas & Disneyland and Grand Canyon. I'm a basic user so need pro advice in recommending flash light for my camera. Budget <$500. Hope to get it on this sat as last day of 5% GST. Haha.. Thanks..
 

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Dear all,

I'm a newbie here. Recently bought a Canon S5 IS, planning to use it for my honeymoon trip in US to take nightscape of Las Vegas & Disneyland and Grand Canyon. I'm a basic user so need pro advice in recommending flash light for my camera. Budget <$500. Hope to get it on this sat as last day of 5% GST. Haha.. Thanks..
Should be Canon Speedlite flash like 430EX or 580EX.

http://site-sg.canon-asia.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=digitalcamera&prod_type=powershotS5IS_specs
 

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For your budget of <$500
Get the 430EX. Its about $450 brand new.
Can even get an omnibounce, less than $500 in total.
 

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shoot nightscapes? get a tripod instead... those small tiny ones shd do also. Place them on window stills or ledges
 

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Dear all,

I'm a newbie here. Recently bought a Canon S5 IS, planning to use it for my honeymoon trip in US to take nightscape of Las Vegas & Disneyland and Grand Canyon. I'm a basic user so need pro advice in recommending flash light for my camera. Budget <$500. Hope to get it on this sat as last day of 5% GST. Haha.. Thanks..
if you tried the flash on S5IS you will know it is good enough. i think the thing you need is a tripod more.
 

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Dear all,

I'm a newbie here. Recently bought a Canon S5 IS, planning to use it for my honeymoon trip in US to take nightscape of Las Vegas & Disneyland and Grand Canyon. I'm a basic user so need pro advice in recommending flash light for my camera. Budget <$500. Hope to get it on this sat as last day of 5% GST. Haha.. Thanks..
Since u're also taking landscapes. U may want to consider getting a wide-converter lens to make the FOV wider cos 36mm is just not wide enough for landscapes.
 

speedant

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thanks for all seniors recommendation.. well noted.. Tmr go peninsula walkwalk.. Thank you..
Will post my pics for comment and viewing when after my trip.. In meantime, will practise more..
 

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thanks for all seniors recommendation.. well noted.. Tmr go peninsula walkwalk.. Thank you..
Will post my pics for comment and viewing when after my trip.. In meantime, will practise more..
I may drop by that area too later this afternoon.
 

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Since u're also taking landscapes. U may want to consider getting a wide-converter lens to make the FOV wider cos 36mm is just not wide enough for landscapes.
Just sharing, yes agreed with Snoweagle:thumbsup: =on wide angle for your case(landscape).

For your budget of <$500
Get the 430EX. Its about $450 brand new.
Can even get an omnibounce, less than $500 in total.
Yup, abit late or rather(cos to 'run' ard diff sections):) , yes shared the same as Dithiolium:thumbsup: =both mentioned items will still land you less than $500:thumbsup: & to me I 'feel'=430EX(cos I dun own 1, but based on G7+580EX not too balance=heavier-top) is a better balance when use with S5-IS, supposedly.

Dear all,

I'm a newbie here. Recently bought a Canon S5 IS, planning to use it for my honeymoon trip in US to take nightscape of Las Vegas & Disneyland and Grand Canyon. I'm a basic user so need pro advice in recommending flash light for my camera. Budget <$500. Hope to get it on this sat as last day of 5% GST. Haha.. Thanks..
Btw, hope the above helps:cool: .
 

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