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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


I use flash very little but still have need of one. I what an good full function alternative flash unit that's not so expensive as 580. Will be using with 60D and maby a used 1D MK IIn in near future. Your suggestions are needed and welcome.

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Aug 01, 2012 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


Yongnuo YN 565EX, I have it and I love it. Pretty much the Canon 580 II without high speed sync.


Aug 01, 2012 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


430ex would a good choice.

But if you want to go cheaper by going 3rd party I here the Nissin and yunguno guns are decent value.



Aug 01, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


You say "full function" but that can have a few different interpretations...do you mean Full ETTL II or other functions too? Personally, I think the 430EXII is a fantastic flash...very powerful and has all the features of the bigger speedlites except the RF remote, external high voltage port, and master control. The 380EX is more compact (albeit a little less powerful) yet offering most features of the 430 but with an LED video light added. All these speedlites offer on-camera control via the 60D's menu. The 270/220/90 series don't have BOTH bounce & swivel which makes them less desirable for me but are the most compact choices that still have a (mostly) full set of features. I am not a fan of 3rd party speedlites for Canon unless you use them in 'strobist manual' mode.

HTH,
Omar



Aug 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


dsr1 wrote:
I use flash very little but still have need of one. I what an good full function alternative flash unit that's not so expensive as 580. Will be using with 60D and maby a used 1D MK IIn in near future. Your suggestions are needed and welcome.

Thanks


Depends on the features but the Yongnuo ETTL flashes are good - YN565ex, YN468, YN467, etc. I don't know if they work on a 1DmkII
http://speedlights.net/compare-speedlight-specs/

Otherwise the 430ex II is good




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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


dsr1 wrote:
I what an good full function alternative flash unit that's not so expensive as 580.


430 isn't going to cut it if you need PC port, full swivel right and left, battery pack and bounce a lot.



Aug 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


Don,

Can you tell us what you'll be using the flash for? That way we can be of better service to you. For instance: do you want to:
- just put the flash on the camera and shoot when there's not enough light?
- use the flash off-camera with full ETTL-II support?
- use multiple flashes in manual mode for studio work or on-location fill in flash?
etc.



Aug 01, 2012 at 08:40 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


I have a nissin Di866 , very much like a 580exII but with a few more tricks.

No weather sealing and slightly slower recharge rates.



Aug 01, 2012 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


I have 380Ex. Nice flash needs cord because it doesn't swivel. No manual except full power. Has high speed for shutter speeds over 1/250. Also have 540 ez which I like. Really nice manual flash. Easy to get pc adapter thing if you need that


Aug 02, 2012 at 02:32 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Asvice needed for flash unit for Canon


Check out 420 ex too swivels i think. 380/420/430 gn 100 at 50mm i think one stop under gn 140 550/580 I think.


Aug 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM





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