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| p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 430 exii vs 580 ex ii - Will I hate the output difference? |
I have two 430 ii's and one 580ii, the 430's get used 95 percent of the time. 430's are smaller, recycle faster and do the job fine. I don't like the subjects to look flashed out, better to bump your iso for ambiant and just use the flash for a touch of fill. Even when off camera at a wedding I keep the output fairly low around 1/4 power, I am not sure exactly how much becuase I use the dial on a pocket wizard jrx.
Not to say the 580's are not good. They have a bounce card (I hate the bounce card), a pc sync port in the side, can rotate both ways 180 degrees, weather sealed, and are more powerfull for overpowering the sun.
Hope that helps.