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18th of July 2011 (Mon), 19:55
Hey y'all. This is my first venture to this exact thread, and not really my style of photography. But I am interested in slowly getting into portraits, but I don't have any flashes (my old one is broke now). What would you recommend for someone to get for a Canon that is good, but not a wallet killer -- as I am still interested in getting a new lens or body in the near future also. Thanks!
18th of July 2011 (Mon), 20:10
Used 430/580 EX? As long as you can bounce/rotate, has manual adjustability you should be good; additional features like high speed sync, zoom, master/slave functionality, ETTL, etc are certainly nice to haves, as well.
Either of those two should have most of those features and be available for a couple hundred or so.
18th of July 2011 (Mon), 23:09
Thanks I will look into that. I have used something similar (but old school version from long time ago). Thanks Eric!
18th of July 2011 (Mon), 23:16
Sure. I'm partial to the Canon parts, myself, but you should also look in to Sigma/Metz/Yongnuo flashes, as well. They tend to not have things like full ETTL support, etc...but for manual control, budget and whatnot they are quite popular.
19th of July 2011 (Tue), 05:59
Personally, I really like Nissin. To be honest, I think they are well ahead of Canon.
The Nissin Di866 Mark II, is IHO the best choice out there at the moment. And the price is not bad either.
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