Just purchased the 5D2 and absolutely love it. Previously with my 500D, I mostly used the older model 270ex for flash and 90% of the time, it did the job. I do have the 430exII, but it is heavier, especially with the added weight of the 5D2 and 24-105mm lens. The 270ex just doesn't seem to be enough light with this combo.
I have a cord to use the 430EX II off camera, with a couple of umbrella stands. Love this set-up, but it is not always practical.
I did shoot a birthday party yesterday in a well lit room without a flash using the 85 f/1.8 with great results. However, the 85 is a little long for cramped rooms. I am really not liking the 28mm f/1.8 on my 5d2, it is just too wide for those close-up snap shots. I was contemplating getting the 50 f/1.4 but decided to revisit flash with my 24-105mm, as this lens would give me IS and much more versatility.
I am looking at the 320ex to mount, as it is very lightweight and I could mount it without much notice to the weight. Has anyone paired this with the 5d2? Does it work well enough to use for indoor snapshots and quick portraits?
Thanks for any advice you may have.