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Jun 06, 2012 06:20 |  #1

I got a 430EXII for my birthday however wifey gave me the option to return it and go get a lens, Tamron 17-50 non -vc.

Question is do I keep the flash or go for the lens. Most of the pictures I take general, kids, vacations, car shows, etc. I have the 50 1.8 for portaits and the 55-250 for wildlife, aircraft photo's etc.

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Jun 06, 2012 09:56 |  #2

Keep the flash! No brainer.


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Jun 06, 2012 10:19 as a reply to JakAHearts's post |  #3

Its funny, i posted the same question in the lens forum and I get the opposite answer.


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Jun 06, 2012 10:20 |  #4

Keep the flash, learn how to use it and it will make a bigger difference in your photos than any lens.




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Jun 06, 2012 10:26 |  #5

Gonzo and I have the exact same thoughts. The people in the lens forum are wrong. :lol::lol:

Really though, here are my thoughts on which I base my advice. You have a lens in the same range as the Tamron. Its a nice lens, works fantastic outdoors but suffers indoors from its narrow aperture through the zoom range. Enter 430EXII. Now, you can shoot fill flash outdoors in high speed sync. YIPPEE filled in shadows. Now you can shoot at 1/200th of a second indoors AND at 5.6 at 50mm on your kit lens. YIPPEE! Now you can have directional lighting indoors instead of typical racoon eyes from overhead lights. YIPPEE!

Like I said, its a no brainer.


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Jun 06, 2012 10:28 as a reply to JakAHearts's post |  #6

Thanks for the advise. I am keepin the flash


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Jun 06, 2012 10:30 |  #7

Also, I only saw one person in the lens forum thread say to get the lens.


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Jun 06, 2012 10:31 |  #8

Good!! now go here http://neilvn.com/tang​ents/external link and here www.strobist.comexternal link to see why.




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Jun 06, 2012 10:31 |  #9

Excellent! If you spend some time here - http://neilvn.com/tang​ents/external link you will come to LOVE your flash.


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Jun 06, 2012 10:32 |  #10

HAHAHAHA Jinx Gonzo!


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Jun 06, 2012 10:32 |  #11

Great minds think alike, so do ours...




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Jun 06, 2012 10:33 |  #12

HAHAHAHA


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