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I want to use off camera flash. I have a 430ex and I can't afford pocket wizards. What cheap external flashes are good? I was planning to get the cactus V2s. There is a sunpak 4000AF cheap on ebay..It's for Nikon. Would it be alright to use for off camera with a cactus v2s?

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Triggering options here:
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I'm not familiar with the Sunpak 4000AF. Do some googling and find out if it has a manual mode, and if so, how many different manual settings does it have.

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Curtis what brands / models of external flash would you suggest that are cheap?

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In new units on the market, the two most popular are the Sunpak 383 and the Vivitar 285HV.

On the used market, there's a million models out there. The key feature you want is adjustable manual control.

Edit: But make sure they have a safe trigger voltageexternal link before you put them on your hotshoe or connect them with a PC cord.

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Thanks!

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On the used market, there's a million models out there.

If you're using them off the camera where trigger voltage isn't a problem (300D), I'd recommend the Vivitar 283, too. They just don't quit. Be sure to look through the whole thread.
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