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Old 17th of July 2001 (Tue)   #1
Russ
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Default 380 EX Flash Unit

I am considering buying a Canon 380ex flash unit for my G1. When I called Canon this wasn't one of the flashes they recomended. Even though it says you can use it in the manual. Is anyone using this flash and do you have any problems or limitations. Should I just wait and save up for a 420 flash or will the 380 work? What features won't work with the 380 and the G1? What would be the advantage of getting the 420? Any comments are most appreciated.
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Old 17th of July 2001 (Tue)   #2
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Default Re: 380 EX Flash Unit

Save up for a 420EX. I think they can be had for about $180 US.

You get a head that tilts and swivels. This lets you bounce off a ceiling in both portrait and landscape camera positions. You get more power. If you ever want to, you can use the 420EX as a slave to a 550EX or an ST-E2.

I'm not sure, but I think the 380EX is discontinued.
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Old 17th of July 2001 (Tue)   #3
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Default Re: 380 EX Flash Unit

I have a 380ex and it works well with the G1. It's slightly less powerful than the 420 but for indoor shots or fill-flash outdoors it works just fine.
Just be sure to use the spot metering and Flash Exposure lock on the G1 to help avoid over-exposure in close quarters.

My only gripe with the 380 is that it's tilt-only. No swivel. If you have a flash bracket like a stroboframe or hand hold the flash that shouldn't be much of a problem.

Is the 420ex better than the 380ex? Yes.
Is it THAT much better?

--Eric
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