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Jul 05, 2010 23:51 as a reply to  @ post 10480357 |  #796

^ im liking the 2nd one the most. Any filters?




  
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Jul 06, 2010 00:09 |  #797

Can anyone advise on external flash for the t2i? Or should I wait until I'm a little more epxerienced before purchasing one? I had someone say that my photo problems for indoors would be solved with an external flash? Any suggestions?
Oh, and any suggestions on a battery/grip recommendations as well, would be appreciated.
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Jul 06, 2010 00:27 |  #798

I use the 430ex II. Works amazingly....and you can get em fairly cheap now. There are rumors going around that Canon will be releasing a new flash this year, meaning the 430ex II will go down in price even more. If you have the extra money, go for the 580ex II, but it's really not necessary...just has a few extra bells and whistles that you don't need to worry about unless you're going to be taking photos professionally. To answer your question, an external flash will DRAMATICALLY help your photos...especially indoors. It makes the built-in flash look like Geo Metro compared to a Ferrari. Bouncing flash off of a wall or ceiling adds depth to your photos that the on-camera flash can't even come close to achieving. Get one. You wont regret it.


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Jul 06, 2010 01:04 |  #799

A big +1 on the external flash. I put off buying one for years because of the cost. I am amazed at the difference the 430 EX II makes in flash photos (relative to the camera's pop-up flash) when I bounce it. I like the 430 so much that I also bought a 580 EX II so I could experiment with two-light setups. I'll say this about the 580 EX II vs the 430 EX II: that little catch-light panel in the 580 EX II is nice to have. (OTOH, it's not worth the price increase if that's the only feature of the 580 EX II that interests you. A cut-down index card and a piece of tape will get the same results from your 430 EX II.)




  
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Jul 06, 2010 08:47 |  #800

mosesport wrote in post #10483980 (external link)
I use the 430ex II. Works amazingly....and you can get em fairly cheap now. There are rumors going around that Canon will be releasing a new flash this year, meaning the 430ex II will go down in price even more. If you have the extra money, go for the 580ex II, but it's really not necessary...just has a few extra bells and whistles that you don't need to worry about unless you're going to be taking photos professionally. To answer your question, an external flash will DRAMATICALLY help your photos...especially indoors. It makes the built-in flash look like Geo Metro compared to a Ferrari. Bouncing flash off of a wall or ceiling adds depth to your photos that the on-camera flash can't even come close to achieving. Get one. You wont regret it.

+1. An external flash will do amazing things for your indoor photography as you can suddenly aim the flash in any direction you want and even if you don't play with the angle, having it seperated from the lens will help. I also have the 430 EX II and love the ability to adjust the flash power directly on the 430 ex II. It recahrges quickly and serves all the functions i want. I've added a cowboystudio wireless flash trigger for $25 and it has made flash photography all the more flexible. That said there's probably better posts to discuss the flash.




  
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Jul 06, 2010 08:51 |  #801

DANiMALxMD wrote in post #10483797 (external link)
^ im liking the 2nd one the most. Any filters?

I like that one too. Yes, I used a polarizing filter (as I do on most of my outdoor shots). I'll sometimes use a multi-coated UV filter but more often than not I go with the CPL filter. The shot settings were:
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Jul 06, 2010 09:05 |  #802

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Some pics from tonight... first time shooting fireworks.

straight from the camera, just cropped a little bit.

Aperture f/10.0
Focal Length 23 mm
ISO Speed 100

QUOTED IMAGE


Aperture f/10.0
Focal Length 23 mm
ISO Speed 100

QUOTED IMAGE



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Jul 06, 2010 10:03 |  #803

another using the 85mm f/1.8 ,still can get it off my camera !

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Jul 06, 2010 10:52 |  #804

Another Canon Guy wrote in post #10485387 (external link)
+1. An external flash will do amazing things for your indoor photography as you can suddenly aim the flash in any direction you want and even if you don't play with the angle, having it seperated from the lens will help. I also have the 430 EX II and love the ability to adjust the flash power directly on the 430 ex II. It recahrges quickly and serves all the functions i want. I've added a cowboystudio wireless flash trigger for $25 and it has made flash photography all the more flexible. That said there's probably better posts to discuss the flash.

Thanks so much for your advice. I don't think right now, as inexperienced as I am, I would know what to do with an off camera flash. I just know I made some photos at a small wedding, and there was mega shadows behind them. And also, up against a black curtain, it made my photos pretty dark as well. Am fixing to order me a 430 ex II, I believe.... This little hobby, I have found out, can become very expensive!! But I love it... As the saying goes----- "you can't take it with you"... :-)


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Jul 06, 2010 11:46 |  #805

^---- Don't worry about inexperience. The flashes are made for consumers. Their functions are very straight-forward. You can literally pop the flash onto your camera out of the box (after you put batteries in, of course), and start taking better pictures right away. It's very easy to use.


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Jul 06, 2010 13:34 |  #806

Hmm, glad i read this. I was just thinking about getting the 580. So basically the 430 and 580 has the same features except for one as mentioned above? How about the flash range?


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Jul 06, 2010 14:19 |  #807

Don't misinterpret that. The 580 is DEFINITELY a better flash...it's just not usually necessary for amateur photographers. It has a much better feature set, but geared more toward pros. It has a flash commander built in so you can control similar flashes wirelessly via infrared communication. It also has updated control dials (it uses a wheel instead of buttons). It also has a greater flash output and faster recycle time...but it's also MUCH bigger and MUCH heavier on your camera. I would still recommend the 430ex II over that, though, if you're just starting out. It's half the price and will give you results that are just as good.


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Jul 06, 2010 19:18 |  #808

This is the first and last picture of the night. Testing out the Tamron 60mm Macro @ F2.0 and I'm loving it!

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Jul 06, 2010 20:17 |  #809

Hrm, I should invest in a flash soon :p


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Jul 06, 2010 20:58 |  #810

Hardcore wrote in post #10489140 (external link)
This is the first and last picture of the night. Testing out the Tamron 60mm Macro @ F2.0 and I'm loving it!


Wow, this is exceptionally sharp! Will you post more pics with this lens?


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