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Best Flash for T2i under $200?

 
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Feb 02, 2011 02:59 |  #16

icsDave wrote in post #11761018 (external link)
Take a look at the Canon EX 270, it works very well with a T2i. Small lite weight, only 2 AA's can last 300-400 shots. It uses the flash inteface in the camera. Amazon has em for $144.

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Only problem with that is, that you have zero directional control - part of the idea of putting a flash on an SLR is, that you can bounce it.
-> I personally do not consider a glorified po-pup flash worth any expense.
(Only benefit it has: More power, maybe a bit higher off the camera than the pop-up flash)


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Feb 02, 2011 05:32 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #17

Yongnuo YN465 - Canon ETTL, manual controls, built-in white card, diffuser, etc. $65




  
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Feb 02, 2011 06:58 |  #18

DetlevCM wrote in post #11761308 (external link)
Only problem with that is, that you have zero directional control -

the 270 can be tilted up for bounce- it is a very nice "walk around" indoor flash
look at the flash section on POTN and search 270 there was a nice comparison to the 430II


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Feb 02, 2011 08:29 |  #19

DetlevCM wrote in post #11761308 (external link)
Only problem with that is, that you have zero directional control - part of the idea of putting a flash on an SLR is, that you can bounce it.
-> I personally do not consider a glorified po-pup flash worth any expense.
(Only benefit it has: More power, maybe a bit higher off the camera than the pop-up flash)

You can bounce it, just not as much as the 430


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Feb 02, 2011 10:08 as a reply to  @ JustinRageth's post |  #20

I have YN-468, it is made from garbage, but it works.
Nissin 622 is more powerful, better build and more noisy.
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If you have budged of 200, try to get used Canon flash.


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Feb 02, 2011 10:10 |  #21

ETTL-II is a function of the camera, as I understand it. If your body supports ETTL-II, then YN flashes will be fine. However, I would recommend looking in the classifieds here for a used 550EX. One went here for $195 last week. A great value, indeed!




  
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Feb 02, 2011 10:18 |  #22

The 285HV is a beast but it dose not have ttl or a swivel head. You can get one for like $70 bucks




  
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Feb 02, 2011 10:44 |  #23

Got a 270EX here and works really well with the T2i, but as others have said a 430 would suit if you can get a used one for under $200. I'll be looking to upgrade to a 430, after I get a 70-200L!


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Feb 02, 2011 12:11 |  #24

r31ncarnat3d wrote in post #11760291 (external link)
I'd go with Yongnuo too. I own a YN-468, and while admittedly I'm a flash noob, it works well and does exactly as it's described. .

that or the cheaper YN465 may be your best option for an ETTL flash.




  
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Feb 02, 2011 12:19 |  #25

watt100 wrote in post #11763468 (external link)
that or the cheaper YN465 may be your best option for an ETTL flash.

I have heard nothing but good things about that $65 flash


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Feb 02, 2011 12:24 |  #26

nissin di622 MK1 is you can find them, they were about 170 dollars on close out, or the metz 48 AF-1 on close out 180 dollars.

If not canon 430exII, metz 50 AF-1 or the nissin di622 mk2.

The 270 ex is okay, but bounce flash is less harsh, and being able to tilt and swivel is important when bouncing is important.

The YN works but not as well built, and have now clue how much live the flash was design for. But it is cheap.


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Feb 02, 2011 12:45 |  #27

shoturtle wrote in post #11763545 (external link)
canon 430exII

This is what I really want. I'm looking for one used.

Please let me know if anyone has one. I can't post a thread in the "buy" marketplace yet.




  
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Feb 02, 2011 12:45 |  #28

LOVE my 430exii and its worth every penny for performance and build quality. Bought a $60 Bower flash as a second strobe setup...output was good, but stand fell over into thick grass and the think is now in 100 pieces...junk!


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Feb 02, 2011 12:51 |  #29

Both the nissin and metz have more range then the 430 exII. And work just the same. Metz have excellent build quality. Typical German made product. And the nissin is also very well made. I would get a new flash over a used one personally. All flashes have a set lifespan for the blub. I have seen some really high uses flash, though cheap. May need to be sent in and pay for bulb replacement. Thus adding more cost.

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This is what I really want. I'm looking for one used.

Please let me know if anyone has one. I can't post a thread in the "buy" marketplace yet.


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Feb 02, 2011 14:38 |  #30

before I picked up a 430 exII, I used a Promaster 7500 EDF. got it for $190 new at camera shop in Minneapolis. I used it for about a year and really had no problems with it. seemed to work pretty consistent. Only downsides were a slower recharge time (as compared to my 430) and loud capacitors. I could clearly hear the thing charge - although sometimes that's not a bad thing either

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*edit* guess it's going for $250 nowadays. at that price I'd wait for one of the 430 EXII's to come up refurb on adorama or B&H. IIRC I got mine refurb for a little over $250 last fall


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