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New Canon 470EX AI Automatically Bounces Flash So You Dont Have To

 
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Feb 28, 2018 07:28 |  #16

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18572954 (external link)
Wow, I like the part where it flips automatically! :)

What a gizmo!

I can see this feature being attractive to new flash photogs that don't realize how to do it themselves. I mean, there are people that shoot in green box. I can't really say for sure that I would not have been a customer at one point.

I thought you still shoot in green box. Good on you, man ;-)a

On another note, maybe I was just unlucky, but I decided to go the generic route with a YN flash. Thing croaked after 110 shots, never to awake from its slumber again and rigor mortis set in. Tossed it right in the round file. Garbage.




  
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Feb 28, 2018 18:37 |  #17

That rotating motor will drain the batteries very fast, right? :)




  
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Feb 28, 2018 20:00 |  #18

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That rotating motor will drain the batteries very fast, right? :)

Good point, and we must remember the flash fires two fractional power shots in order to set itself, it addition to the real shot. And when we shift camera angle/position (beyond Portrait/Landscape rotation changes) we need to do it again.


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Feb 28, 2018 20:05 |  #19

that is pretty slick. I just may have to start saving my lunch money again.


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Mar 01, 2018 02:03 |  #20

nixland wrote in post #18574746 (external link)
That rotating motor will drain the batteries very fast, right? :)

Good point..didnt even occur to me

Still... isnt this basically the cost of two 430EXs?

Im terrible with flash (especially bounce) so theres part of me that likes it but i feel its just too high.. should have been down the sub $300 level for entry level people


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Mar 01, 2018 02:36 |  #21

What happens when the subject is wearing a wide-brimmed hat?
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Mar 01, 2018 21:48 |  #22

MDJAK wrote in post #18574310 (external link)
I thought you still shoot in green box. Good on you, man ;-)a

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Ive been experimenting with "Sports" and "Landscape" now and then, expanding my horizons...


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Jun 22, 2018 22:10 |  #23

This seems to me like a solution looking for a problem :p


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Jul 14, 2019 21:01 |  #24

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Good point..didnt even occur to me

Still... isnt this basically the cost of two 430EXs?

Im terrible with flash (especially bounce) so theres part of me that likes it but i feel its just too high.. should have been down the sub $300 level for entry level people

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I'm still thinking of getting one. This Flash is presently listed for only $200 from Amazon

In this forum's marketwatch, someone posted a link to Adorama last January where the 470EX AI comes with an accessory bundle of battery charger, batteries, bounce card and hot shoe cable for $199 ... the bundle price may come and go.

Here's a couple of reviews I found. The first review goes heavy on a Canon 1DX mk ii. After the first half minute, feel free to jump past the camera review to 9:15 to only hear flash comments.. The 2nd following video review is entirely the 470EX AI flash.

I appreciate both opinions in these. One is a pro who feels he doesn't need the new flash, but says its great for others like beginners. The other is also plenty experienced, and points out that the technology can make life easier regardless.




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Jul 15, 2019 08:03 |  #25

The 470EX AI is currently available "New" at $200 directly from Canon so likely is offered at a similar price elsewhere, and perhaps with some bundling. See https://shop.usa.canon​.com …/speedlite-470ex-ai-flash (external link) for the Canon specific offering. The refurb offering, at $144, is at https://shop.usa.canon​.com …lite-470ex-ai-refurbished (external link).

By the way, not all cameras offer 100% compatibility so best check the compatibility chart at https://shop.usa.canon​.com …h_Compatibility​_Chart.pdf (external link).




  
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Jul 17, 2019 17:58 |  #26

John from PA wrote in post #18893934 (external link)
The 470EX AI is currently available "New" at $200 directly from Canon so likely is offered at a similar price elsewhere, and perhaps with some bundling. See https://shop.usa.canon​.com …/speedlite-470ex-ai-flash (external link) for the Canon specific offering. The refurb offering, at $144, is at https://shop.usa.canon​.com …lite-470ex-ai-refurbished (external link).

By the way, not all cameras offer 100% compatibility so best check the compatibility chart at https://shop.usa.canon​.com …h_Compatibility​_Chart.pdf (external link).

Wow .. thanks for that refurb link. Didn't realize those were available, and refurb is usually my preference.


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Jul 17, 2019 18:38 |  #27

KenjiS[/QUOTE wrote:
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I liked the idea, as im terrible with flash (especially bouncing and stuff) and it is a really cool thing and something actually new

Old thread, but for any newbies reading it, and thinking the 470EX sounds cool...
With an ordinary flash you simply AIM the flashhead upward (e.g. pointing at a 45-60 degree angle upward to illuminate the ceiling between you and your subject),
and with the camera in nTTL mode (n depends on what brand of camera you use) you aim focus and shoot. Not at all hard!


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Jul 26, 2019 17:35 |  #28

Wilt wrote in post #18895498 (external link)
Old thread, but for any newbies reading it, and thinking the 470EX sounds cool...
With an ordinary flash you simply AIM the flashhead upward (e.g. pointing at a 45-60 degree angle upward to illuminate the ceiling between you and your subject),
and with the camera in nTTL mode (n depends on what brand of camera you use) you aim focus and shoot. Not at all hard!

With the exception that doesn't automatically reposition the flash rotating from landscape to portrait position. For certain photographers, they could capture more photos by just shooting and sparing stopping to manually adjust.

Both options are covered in the videos I shared previous.


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Jul 27, 2019 06:28 |  #29

Wilt wrote:
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Old thread, but for any newbies reading it, and thinking the 470EX sounds cool...
With an ordinary flash you simply AIM the flashhead upward (e.g. pointing at a 45-60 degree angle upward to illuminate the ceiling between you and your subject)

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Aug 07, 2019 23:06 |  #30

They're in stock now at the Canon refurb store for $159.99.




  
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