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580EX II or EF 24-105L f/4 IS USM for Christmas?

 
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Dec 20, 2008 21:57 |  #1
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Which one would you choose? A brand spankin new 580EX II flash or a used 24-105 Lens for Christmas?


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Dec 20, 2008 21:58 |  #2

You already got a flash how about some L glass.


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Dec 20, 2008 22:00 |  #3

It depends what you already have and what you are going to do with. A gift for me? Both please :)


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Dec 20, 2008 22:06 |  #4
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I would say the 580EX II is to get more creative lighting and the 24-105 would be just to improve my IQ... I want both, but I don't have the money for both


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Dec 20, 2008 22:11 as a reply to  @ Rebel450D_Addict's post |  #5

Go with the glass.........awesome lens. It's on my camera ALOT more than my flashes :lol:


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Dec 20, 2008 22:17 |  #6

If you're content with your current flash, I'd get the glass.


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Dec 21, 2008 02:20 |  #7

+1 24-105mm

I bought mine and love it on my 40D, it doesnt leave it much.


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Dec 21, 2008 02:38 |  #8

It depends. How often do you use your lighting? How often would you use the lens?

Prioritize based on usage first. I am guessing the lens would be more likely used camera gear.


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Dec 21, 2008 07:44 |  #9

+1 for the lens but it depends what you primarily shoot


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Dec 21, 2008 09:22 as a reply to  @ Rebel450D_Addict's post |  #11

There's not a huge difference between the 580II or the 430, so unless you really want two flashes I would go for the lens!


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Dec 21, 2008 10:06 as a reply to  @ red hot sheep's post |  #12

That 24-105 would fit real nice in your glass arsenal. A 580exll is cheap enough to save up for in no time. Would also fit real nice with your 430 & st-2e & lot's of fun (can also drive ya crazy)...............t​ough call


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Dec 21, 2008 10:11 |  #13

Are you looking to do off camera flash ala Strobist? Then I'd say get the L, then a cheaper flash like the Vivitar 285 or something. However, I've read in various forums that the 24-105 does not particularly perform all that well on crop cameras. I myself have experienced exactly this after I switched from the 40D to the 5D.


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Dec 21, 2008 11:10 |  #14

Lens is always the better choice.




  
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Dec 21, 2008 11:28 |  #15

I say go with the glass...you'll love it!




  
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