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Nov 07, 2011 18:50 |  #1

Hello, I'm pretty new to flash photography. I'm trying to buy one, fairly inexpensive, but something decent as well. At first I was gonna purchase the Canon 430EXii, but I want to get something a little less expensive for now, I don't mind if it's 3rd party, as long as it has a swivel/tilt head so I can bounce it off the ceiling, etc.

I was looking at this from Adorama: Adorama Auto Bounce Flash, Non-Dedicated Flash with a GN of 82 ft (ISO100) http://www.adorama.com​/FAB.html (external link)
I've checked the reviews, but a couple said that it's not compatible with Canon, but on the photo it shows a Canon.... does anybody have this flash?

Is this any good? Sunpak PZ42XC Digital Flash for Canon, with E-TTL II Flash Control Mode, Guide Number of 138 (ISO 100/feet), Black http://www.adorama.com​/SUPZ42XCA.html (external link)

Or if not recommend another one for around $100. I'd appreciate any feedback! Thanks!


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Nov 07, 2011 19:06 |  #2

Sunpak is a good option. I'd also look at Nissin and Sigma.


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Nov 07, 2011 20:35 |  #3

Thank you, I'll look into those brands as well!


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Nov 08, 2011 14:05 |  #4

arch.cm wrote in post #13367803 (external link)
I was looking at this from Adorama: Adorama Auto Bounce Flash, Non-Dedicated Flash with a GN of 82 ft (ISO100) http://www.adorama.com​/FAB.html (external link)
I've checked the reviews, but a couple said that it's not compatible with Canon, but on the photo it shows a Canon.... d

Well spotted, thank you!

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Nov 08, 2011 17:55 |  #5

I've had both a Sigma and a Nissin and have been very happy with both. As a brand, I think the Sigmas are probably a little bit better than the Nissins but not by much.


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Nov 08, 2011 20:27 |  #6

Thanks for the recommendations, I actually ended up with this one from BHPHOTOVIDEO:
Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash

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