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Anyone using a Speedlite 380EX with a G9?

 
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Apr 16, 2008 23:46 |  #1

After determing that the onboard flash on my G9 is dismal at best, I having been hunting for a used flash to mount on the hotshoe. I want a flash that I can later use as a separate slave with the remote transmitter. This because when money permits, I intend to buy something newer greater better faster!!:lol: maybe a 430EX or 1 580EX II (although it is rather large)

Just wondering if any of you are using a 380EX with your G9 and how well it works? Is it a big improvement over the onboard? I like bouncing off the ceiling to soften the lighting.

The reason I ask about the 380 is because I found a used one in excellent condition on Craigslist for $150. How does this sound? I am going to look at it very soon and want to be armed with accurate info.

Anything special I should check on it? I am going to bring my G9 so I can try it out.

Thanks for the help, you wonderful techie camera gurus !:p:p


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Apr 17, 2008 01:45 |  #2

I do and its fantastic but you will find you are using the G9 as an attachment for the lash as its somewhat bigger than the camera.......I use the st speedlight transmitter and use the flash off camera.....fantastic flexibility and results

oops, just noticed you were asking about a 380, not a 580 like mine!


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Apr 17, 2008 08:23 |  #3

Any EX flash will work fine and provide a huge improvement. You will really understand how (close to) useless the onboard flash is once you use the camera with a Speedlite.

I use my 420EX with the camera because my 580EX II is too big.


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Apr 19, 2008 05:51 |  #4

Check Ebay today. There are several 380EXs for well UNDER $100.


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Apr 19, 2008 10:48 as a reply to  @ tincan44's post |  #5

You can probably find a 420EX for ~$150 which has a bounce AND swivel head.


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Apr 19, 2008 12:35 |  #6

tincan44 wrote in post #5360402 (external link)
Check Ebay today. There are several 380EXs for well UNDER $100.

I just bid on one on Ebay. Sometimes the prices get really silly close to the end. We'll see what happens.


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Apr 19, 2008 14:12 as a reply to  @ BobsYourUncle's post |  #7

Can anybody tell me if the little stand for the 380 flash originally came with it in the box or did it have to be purchased as a separate accessory?


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G11 and
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G9 - DEAD (self destructed) I'll fix it one day!

  
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Apr 19, 2008 16:12 |  #8

BobsYourUncle wrote in post #5362308 (external link)
Can anybody tell me if the little stand for the 380 flash originally came with it in the box or did it have to be purchased as a separate accessory?

It came with it. I am sure of this. If I am wrong, sorry.



  
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Apr 23, 2008 05:57 |  #9

Just remember that you can't use the 380 ex off camera as a slave as it lacks manual control. I don't know what happens if you fire it with a sync cord, maybe it just fires full power?




  
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Apr 23, 2008 23:24 as a reply to  @ mpoole's post |  #10

Well, I bought one off Craigslist for a hundred bucks.
I have to say I am really impressed with the results - especially compared to the onboard flash.


Set Goals!! If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!
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G1X .... and this other stuff
G11 and
380EX & 430EX
G9 - DEAD (self destructed) I'll fix it one day!

  
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